Students and teachers should carefully note the recommended requirements and supplies listed for each of the contests, as well as the changes to contests in the virtual conference model. Students must be registered for the conference to participate in these contests, except for the environmental self-portrait contest. Contests category themes will be released at 9 a.m. Central time on Friday, Feb. 12 on the ATPI Twitter and Facebook group. All contest entries must be submitted to the ATPI contest site by 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. All uploaded entries must contain metadata in the description field based on www.atpi.org/submission. Read the rules for each contest carefully. Entry fee: $8 for individual contest and $20 for teams, except where noted.
ATPI Digital Editing Contest
Students will be given a series of scanned images and a period of time in which to use image editing software to create a contest entry. The emphasis of this contest is to see how creative the students can be using given materials to create a product. There is no limit to the number of students a school may enter in this contest but each student must be registered for the convention.
ATPI Picture Package Contest
There is no limit to the number of students a school may enter in this contest but each student must be registered for the convention. Students will receive an assignment for their photographs on Friday, Feb 12 at 9 a.m. on the ATPI website, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Students will have until 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, to assemble and submit three images to the contest site.
ATPI Digital Image Contest
The contest will provide students with a list of categories. Students can enter one photo per category. No manipulation of the images is allowed except what’s possible inside the camera. There is no limit to the number of students a school may enter in this contest but each student must be registered for the convention.
ATPI News Video Contest
Teams may consist of one to three students. There is no limit to the number of teams a school may enter in this contest but each student must be registered for the convention. Teams will upload their URL link through the ATPI contest site. The published entry must be viewable publicly. Videos must be about the theme provided and use the assigned prop. Entry fee is $20 for each team.
ATPI Artistic Video Contest
Teams may consist of one to three students. There is no limit to the number of teams a school may enter in this contest but each student must be registered for the convention. Teams will upload their URL link through the ATPI contest site. Videos must be about the theme provided and use the assigned prop. Entry fee is $20 for each team.
ATPI Cropped Contest (pre-conference and live)
Do you have what it takes to survive the Cropping Tool? There is no limit to the number of students a school may enter in this contest but each student must be registered for the convention. Students will be given a theme assignment Friday, Feb. 12 and entries must be submitted by Feb. 23. These images will be critiqued and judged. From that group, students will be selected to move into the next round of the contest. In each round, students will have a specific amount of time to capture one image. After a quick critique from the judges, some of the students will be cropped from the group and the remaining students will be given the next assignment. The live, virtual contest will start Friday, Feb. 26 at 10:30 a.m.
ATPI School Portfolio Contest
Four students compete as a team in this contest and the school must have four students on the team. Students will receive a list of potential themes on Friday, Feb 12. The list will be posted on the ATPI website, Twitter and Facebook pages. Students will have until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb 23 to submit entries to the contest site. Each student will contribute one image, which must be taken during the time period between receiving the list of themes and the deadline. Upload all four images under the teacher’s name on the contest entry site but ensure that each student’s name is in the metadata. Entry fee is $20 for the team.
Faculty Digital Contest
All faculty members will be registered into this contest. There is no entry fee. Teachers will be given several categories to select from. Images must be uploaded to the contest site by Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Environmental Self-Portrait Contest
Entries are due by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23. There is a 50-cent entry fee per image. This is the only contest that does not require attendance at the convention to compete, but at least one person from the school must be in attendance. See full rules at www.atpi.org/selfportrait. Upload entries to contest.atpi.org.
Social Media Contest
Post an original photo on Twitter or Instagram using the designated theme hashtag posted on the ATPI Twitter feed during the conference. Each entry must have a clear photo credit either in the tweet or caption. Photographers are limited to five entries per category. The photos you use in these contests cannot be used in any other subsequent ATPI contest, excluding the spring portfolio contests. Only photos meeting these guidelines will be considered in judging for the contest.
People’s Choice Contest
Utilizing Whova, the convention app, students and teachers will be able to share photos they’ve captured during the convention. Awards will be presented to the photos which garner the most likes in the app. Themes for these photos will be announced through the app throughout the convention.
All times Central
Friday, February 5, 2021
Early Bird Registration deadline
Pete Souza application deadline
Monday, February 8, 2021
Whova opens for hands-on workshop classes
Friday, February 12, 2021
Contest categories announced on Twitter
Friday, February 19, 2021
Final Registration deadline
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
- Deadline to upload workshop class contest entries, Picture Package, School Portfolio, Environmental Self-Portrait, Beginning and Advanced Portfolios, video entries and Cropped first-round entries
Friday, February 26, 2021
- Beginning / Advanced Portfolio Reviews
- Breakout Sessions
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Beginning / Advanced Portfolio Reviews
- Breakout Sessions
- Hands-on Workshop Critiques
- Cropped contest
Saturday, February 27, 2021
1 – 3 p.m.
- Keynote with Pete Souza
A200 – Advanced portfolio review/contest – Art
J200 – Advanced portfolio review/contest – PJ
This personal critique for juniors or seniors is an excellent warm-up for the Hal Fulgham Memorial Scholarship contest. Students will be critiqued on Friday morning. Students may only sign up for one critique. $8 entry fee Materials: upload 5 to 10 images to the ATPI contest site by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23.
R100 – Beginning portfolio review/contest
For those students who are just getting started and looking to further hone their photography skills, this portfolio review will offer an opportunity for beginners to have their work critiqued by photo and journalism instructors from around the state. Beginning portfolio reviews are scheduled on Friday morning. $8 entry fee Materials: no more than 5 images uploaded to the ATPI contest site by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23.