Massachusetts Photo Challenge
A High School Photography Competition
Entries Due by January 31,2014

Photography Center of Cape Cod is holding a photography competition for all Massachusetts students in Grades 9-12. 

The Grand Prize Winner will win a $500 cash prize, camera equipment from Hunt's Camera,and  their entry featured in an Online Exhibition. First prize, second prize and honorable mentions will also receive cash and other prizes as well as having their image featured in the Online Exhibit.



Grand Prize
$500 Cash Prize
Camera  sponsored by Hunt's Camera
A published photography book of all the winning entries
Your winning image featured in an Online Exhibit

Two First Prizes (one for each category)
$250 Cash Prize
A published photography book of all of the winning entries
Your winning image featured in an Online Exhibit

Two Second Prizes (one for each category)
$100 Cash Prize
Your entry in a published photography book of all of the winning entries
Your winning image featured in an Online Exhibit

Honorable Mentions (two for each category)
$25 Cash Prize
Your entry will be included in a published photography book of all of the winners
Your winning image featured in an Online Exhibit

Rules and Regulations
1. Only students Grades 9-12 currently enrolled in a Commonwealth of MA high school can participate. High School Administrators will be asked to verify your enrollment.
2. All entries should be uploaded with all of the information requested
3. All entries must be accompanied by a payment of $5/entry.
4. Judging will be done on the basis of creativity and artistic expression, originality and technical ability.
5. For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject's parent or guardian and provide it to Cape Cod Art Association upon request. You do not need to submit it at time of entry. 
6. Each submitted photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant acknowledges that the submitted photograph(s) is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person's copyright are not eligible.
7. The photographs entered must not, in the sole discretion of Cape Cod Art Association, contain obscene, defamatory, or otherwise objectionable content. Entries deemed inappropriate will be disqualified.
8. By participating, you are agreeing to receive promotional information from Hunt's Camera.
9. To Register:
Each entrant sets up an account on the contest registration site and registers for the show: MA Photo HS Challenge. PLEASE ADD YOUR HIGH SCHOOL NAME NEXT TO YOUR NAME. eg. Jane Doe - Hyannis HS. An email confirmation will be sent to the email address affiliated with your account.

Follow the online instructions to upload and submit images.

To submit more than three images, an additional entry form is NOT required. Simply log into your account on the registration site and select "Buy Additional Images."

Image Format
 72 ppi resolution
 1,280 pixels on the longest side
 RGB or RGB color space (standard) with layers flattened
 8 bit mode
 JPEG format with compression at level 8 (at minimum)
 less than 2MB total size

10. All entries must be submitted by January 31, 2014 at midnight.

11. Minimum amount of entries must be reached for all prizes to be awarded.


All entries will be anonymously reviewed throughout the Contest. Judging and winning entries will be selected by:

Sue Ann Hodges

Sue Anne Hodges has been a professional photographer for 25 years. She studied art and photography and graduated from New England School of Photography before beginning a career in advertising photography.
 “I have been inspired by Mount Desert Island since I was a student in photography school. In the years since, I have become a part time resident and photographing the island which had started as a personal project has grown to become an important part of my professional work.”
 Sue Anne’s images have been featured in Down East Magazine, DeLorme publications, The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Guide Books, and more. From a morning walk on Main Street to an afternoon at the waters edge, she has built a library of images capturing the places and the essence of the island. 
 “I enjoy sharing my love for the island through my images. I maintain up to date image files and am able to provide knowledgeable information about the island for clients working on projects in need of images.”
 Sue Anne’s work is also exhibited widely. Two of her images were included in the Bangor Symphony’s 2003 “Pictures at an Exhibition” and many are in private collections. She splits her time between Maine and Massachusetts where she shares her passion for photography with her students at New England School of Photography.
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