The 9th Annual

High School Photo Contest

Contest opens on January 1, 2024!
see Last year's results

a contest just for you

Whether you've been shooting for years or you're new to photography, this contest only for high schoolers is an awesome opportunity for you to show us what you've got!

Our Sponsors:
Canon logoSony logoAdobe logoSigma logoProfoto logoInsta360 logoPaper and Ink logoOben logoG genaray logo
Get ready to get excited!

prizes include:

Canon R6 Mk II
One of the industry's best mirrorless cameras; comes with 24-105mm f/4L IS lens
Sony A7C
A super versatile mirrorless camera with a 28-60mm f/4-5.6 lens
Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art Lens
This lens is amazing - seriously one of our favorite lenses of all time!
Profoto A10 Flash
The grand prize winner will receive an awesome portable studio light!
Fine Art Printing Credit
Every winner will receive $100+ credit to print their work with the amazing Paper & Ink Studio!
Plus even more!
There are many more prizes from many more amazing sponsors listed below in the FAQs!

Meet the judges

These four humans make photos that knock your socks off, and they will carefully select your best shots, too!
How to Enter

the process is simple

  • 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 to our website

    The upload process is simple. You can upload to only one category OR go big and submit to all four of them! It never hurts to try! Our uploader will walk you through the submission process and let you know if there are any issues with your files.
  • keep shooting

    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 28th.
  • sit tight until 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. Look for the announcement of winners in the middle of March!
Ready to submit photos?
"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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Frequently asked questions

Still have questions about the contest?  Get in touch!
What exactly is "RMSP?"

Well, we're definitely not "college."

RMSP is an independent trade school that helps photographers master their craft and build sustainable businesses through intensive, in-person training.
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