Archive for September, 2013

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

WE know it takes a lot of guts to make a piece of work that you’re proud of and even more courage to share that work with the world.

We’re excited to officially launch the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.  We’re asking students to push the boundaries of their art and writing, and submit their work to us!

The Awards is the preeminent program for recognizing the achievements of creative teens across the country and we want you to be a part of it. In fact, we dare you.

Deadlines vary by region.

How to Enter

Our Region at Large Requirements


Category Description
Images captured by either an analog or digital camera.
Examples (including but not limited to)
Black and white photographs, color photographs, digital or analog photographs, photograms, other experimental photography, etc.
Special Instructions

  • Identify type of photographic techniques used in the “List Materials” section of online registration.
  • Editing software (Adobe Photoshop, Corel PaintShop Photo Pro, Photo Explosion, etc.) is acceptable to use for minor touch-ups and image correction in a manner that replicates traditional darkroom techniques (cropping, dodging, burning, adjusting brightness, contrast, color balance, etc).
  • Works that are digitally collaged, cloned, layered, merged, distorted, or heavily manipulated with computer software must be submitted in the Digital Art category.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

FotoWeekDC Youth Contest

Enter your work!

Do you have an amazing photo you want to share? Want to win great prizes? Enter the 6th Annual FotoWeekDC Youth Photo Contest, sponsored by The PNC Financial Services Group, National Geographic, The Washington Post and FotoWeekDC for a chance to show off your winning photo!

CATEGORIES: Women of Vision, Natural World, Anything Goes

Each contestant may enter up to five (5) photos in total.  Deadline:  Oct. 6th


Awards ceremony and reception for all winners and their families at National Geographic.

Photo displayed at FotoWeekDC’s Nov. 1 – 10 exhibit in the courtyard of National Geographic, as well as on

“Best in Show” : $200 Camera

1st Place Winners: $100 Camera

2nd Place Winners: $50 Camera

If you are a finalist, you will receive your award at a special reception held at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C. where the winning photos will be on display as part of the FotoWeek DC 2013 exhibit! Think you have a winning photo? Enter today!

Details here.

NPG Teen Portrait Competition

Enter the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

2nd Annual Teen Portrait Competition

and get your photo hung at the National Portrait Gallery!

With a new competition comes a new theme, so this year create a portrait you believe in. (this is so corny, but make it work)

Here are some questions to get you started:

What is your purpose?

Where do you see yourself in the future?

What inspires you or speaks to you?

How do you contribute or hope to contribute to the world?

What is your passion?

Link to Competition

Sept. 20th Deadline