ATPI Top Program Award

This portfolio contest for schools offers nine different categories. Schools submit up to three 10-image portfolios representing at least four students’ work.

Entry Fee

  • No entry fee for 2019-2020

Categories

  • Architecture
  • Commercial / Advertising
  • Documentary / Photojournalism
  • Landscape / Nature
  • Sports
  • Portrait
  • Still Life
  • Thematic – include an explanation of the theme with the prints and in the metadata
  • Cell Phone – a special category for 2019-2020.

Deadline

  • Uploaded by May 29, 2020

Rules and Submission Guidelines

    Rules have been modified for 2019-2020 due to school closures and online learning. In addition to extending the deadline, all entries are digital-only. No prints are required. Entry fees have been dropped for this year as well. In all cases, schools, teachers and students should follow local guidelines regarding shelter-in-place and social distancing while working on these entries.

  • Schools may enter portfolios in up to three categories. The Top Program will be awarded 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. If there is a tie, the judges will judge all entries from each school in a head-to-head contest.
  • Sponsoring teacher must be a Texas member of ATPI.
  • All images must have been taken during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Individual students may not have more than three images in any one portfolio.
  • Entries in the Documentary/Photojournalism category should not contain digital manipulation.
  • Entries in the Cell Phone category should be a cohesive portfolio built around a theme or concept but the subject matter is up to the school. All images must have been taken using a cell phone.
  • Schools must upload a digital copy of each portfolio to the ATPI contest site by 6 pm on May 29, 2020. Include the required metadata in each image file (instructions here) and upload all 10 images under the teacher’s name.

Winners Lists

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

Winners Galleries

2019 Top Program Winners 2018 Top Program Winners 2017 Top Program Winners 2016 Top Program Winners 2015 Top Program Winners

Contest Statistics

2020:

Top Program
St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas
Scott Hunt, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 1
Cellphone/Smartphone – 2
Commercial/Advertising – 3
Documentary/PJ – 4
Landscape/Nature – 4
Portrait – 6
Sports – 6
Still Life – 4
Thematic – 3

2019:

Top Program
Trinity High School, Euless
Michael Peña, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 1
Commercial/Advertising – 4
Documentary/PJ – 4
Landscape/Nature – 5
Portrait – 9
Sports – 4
Still Life – 2
Thematic – 6

2018:

Top Program
St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas
Scott Hunt, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 6
Commercial/Advertising – 2
Documentary – 4
Landscape/Nature – 5
Portrait – 9
Sports – 5
Still Life – 1
Thematic – 5

2017:

Top Program
St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas
Scott Hunt, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 7
Documentary – 5
Landscape – 8
Portrait – 10
Sports – 8
Still Life – 7
Thematic – 3

2016:

Top Program
St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas
Scott Hunt, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 7
Documentary – 6
Landscape – 8
Portrait – 9
Sports – 4
Still Life – 7
Thematic – 9

2015:

Top Program
St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas
Scott Hunt, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 9
Documentary – 5
Landscape – 8
Portrait – 7
Sports – 5
Still Life – 4
Thematic – 6

2014:

Top Program
St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas
Scott Hunt, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 10
Documentary – 4
Landscape – 9
Portrait – 8
Sports – 6
Still Life – 6
Thematic – 7

2013:

Top Program
St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas
Scott Hunt, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 5
Documentary – 5
Landscape – 9
Portrait – 10
Sports – 4
Still Life – 6
Thematic – 7

2012:

Top Program
St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas
Scott Hunt, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 8
Documentary – 5
Landscape – 8
Portrait – 10
Sports – 4
Still Life – 5
Thematic – 9

2011:

Top Program
St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas
Scott Hunt, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 6
Documentary – 6
Landscape – 7
Portrait – 10
Sports – 4
Still Life – 4
Thematic – 6

2010:

Top Programs
Allen High School, Allen
Krista Luter, instructor

St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas
Scott Hunt, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 5
Documentary – 4
Landscape – 5
Portrait – 10
Sports – 5
Still Life – 8
Thematic – 5

2009:

Top Program
St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas
Scott Hunt, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 7
Digital – 1
Documentary – 6
Landscape – 11
Portrait – 8
Sports – 5
Still Life – 3
Thematic – 7

2008:

Top Program
St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas
Scott Hunt, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 6
Digital – 2
Documentary – 2
Landscape – 7
Portrait – 5
Sports – 2
Still Life – 5
Thematic – 7

2007:

Top Program
St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas
Scott Hunt, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered: 44

2006:

Top Program
Allen High School, Allen
Krista Luter, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 9
Digital – 4
Doc/PJ – 5
Landscape – 9
Portrait – 11
Sports – 9
Still Life – 7
Thematic – 7

2005:

Top Program
Trinity High School, Euless
Jeff Grimm, instructor

Total number of portfolios entered: 38

2004:

Top Program
Cy-Fair High School, Houston
Earl and Laurie Emery, instructors

Total number of portfolios entered: 52