for your Work!
Grand-prize winners will also receive prizes that include a Nikon DSLR camera, $150 to B&H Photo and Video and a portfolio consultation with an editor at PDN or a contest judge.
New this year: Every entry will receive feedback from a contest judge! Get your work critiqued by industry experts to help refine your concepts and technical skill.
ONE SELECT GRAND-PRIZE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
- $1,500 cash
- A Nikon DSLR camera
- A $150 B&H gift card
- A portfolio review
WINNERS and HONORABLE MENTIONS will receive a one-year PHOTO+ Membership.
ALL ENTRANTS will receive feedback from a contest judge.
Fine Art & Personal Work
Multimedia & Video
High School (Any Subject)
Educators may submit on behalf of a class. Purchase 6 or more entries and receive 15% off your submission fees. Receive a 30% discount on submissions with a PHOTO+ membership. Members discount is in addition to quantity discounts. You can sign up for or renew your PHOTO+ membership directly from the "Add entries" page.
Please note that if you are entering a series submission (2-6 images) the images must be visually related.
PDNedu is published biannually by PDN and sponsored by Nikon. The magazine has been published since 2001, providing invaluable content for student photographers and educators alike.
In addition to prizes of monetary value, our photo contests provide entrants with immeasurable exposure to leading creatives. Winners' galleries are published in print and online, promoted to influential photo editors, creative directors and art buyers looking for new and established talent.
PDN's family of photo contests covers a broad range of fields and experience, and has a reputation for prestige and value.
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Only students currently enrolled in college or high school, or a certificate program are eligible to enter. Educators may submit on behalf of a class, contact email@example.com for group rates. Employees and direct family members of Photo District News and its affiliates are not eligible to win prizes. See Rules page for more details.
What is an entry?
An entry consists of one image or one photo series.
What is a photo series?
A photo series includes two to six images that convey a story around a particular theme.
How are the entries judged?
Judging is subjective, however, we have a few simple guidelines for putting together your entry.
- If you are entering a single image, make sure it's strong on its own. You may choose to also enter it as part of a series, but as a single, it should relay the story, moment or concept you want to convey.
- If you are entering a series, make your series cohesive. If it is not from the same photographic series or project, a visual relation that ties the imagery together is key. Judges will be making decisions based upon the strength of the series as a whole. Make a careful edit of your images and order them the way you want them to be viewed.
- Trust your instincts, but also ask the advice of those you trust. Sometimes you need another opinion to improve your edit. Ask someone with a good eye, be it another artist, your rep or a creative who has experience in the field.
Can I enter if I live outside of the U.S.?
Except where prohibited by law, international entries can be submitted.
Is there a limit to the number of entries that I can enter?
No, you may enter as many entries as you like.
No, there are no timeframe restrictions for this contest.
What format should I save my digital images?
Digital images should have a long dimension of at least 2,000 pixels and be saved at 300 dpi (around 7" or larger) jpeg. We recommend the uncompressed file size not be larger than 4 megabytes to ensure a fast upload experience. We can accept images that are up to 50 megabytes (uncompressed) if you do not have the ability to downsize the images (uncompressed is the size you see in Photoshop's "Image Size" display which represents the count of pixels in the image: It is not the file size on your computer's hard drive viewable on your desktop). Images may be color profiled in sRGB, Adobe-1998, or not color-managed.
I have entered my photo in another competition. Does this disqualify my entry?
No, we allow images that have been entered or have won in other photo competitions, including other PDN/Rangefinder/WPPI contests, as long as they have not been entered into this contest in a previous year.
Should I watermark my images?
No, we will appropriately credit all winning photographers.
Will my images be sold?
No. You retain copyright to your
photograph and the Sponsors may not sell your photo entry for a fee.
All entries may be posted online so that viewers may view all
competing entries. And winning entries may be used in connection with
the Contest and promotion of the Contest for a period of 24 months
from the date winners are notified.
Winners will be contacted in February 2017 and the winning entries will be published in PDNedu's Spring 2017 Issue.
Do you still have questions?
For additional questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sponsor of PDNedu Student Photo Contest is Emerald Expositions, Inc., 100 Broadway, 14th floor, New York, NY 10005.
The Contest ends December 18 2016 , at 11:59 pm PST (the Entry Deadline). An Extended deadline of January 8 2017 will be issued after December 18 2016, at 11:59 pm PST with a $10 per entry late fee. All entries must be received by the Extended Entry Deadline.
