Drexel Photography High School Contest

Drexel photography High School Contest 2014


The contest is open to all high school students and will culminate in an exhibition at the photography program gallery in February 2015. High school students may enter all types of photographic processes (black/white, color, silver prints, digital prints, and historical processes). All submissions for the 2014 Drexel University High School Photography Contest must be submitted online to and all submissions must be received by NOVEMBER 26, 2014.


To download a printable contest brochure, please click here.


Photography Program,


Please join us for our Fall open houses on October 26 and November 8 to discuss how the photography program could benefit you.


Applicants must submit their portfolio online at:

Deadline for entry is November 26, 2014.

Artists must be a high school student in the United States.

Applicants may upload 1-3 images (jpg). For good quality and fast uploads, image files should be sized no larger than 1280 px @ 72dpi. The slide room portal offers additional instructions for submitting work and helping new applicants get started. For technical assistance, access the help desk at

There is a non-refundable processing fee of $20.00 payable online. Schools and groups interested in group payment options, please contact: no later than November 14, 2014.

Each artist warrants that he/she has obtained all necessary releases from models and other subjects featured in photographs selected for exhibition.

Artists agree to let Drexel University Photography Program use submitted images for promotional materials. Accepted artists may be asked for a higher resolution file than originally submitted.

Submission of an entry to this competition implies acceptance of all the concerns here stated.


Artists whose work has been selected will be notified on or about December 12, 2014. Award winners will be notified on or about January 14, 2015.


All selected photographs will be on exhibit from February 7, 2015 - March 6, 2015 at the photography program gallery. In addition, there will be an opening reception for the exhibit on February 7, 2015.


First Place $500 Cash Award
Second Place $250 Cash Award
Third Place $100 Cash Award


$50 Gift Certificate from B&H Photo, New York, NY
$50 Gift Certificate from B&H Photo, New York, NY
$50 Gift Certificate from Photo Eye Book Store, Santa Fe, NM


Selected artwork must be received no later than January 9, 2015. Artwork must be matted, outside dimensions of the mat must be 11x14. No frames please.

Winning artists are responsible for packing photographs in a resealable package with adequate packaging for return (or include new return packaging inside) and must include return postage. Artwork that does not include return postage will not be returned.

After notification, selected artwork should be mailed to:
Drexel University High School Photography Contest
Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
Photography Program
101 North 33rd Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Drexel University Photography Program reserves the right to disqualify and remove any work that does not requirements or whose quality is not reflected in the submission materials.