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We are hosting contests throughout the year to find and celebrate young photographers who have learned how to share stories through their camera lens.


These contests are for students in middle school and high school, perhaps on their yearbook or newspaper staff, who are using photography and/or video to make an impact on their school or in their community.

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The Prizes

Our photography partner Sony is providing the winners with Sony camera kits up to a value of $2,000 each. There will be one winner per category.

The winners will be announced on our social media, our blog, and posted farther down this contest webpage.


Submit your images - in the categories Sports, Student Life, or Creativity - through the form below by uploading the image files. Images must be in either jpg or png format.

Flyers for yearbook advisers and teachers:

Student Photo Contests

Sponsored by Sony



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Spring 2024 Contest Rules - April 27 deadline
  1. The contest is open to all students in Grades 6-12 in public, private, and home schools within the United States.

  2. Students must submit original image(s) which they photographed. Only images photographed since January 1, 2023, are eligible.

  3. Image files should be named  LastName_FirstName_Category_ImageNumberOrTitle, as this is how the images will identified and sorted by the contest organizers and judges. File names which do not at least include the entrant's name and the category will not be considered.

  4. Only images submitted by April 27, 2024, 11:59 p.m. Eastern time will be considered.

  5. The submitted image(s) must exemplify the categories of school sports, student life, or creativity. If an entrant wishes to enter images for multiple categories, they can submit the form below multiple times, choosing a different category each time.

  6. Entrants can submit up to two images per category.

  7. School Photographers of America has the right to edit, publish or otherwise duplicate any design entered into the contest without payment to the photographer.

Beginning Fall 2023, entrants may only submit up to TWO images per category. So give us only the very best of your best!

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