Show us how you see the world.
Enter the K12 Photo Competition today.

Everybody looks at the world a little differently, and we want to see your perspective—in focus. Students in grades K–12 are invited to enter their best snap, pic, or photo for a chance to win prize packages worth up to $1,200. National competitions like this are just one more way that K12 helps students define their own paths to success.

Submission deadline is October 16, 2023

Public voting will begin on November 1, 2023.

Find the perfect category to showcase your skill. Multitalented?
You can submit one entry per category.

DSLR Lens master
DSLR Lens Master
Submit a photo that best demonstrates your technical and artistic skills with a DSLR camera.
• Ideal for: Students experienced in photography
• Judging Criteria:Composition, lighting, technical quality
smartphone shots
Smartphone Shots
Share that perfect snap, selfie or shot that you took with your smartphone that shows what makes you smile..
• Ideal for: All students at any skill level
• Judging Criteria: Composition, story
film photography
Film Photography
Love old-school film cameras? Show us your best photo demonstrating your technical skills and developing style.
• Ideal for: Students experienced in photography
• Judging Criteria: Composition, lighting, technical quality

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Winners pick their prize package.


Capture the most likes for another chance to win.

In addition to the main competition judging, each submission will be entered into our People’s Choice Awards. The photo with the most likes in each grade band will each receive a $500 Amazon Gift Card. Stay tuned to learn how to get those votes!
Please see here for the rules and regulations related to our competition. These terms and conditions must be agreed to upon submission of entry.

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K12 is dedicated to helping students and their families define their own paths to success. From tuition-free online schools to tutoring to college prep and more, we’re ready to help you reach your goals—your way

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