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Our next contest will begin in June.
Check back in May for the next year’s themes.

THEME FOR OUR 2019 CONTEST

They say a picture is worth a thousand words—we’ve chosen just one word and left the other 999 words to your creativity. Check out the theme for your age category below and let your imagination soar as you seek to capture the essence of that theme in the perfect shot!

This year’s themes are:

Category 1: Interesting
(For students age 7-10*)

Category 2: Memorable
(For students age 11-14*)

Category 3: Ordinary
(For students age 15-18*)

*All ages are as of June 1st
See Rules & Guidelines for important instructions!



CATEGORY 1 (ages 7-10)

Theme: Interesting


First Place Winner


Ella Braman of NC
“Color Wheel”

Second Place Winner


Daniel Smith of IN
“Nature Alive”

Third Place Winner


Ella Braman of NC
“Golden”

Honorable Mention


Gabriel Faulkner of AL
“Butterflies Over A Waterfall”

Honorable Mention


Michael Buquo of FL
“Octopus”

Finalists

  • Emma Soto
  • Lexie McKennett
  • Luke Nilsen
  • Addisen Freeman
  • Stephen Wentland
  • Nell Williams
  • Abigail Keifrider
  • Lindy Combs
  • Lincoln Combs
  • Galeya Huston
  • Colin Askegaard

CATEGORY 2 (ages 11-14)

Theme: Memorable


First Place Winner


Andrea Till of CA
“Tranquility”

Second Place Winner


Ezekiel Setera of NY
“Historic Beauty”

Third Place Winner


Morgan Spicer of OH
“Polaroids”

Honorable Mention


Abby Jenkins of OH
“Be Still My Heart”

Honorable Mention


Liliana Harper of AL
“Ride at Dusk”

Finalists

  • Isaiah Zuithof
  • Liliana Harper
  • Morgan Spicer
  • Nicolette Hoffman
  • Emma Bishop
  • Elena Leszczynski
  • Ela Cabunoc
  • Faustyna Kielar
  • Maggie Foster
  • Ellie Thacker
  • Maegan Clapper
  • Ian Tuck
  • Micah Kim
  • Maegan Clapper
  • Carianne Holt

CATEGORY 3 (ages 15-19)

Theme: Ordinary


First Place Winner


Regan Vanderwall of MI
“Berry Cold”

Second Place Winner


Haniah Kring of IN
“Cutting the Light”

Third Place Winner


Sarah Beers of CT
“God's Painting”

Honorable Mention


Malachi Isome of CA
“Curious Toddler”

Honorable Mention


Lydiah Strauel of KY
“Yellow-breasted Chat Flying Overhead”

Finalists

  • Haniah Kring
  • Lauren Smith
  • Emily Houston
  • Evan Akins
  • Miriam Harris
  • Sereenah George
  • Emily Houston
  • Nathaniel Veld
  • Caleb Love
  • Gabrialla O'Hagan
  • Emily Walsh
  • Ainsley Kars
  • Emily Kars