ATPI Top Program Award

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

Entry Fee

  • Entry fee is $20 per school

Categories

  • Architecture
  • Commercial / Advertising
  • Documentary / Photojournalism
  • Landscape / Nature
  • Sports
  • Portrait
  • Still Life
  • Thematic – include an explanation of the theme in the metadata

Deadline

  • Postmarked and uploaded by April 29, 2022

Rules and Submission Guidelines

    After surveying some members, we are going back to the traditional rules for Top Program. All entries are matted or mounted prints but the school must also upload digital copies to the ATPI contest site.

  • 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 after the deadline of the previous contest – April 29, 2021 and while working with the sponsoring teacher.
  • Individual students may not have more than two images in any one portfolio.
  • Entries in the Documentary/Photojournalism category should not contain digital manipulation.
  • Schools must upload a digital copy of each portfolio to the ATPI contest site by 6 pm on April 29, 2022. Include the required metadata in each image file (instructions here) and upload all 10 images under the teacher’s name.

Winners Lists

2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

Winners Galleries

2021 Top Program Winners 2020 Top Program Winners 2019 Top Program Winners 2018 Top Program Winners 2017 Top Program Winners 2016 Top Program Winners 2015 Top Program Winners

Contest Statistics

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

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 1
Commercial/Advertising – 4
Documentary/PJ – 2
Landscape/Nature – 4
Portrait – 7
Sports – 2
Still Life – 4
Thematic – 6

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

Total number of portfolios entered:
Architecture – 4
Commercial/Advertising – 3
Documentary/PJ – 4
Landscape/Nature – 4
Portrait – 10
Sports – 4
Still Life – 5
Thematic – 6

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