Portraits of Learning

Portraits of Learning

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The deadline for this year's Portraits of Learning contest has passed. Thanks to the thousands of you who entered! Check out the winners in the December issue of Tech & Learning. And be sure to enter next year!

What: Tech & Learning invites K-12 students to participate in the seventh annual digital photography contest. The competition, open to all K-12 students, challenges you to capture — and share — your unique vision of the world. If you have an artistic side, you also have the option to digitally enhance your photos with your favorite imaging software. The top 4 winners in each grade level (elementary, middle, and high school) win prizes and have their photo featured in the December Awards Issue of Tech & Learning.

How: Enter the best possible photo. Your photo may be submitted "as is" or you can manipulate it using photo editing software. If you do choose to manipulate your photo digitally, submit both the original and the manipulated photo so we can compare. You may enter as many photos as you wish.


  • A short description of no more than fifty words about how your photograph reflects your point of view.
  • (For manipulated photos only) A description of what kind of software you used and how you manipulated your photo.

Who Can Submit:
The contest is open to all K-12 students.

Teachers may submit classroom and/or individual photos OR students may submit their own individual photos. If photos are being submitted over the summer, either parents (for young students) or students may submit referencing their grade level and teacher from the recently completed year.

How to Submit:
All Portraits of Learning materials must be submitted electronically — We can only accept .jpg files this year.

Winners: 12 winners will be named, with 1 first place and 3 second place winners in each of the following categories: elementary, middle school, and high school.

Prizes include*:

Special thanks to:

*Some or all prizes may be awarded to one or more winners of Portraits of Learning. Winning the contest does not guarantee a specific prize. Winners will be contacted by email. Void where prohibited.

Ownership Rights:
While the photographer retains ownership and copyright of the photographs, entry of your photo in the contest gives Tech & Learning and any sponsoring partners the right to reproduce and display the photo (in multiple media, including TechLearning.com, Tech & Learning magazine, and sponsoring partners' promotional materials and Web site) for promotional and educational purposes.

Consent Forms:

The photographer must obtain all the necessary consents and authorizations from persons photographed. Please download the appropriate forms, have them signed, and submit via fax (650.238.0263) or regular mail to: Jared Stearns, Tech & Learning magazine, Portraits of Learning, 1111 Bayhill Drive, Ste 125, San Bruno, CA 94066. While we recommend that entrants include permission forms with their entries, they need not accompany submissions to be considered for the contest.

Photo Authorization - Adults

Photo Authorization - Minors