February 20, 2020 / Photo Contest

Submit your photos to Walsworth’s 2020 Photo Contest

Written by Aimee Parsons

Attention photographers, this year’s Walsworth Yearbooks Photo Contest begins on Tuesday morning, Feb. 25. For the next month, yearbook photographers across the country will have their chance to win one of 10 $100 Visa gift cards (and bragging rights, of course), and their photo featured on Walsworth’s Wall of Fame!

The contest will run from Tuesday, Feb. 25 through Friday, March 27. Photographers will compete in 10 categories, with a $100 Visa gift card being awarded to the winner of each category.

Entries into this year’s contest can be uploaded at our 2020 Photo Contest page.

This year’s categories are the following:

  • Academics – Show us learning in progress.
  • Club or Organization/Community Service – Show us how clubs and organizations allow groups to shape each individual as well as the community.
  • Feature/Portrait – Reveal who a person is by showing what they are feeling or a bit of their personality using the face and emotion as the focus.
  • Junior High/Middle School – We’re looking for the best junior high/middle school photo of any genre. Photo must be taken by a junior high or middle school student.
  • Photo Illustration – Show us a photo that has been modified, manipulated or otherwise features special effects that were created to tell a story.
  • School Spirit – We want to see the meaning of school pride displayed on the sidelines, in the stands, at practice – by anyone not competing in an athletic event.
  • Sports Action – Capture athletes in action and the spirit of competition.
  • Sports Reaction – Focus on the fans’ or athletes’ response to an emotional moment – nervous, happy, sad, etc.. Show us the moment they react to something happening during a sporting event.
  • Student Life – We want to see who students really are – who that person is, what they do and why.
  • Yearbook Life – Show us yearbookers in action. Staffers doing the everyday duties of yearbook life inside and outside of the classroom — interviews in progress, photographers taking pictures, reporters covering events, advisers teaching and even what’s happening on deadline days!

One winner and several Honorable Mentions will be chosen in each category. Any student who is chosen as a winner or Honorable Mention in more than one category will also be the recipient of a Portfolio award.

All entries will be judged by a committee, based on the basic rules of photography, overall quality and creativity/originality.

Winners in this year’s contest will be notified by May 1, 2020.

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Aimee Parsons

Aimee Parsons is the Campaigns and Promotions Supervisor at Walsworth and a contributing writer to the Yearbooks Blog. She previously worked as a Senior Marketing Specialist for Walsworth, and an Account Manager for ClassScene, Walsworth’s online solution for photo and video sharing. Prior to joining Walsworth, Parsons was a corporate photographer for Burns and McDonnell Engineering. She owns and operates her own freelance photography business and studied commercial photography at Northern Arizona University.