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First Year Photography

First Year Photography

Only students in their first year of any journalism, photojournalism or media class are eligible for this competition. Contestants will submit ONE photograph that has been published in their scholastic media within the last year, or that will be published this year. It must not have been entered in a previous TAJE competition. The photograph should be taken by the entrant and may be of any subject matter. A full caption should be included. Photo may be color or black-and-white.

• Imaginative subject matter.
• Excellent technical quality.
• Excellent photo composition.
• Visual impact; simplicity; cropping; lighting.
• Quality of the caption may also be considered.

Uploaded Photo Contests Rules & Procedures
• Students may submit one entry per contest.
• Schools may enter three students per contest.
• Entries must be entered online at
• Advisers must be members of JEA for students to enter this contest.
• Advisers should go to, log in and follow the directions for entering photos.
• Photos must be no more than 2000 pixels in the long direction and no larger than 2MB saved as RGB (or
grayscale), JPEG files.
• Images can be either color or black and white.
• Captions must be included in the Description field. For instructions on how to enter the caption information, go to
• Advisers may register contestants with student e-mail addresses so that students can log in and upload their own photos, or teachers may upload the photos for the students. DO NOT wait until the
contest deadline to enter students.
• DO NOT bring images to the convention. All critiques will be completed online. DO NOT mail the photographs.
• DO NOT submit images in which the content has been significantly digitally altered. Such images should be entered in the Photo Illustration competition.
• Photo illustrations are acceptable as part of a portfolio in the portfolio contest. Entries must be entered online no later than midnight Oct. 1.

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