CELEBRATION

OF YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS

GRADES 6-12

Jamison Matthew Grasping Hands

Untitled (slightly cropped) by Zach Horn. 2023 top selected photo.

ASAP!’s 14th annual Celebration of Young Photographers invites students in grades 6-12 to submit their photographs for a chance to participate in a juried art exhibition. A panel of professional photographers selects 60 photos for a public exhibition, recognizing the top four photos and their photographers for their outstanding and thoughtful work based on the yearly theme.

This year’s theme is Grace. Grace has many definitions, a few examples are: smoothness and elegance of movement, a divinely given talent or blessing, a short prayer of thanks said before a meal, or a recognition of humanity. What do you think of when you hear the word grace, and how will you capture its essence in your image?

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Photos must be original and should adhere to the theme grace
  • Photos should not be larger than 25MB
  • Photo editing is allowed
  • Photos can be taken with any type of camera including smartphones, DSLRs, and traditional film cameras
  • Photos will be scored based on the following: expression of theme, creativity or uniqueness of concept, composition, lighting, and technical knowledge

SUBMISSIONS

Submissions link opens August 2024

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2023 CYP AWARD RECIPIENTS

Dylan’s Wings Photography Awards
High School – Lila Rogers, A Sturdy Lock, Nonnewaug High School, Grade 9
Middle School – Ryan Conard, Crabs Eye View, Harborside Middle School, Grade 7

Honorable Mention
High School – Kiera Jacobi, Looking Out, Nonnewaug High School, Grade 11
Middle School – Hayden Hughes, The Phoenix, Homeschool, Grade 8

Viewer’s Choice
Carter Davis, Soap Stars, Woodland Regional High School, Grade 12

 VIEW THE 2023 TOP SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHERS

VIEW THE 2023 TOP SELECTED PHOTOS ON OUR YOUNGPHOTOGRAPHERS INSTAGRAM

WHERE

2024 location TBD

WHEN

Exhibition Sunday, November 10, 2024

COST

Free to submit and attend, pre-registration required.

VIEW THE SLIDESHOW FROM THE 13TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION

ASAP’s 13th Annual CYP event is made possible in part by the Ellen Knowles Harcourt Foundation, the Town of Washington, the Watts Fund, and:

students smiling on swing at summer program

REGISTER FOR SUMMER PROGRAMS

JUNE-AUGUST

Few spots left! Joyful opportunities for all ages.

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VIEW THE TOP SELECTED PIECES

CYW 2024

Read the pieces performed by the 2024 top selected young writers.

asap! employee and students outside at summer camp

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JULY 8-JULY 28

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