Rising Star Portfolio Contest

This contest is designed for schools that want to compete in a portfolio contest, but don’t feel ready to compete for the Top Program award. Schools submit up to three 10-print portfolios representing at least four students’ work.

Entry Fee

  • $10 min, $20 max

Categories

  • Architecture
  • Documentary / Photojournalism
  • Landscape/Nature
  • Sports
  • Portrait
  • Thematic – include an explanation of the theme with the prints and in the metadata

Deadline

  • Received by April 19, 2019

Rules and Submission Guidelines

  • Schools may enter 10-image portfolios in up to three categories. The Rising Star Award will be presented to the school with the highest number of winning portfolios, with four points awarded for a first place portfolio in each category, three points for second place, two points for third place and one point for honorable mention.
  • Sponsoring teacher must be a Texas member of ATPI.
  • Individual students may not have more than three prints in any one portfolio.
  • Prints should not be matted or mounted. We recommend putting them in between cardboard or mount board when shipping to protect the images. Include at least a 1″ border around each image to facilitate handling of the prints.
  • Schools must upload a digital copy of each portfolio to the ATPI contest site by 6 pm on April 19, 2019. Upload portfolios under the teacher’s account. Include the required metadata in each image file (instructions here) and upload all 10 images under the teacher’s account.
  • Once a school wins the Rising Star award, the school must compete in the Top Program contest until there is a change in the instructor at the school.
  • Entry forms and shipping information available in the PDF file.

Winners Lists

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Winners Galleries

2016 Rising Star Winners 2015 Rising Star Winners

Contest Statistics

2019:

Rising Star Program
Ben Barber Innovation Academy, Mansfield
Shannon Oden, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 6
Documentary/Photojournalism – 6
Landscape/Nature – 9
Portrait – 10
Sports – 6
Thematic – 8

2018:

Rising Star Program
Bryan High School, Bryan
John Burrows, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 6
Documentary/Photojournalism – 6
Landscape/Nature – 8
Portrait – 10
Sports – 5
Thematic – 6

2017:

Rising Star Program
Robert G Cole High School, San Antonio
Brenda Marafioto, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 6
Documentary/PJ – 8
Landscape – 7
Portrait – 7
Sports – 7

2016:

Rising Star Program
Trimble Technical High School, Fort Worth
Shannon Oden, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 7
Documentary/PJ – 6
Landscape – 9
Portrait – 11
Sports – 5

2015:

Rising Star Program
McCallum High School, Austin
Carey West, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 6
Documentary/PJ – 2
Landscape – 7
Portrait – 11
Sports – 4

2014:

Rising Star Program
Robert E. Lee High School, San Antonio
Brenda Slatton, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 4
Documentary/PJ – 2
Landscape – 2
Portrait – 4
Sports – 2

2013:

Rising Star Program
Robert E. Lee High School, San Antonio
Brenda Slatton, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 1
Documentary/PJ – 5
Landscape – 5
Portrait – 6
Sports – 4

2012:

Rising Star Program
West Brook High School, Beaumont
Drew Loker, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 3
Documentary/PJ – 3
Landscape – 9
Portrait – 8
Sports – 2

2011:

Rising Star Program
McCallum High School, Austin
Carey West, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 3
Documentary/PJ – 3
Landscape – 4
Portrait – 5
Sports – 2

2010:

Rising Star Program
Austin High School, Austin
Melanie Sherwood, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 2
Documentary/PJ – 2
Landscape – 5
Portrait – 4
Sports – 0