Winter Conference 2022

Due to the latest spread of COVID, the ATPI board has decided to cancel the in-person conference for this year. Instead, ATPI will offer the normal Winter Conference contests for students and teachers during the same time frame.


  • There is no conference registration required for schools to participate. Instead, just pay for the contests students wish to enter.
  • Entry fee is $8 for individual contests and $20 for team contests.
  • Teachers should complete the registration form by Feb. 15 if they plan to enter students.


  • The contest themes for B.I.G. 72 Video (school contest), School Portfolio (a team of four students – multiple teams allowed), Picture Package (individual students), Beginning and Advanced Portfolio Reviews (individual students) and Cropped (individual students – limited to three per school) will be announced on ATPI’s Twitter feed at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17.
  • The B.I.G. 72 contest is due by midnight Central time on Sunday, Feb. 20.
  • The other contests, plus Environmental Self Portrait, are due in the ATPI contest system by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22.


On Friday, Feb. 25 ATPI will host our live contests. These begin at 9 a.m. Central time and a Zoom link will be provided to teachers for students to join a specific contest. This includes

  • subsequent rounds of Cropped,
  • Digital Image (individual students),
  • Digital Editing (individual students),
  • Artistic Video (a team of 1-3 students – multiple teams allowed),
  • News Video (a team of 1-3 students – multiple teams allowed), and
  • Faculty Digital (all teachers that register are in this contest automatically. No entry fee required.)

    All contest rules are now posted on the contest page found here.


  • Contests will conclude by 11:30 a.m. Central, with the exception of the two video contests.
  • From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. we will host a Zoom session looking at some of the entries from the environmental self portrait contest and talking about this type of portraiture.
  • At 2 p.m. we will announce winners in all of the contests, except for video.
  • The artistic and news video contests are due by 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26 and winners will be announced via Twitter on Monday, Feb. 28.

Download the PDF of the awards slideshow here.


ATPI Keynote Speakers

Feb 1998 – Julie Newton
Feb 1999 – Dennis Darling
Feb 2000 – Judy Walgren
Feb 2001 – Keith Carter
Feb 2002 – Danny Turner
Feb 2003 – Dirck Halstead
Feb 2004 – Susan Kae Grant
Feb 2005 – Chris Rainier, sponsored by Canon
Feb 2006 – Robb Kendrick
Feb 2007 – David Hume Kennerly, sponsored by Canon
Feb 2008 – Bill Fortney, sponsored by Nikon
Feb 2009 – Jay Kinghorn, sponsored by Olympus
Feb 2010 – Gregory Heisler, sponsored by Canon
Feb 2011 – Robb Kendrick

Feb 2012 – Sam Abell, sponsored by Canon
Feb 2013 – Elizabeth Kreutz
Feb 2014 – Kirk Tuck, sponsored by Precision Camera and Video
Feb 2015 – John Isaac
Feb 2016 – Stan Godwin
Feb 2017 – Dixie Dixon, sponsored by Nikon
Feb 2018 – James Balog, sponsored by Nikon
Feb 2019 – Brandon Thibodeaux
Feb 2020 – Donna DeCesare
Feb 2021 – Pete Souza
Feb 2022 – none

Sponsors Have Included