WHO MAY ENTER
Only students currently enrolled in college or high school, or a certificate program are eligible to enter. Educators may submit on behalf of a class. Contact email@example.com for group rates. Employees of Photo District News® , and each of their affiliates, subsidiaries and agents, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such individuals, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win a prize. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry. CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
HOW TO ENTER
To enter electronically, please visit
to register. Once the
registration process has been completed, you will receive an
e-mail confirmation. Simply log onto the website and follow the
online instructions to upload images from your computer. Digital
images should have a long dimension of at least 2,000 pixels and
be saved at 300 dpi (Around 7" or larger). We recommend the
uncompressed file size not be larger than 4 megabytes to ensure a
fast upload experience. We can accept images that are up to 50
megabytes (uncompressed) if you do not have the ability to
downsize the images (uncompressed is the size you see in Photoshop's "Image Size" display
which represents the count of pixels in the image: It is not the file
size on your computer's hard drive viewable on your desktop). Images may be color
profiled in sRGB, Adobe-1998, or not color-managed. For more
information on electronic submission guidelines see our FAQ.
You may enter any number of entries in any of the categories.
No mail-in entry is available for this Contest.
Each Entry consists of an entry form, a single image or photo essay and an entry fee.
Each submitted photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that he or she has full power and authority to enter the photograph, and that the photograph does not infringe any copyright or violate any other intellectual property rights. The entrant agrees to indemnify The Photo Group from any and all third party claims arising from the photograph.
Photographs that include sculptures, statues, paintings, and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud, provided that entrants must be prepared to provide a release form as described below in "Third Party Releases/Licenses." When photographing the work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame close up of another person's art.
If the Photograph includes other people, you must be prepared to provide a signed written personal release from all persons who appear in the Photograph submitted, authorizing use of the Photograph as provided below in "Third Party Releases/Licenses." If you are unable to provide a personal release, upon request by Sponsor and in the form provided by Sponsor, then your entry may be disqualified. You do not need to send the release with your entry. If you win, we will contact you if a model release is needed.
The entries will be judged in accordance with the Judging Criteria, as defined below. The photograph must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsors, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Photographs deemed inappropriate will be disqualified.
Online entries must be made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, internet domain owner, or other person or organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
Categories are specified on the homepage of the PDNedu Student Photo Contest website.
Prizes are specified on the homepage of the PDNedu Student Photo Contest website.
- Contest consists of two (2) rounds of evaluation. In Round One, a panel of PDNedu experts in photography (the "Judges") will each review a portion of the entries and select a group of entries in each Category to proceed to Round Two. In Round Two, the Judges will collectively select, from among the entries selected in Round One, a winner in each Category. Limit one prize per winner.
- Sponsors reserve the right not to award all prizes in the event an insufficient number of eligible entries meeting the minimum judging criteria are received, as determined by Sponsors and Judges in their sole discretion.
- Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality and effectiveness in expressing the contest theme. Winners will be published in PDNedu's Spring 2017 issue and in the PDNedu winners' gallery.
- Decisions of the Sponsors and Judges are final and binding.
If the photograph contains any material or elements that
are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the
rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the
photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to
submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents
necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph in
the manner set forth in these Official Rules without additional
compensation. If any person appearing in any photograph is under
the age of majority in their state/province/territory of
residence the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required
on each release.
By participating, ALL ENTRANTS grant the Sponsors and their designees, licensees or affiliates (the "Authorized Parties") a non-exclusive, worldwide license, through October 2019, to reproduce, distribute, display and post the entries online so that viewers may view all competing entries. In addition, each WINNER grants to the Authorized Parties a license for use of his/her winning entry in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including but not limited to, print or digital publication in PDNedu magazine showcasing the winners, and promotions related to the contest. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.
THIRD PARTY RELEASES/LICENSES
Winners authorize Emerald Expositions Photo Group to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the photograph entry in connection with PDNedu Student Photo Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including but not limited to: publication in Photo District News ® showcasing the winners; PDNedu Student Photo Contest live gallery; the PDNedu Student Photo Contest Website and on pdnonline.com ; and in exhibits and promotions related to the PDNedu Student Photo Contest. Winners authorize Emerald Expositions Photo Group to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the photograph entry in connection with the promotion of the PDNedu Student Photo Contest for up to two (2) years.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By participating, entrants agree to release,
discharge and hold harmless Emerald Expositions, Inc., and each of
their respective partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising
agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and
representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of
their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related
activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any
prize awarded hereunder.
Sponsors assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. Sponsors are not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants' or any other persons' computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to this Contest.
This Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and
regulations. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if the
Sponsor determines the entry to not be an original, or if the
entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered,
counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.
Participants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final on all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if he/she wins that Sponsor may use each winner's name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Contest or future promotions without compensation or approval (except in Tennessee and where prohibited by law). All federal, state and local taxes, fees and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize are/is ineligible or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsors, in their sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.
RIGHT TO CANCEL OR SUSPEND CONTEST
If for any reason the
Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by
computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service
attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical
failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsors that
corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness,
integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsors reserve the
right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s)
who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate,
modify, or suspend the Contest. If Sponsors elect to cancel or
terminate the Contest, Sponsors will not retain any rights in the
submitted photographs and will return the entry fees.