Image courtesy of Nick Thomas

The Fourth Annual #ritphotoprize
by Dan Hughes

Your Talent. Your Voice. Your Move.

Do you love photography? Are you a high school photography or community college student? RITphoto is looking to recognize photographers from this important group. Together with respected jurors from RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, individuals will be selected who are honing their craft and pushing the boundaries of creativity and new ways of making photographs.

#ritphotoprize2017 Mission:
To discover, support, and promote the next generation of image makers.

How to Enter:

Its very simple. Tag your TEN best Instagram posts with #ritphotoprize2017. That’s it!

Jurors will follow the tagged submissions beginning September 10th.
Images tagged up
through October 27th will be considered.

The Winners will be announced November 10th during our Day of Photography Event. Attendance is not required to be a winner.

Participants must be currently enrolled in 7-12th grades or enrolled in community college. Final Awarding of the Prizes will require proof of student status.

Awards Generously Provided by Adobe

Image of Excellence
The recipient of the #RITPhotoPrize 2017 will receive an app subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud which includes Adobe’s entire collection of professional software for 1 year, a photo tote with goods from the RIT Photo Store, and an online feature on the RITphoto Blog and Facebook Page. Additionally, the winner’s teacher will also receive a copy of this software package

Four Images of Distinction
Jurors will also select their favorite images from the hashtag stream. Four Jury Selection winners for the Images of Distinction category will receive 1 year Adobe Photography subscription that includes Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, an online feature, and a photo tote with goods from the RIT Photo Store.

Five members of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences faculty will jury the competition and were chosen to represent the various majors.

You can read about the winners from RITphotoPrize2016 on this link

About the RIT School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
The 100+ year old School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (SPAS) operates at the interface of the fine and applied arts and the photographic sciences in support of innovation and creativity. A recognized world leader, the School provides a diverse learning community, exploring the boundaries of photography, new media and imaging possibilities where photography and its technologies are pushed to their limits. It offers six areas of specialization: advertising photography, biomedical photographic communications, fine art photography (undergraduate and graduate), photojournalism, photographic technology and visual media. It grants BS, BFA and MFA degrees. School courses investigate aesthetics, imaging practices, technologies, and presentation formats for pictorial and information-based images, videos, websites and publications. Students have the opportunity to study with highly respected and accomplished faculty in state-of-the-art facilities. For more than one hundred years, the School has been dedicated to creative and professional enrichment, preparing students for distinguished careers as innovative leaders in their chosen fields.

This School’s degree programs and their curriculums are designed with an immersive, hands-on philosophy in step with our ever-changing image-based culture, professions and industries. Students enroll in photography classes beginning day one of their first year of study. All degree programs have a theoretical and experimental component leading to the development of broad-based, critical skills required of today’s professionals. Students have access to more than 150 different photography classes and are challenged using real world problems to produce successful real world results.

Its facilities are an unparalleled resource for the creation and presentation of photography and moving media. They support all types of digital, analog (historical and contemporary), and moving media (video and web) creative practices. The facilities include five computer labs all with access to scanners, desktop and large-format printers; thirty-five darkrooms dedicated to silver halide and historic processes; thirty fully equipped studios; and, dedicated labs for scanning electron microscopy, light microscopy, high-speed photography, ophthalmic imaging, color measurement, and imaging systems. The School “Cage” houses the School’s vast inventory of cameras and photographic and video equipment. Dedicated facilities for graduate students are also included: digital labs, studios, and an experimental space for execution and presentation of MFA work.

For more information, please visit our website.