Do you have what it takes to win?

The 9th Annual High School Photo Contest

The 2024 contest is now closed! Our next contest will begin on January 1st, 2025.
See 2024 Results
Show Us Your Skills and Win $1,000s in Free Gear

High schoolers... Enter for your chance to win prizes like these:

If you’re in high school — and you love photography — then this competition is for you! Whether you’ve been shooting for years or you just picked up a camera yesterday, enter now for your chance to win $1,000s in free gear from our sponsors.

Canon EOS R6 Mk II
One of the top mirrorless cameras in the industry; comes with RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens
Sony A7C Mark II
One of the best mirrorless cameras on the market; comes with a 28-60mm lens
Insta360 Camera
One Insta360 X3 and THREE Flow smartphone gimbals are up for grabs.
Profoto A10 Flash
The People category winner will receive this incredible portable studio light.
$2,000 off "PI" or "SI"
Win a massive discount to one of our premier photography education programs! And swag!
Godox TL30 Tube Light
Each winner will receive an awesome, versatile RGB tube light!
Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art
The grand prize winner will receive one of our favorite lenses from Sigma!
Paper & Ink Gift Certificate
Each winner will receive credit to print their work with the best archival print lab!
Adobe Subscription
Each winner will receive a One-Year Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.
B&H Gift Card
Each winner will receive a B&H gift card.
Crucial Pro Portable SSD
Each winner will receive a Crucial Pro Portable SSD.
TetherTools Tethering Kit
Each winner will receive a TetherTools Starter Tethering Kit and Smart Shooter 5 license.
QNAP Storage
The grand prize winner will receive a QNAP TR-004 4-Bay USB 3.2 Gen 1 RAID Expansion Enclosure with four 4TB Seagate drives.
Rode Camera-Mount Microphone
Each winner will receive a Rode Camera-Mount Microphone.
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Oben Travel Tripod
Each winner will receive an Oben AT-3565 Aluminum Travel Tripod and BZ-217T Triple-Action Ball Head.
Genaray Powerbank Pocket LED Light
Each winner will receive a variable-color temperature LED light
Sky-Watcher Telescope and more!
The nature category winner will receive the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer 2i Pro Pack AND a Evostar 72mm f/5.8 Refractor Telescope!
Night Photo Summit Ticket
The nature category winner will receive a ticket to the 2025 Night Photo Summit.

Contest closes in:


Meet your judges

These four photographers create incredible images beyond imagination. Make sure to submit your best images, as they're responsible for selecting the winners!
Ready to Join?

Here's How to Enter:

  • Gather your best photos

    Whether you grab your camera and head out the door or start scrolling through your image library, this is the most important step! Be sure to choose your strongest work, and if you're not sure what that is, ask your family and friends!
  • Upload your photos to our website

    Upload to one category of your choosing OR go big and submit to all four of them! It never hurts to try! It's free to enter! Our uploader will walk you through the submission process from start to finish. Be sure to select "Notify Me ✅" to join our mailing list and be the first to learn about who wins!
  • keep shooting; resubmit at any time

    If you happen to create a better photo than the one you submitted, you can always come back and adjust your submission anytime before the contest closes on February 29th.
  • winners are announced mid-march!

    After we cull through tens of thousands of images and select the final 400 or so, our esteemed guest judges will narrow it down to the final winners in each category, and a Grand Prize winner will be chosen from the top four places. Winners are announced via email – sign up to our mailing list to be sure to see the announcement!
Submit your photos now!
"Winning the grand prize in the Rocky Mountain School of Photography High School Contest has transformed my photography. Not only have I been gifted with incredible prizes that allow me to develop my work, but winning gave me the confidence to continue my photographic journey. When I found out I won, I could not believe it. Entering such a large contest was very intimidating, but it has been my greatest achievement and I am so excited for the next person who can receive this great gift."
Charlie Cooper
2022 Grand Prize Winner
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