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Presented by Jostens

Photog Fest is a unique collaboration with the Jostens Photo Contest. Together, we've created the premier student photography competition and exhibition, complete with comprehensive resources, activities and prizes. Our mission is to provide emerging student photographers with the resources, rewards and recognition they deserve.

What It Is:

Simply put, Photog Fest and the Jostens Photo Contest are two awesome and rewarding options for student photographers. The Jostens Photo Contest is a competition for middle school and high school students where you can submit your best photos in a wide variety of categories for a chance to win prizes totaling over $10,000 AND a chance to become an Official Selection as part of Crave Art's Photog Fest.

Crave Art's Photog Fest includes:

  • An Exhibition of all Official Selections at a Chelsea Art Gallery In New York City

  • Guided Photo Walks and Photo Scavenger Hunts

  • Industry Insider Panels and Workshops

  • Networking Events

  • Teen Indie Awards Show where we'll reveal the 2019 Photographer of the Year and a full-ride college scholarship.

  • Jostens Photo Contest Winners, Finalists and all Photog Fest Official Selections will be announced on April 24th.


Submissions for the 2019 Photog Fest are currently closed and Official Selections have been announced! Did your photo make the cut? Check out all of our selections here. All Official Selections will be shown at the 2019 Photog Fest Gallery Exhibition at the All American High School Film Festival in New York City on October 13th. Tickets will be on sale soon!


  • Academics & Community Service - Show students learning, in or out of the classroom.

  • Graduation - Capture the emotion, color and vibrancy of graduation day. Photos can be from the 2017 graduation as long as the photographer is or was enrolled in high school for the 2017–2018 school year.

  • Landscape - Landscape photography shows spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic. Landscape photographs typically capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes.

  • Photo Illustration & Manipulation - Photos in this category can be posed or electronically enhanced to illustrate a topic or idea. Examples of electronic enhancement include using filters, altering colors, adding/removing objects or people or combining photos.

  • Portrait - Portrait photography or portraiture is photography of a person or group of people that captures the personality of a subject by using effective lighting, backdrops, and poses.

  • Sports: Athletes in Action - Wherever they are, we’re looking for athletes in action.

  • Sports: Sidelines & School Spirit - Show moments that capture school pride in all its forms.

  • Student Life & Traditions - Capture student life in a way that showcases school culture and tradition.

  • Yearbookers in Action - Go behind the scenes and capture the making of the yearbook. Photos of staff selling yearbooks, engaging in team building activities, and traveling to workshops, in addition to working in the classroom, are all welcomed.

  • Middle School & Junior High Category - Entries on any school-related topic. Must be taken and entered by a middle school or junior high student (Grades 6-8).

    *NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the United States who are age 13 or older and who are middle school, junior high, or high school students as of the date of entry. Starts 11/15/17; ends 3/1/18 (11:59 PST).
    Sponsored by Jostens Inc. See official rules here.


All Jostens Photo Contest Winners, Finalists and Photog Fest Official Selections will be exhibited in a private Chelsea Neighborhood Art Gallery in New York City during the 2019 All American High School Film Festival. The action-packed weekend experience will also include a Guided Photo Walk, Photo Scavenger Hunt, Industry Insider Panels and Workshops, and a variety of Networking Events. Finally, we'll announce the winner of the Photographer of the Year Award at the Teen Indie Awards Show at The Kings Theatre in Brooklyn.


The 2019 Photog Fest experience provides a plethora of ways to connect: networking events packed with student photographers from around the world, panels and workshops hosted by industry professionals, interactive technology displays, the nation's largest media and communications college fair, and of course, the gallery exhibit and red carpet. Join us in New York City this October for Photog Fest and the All American High School Film Festival and we promise a weekend you will never forget!


Oh, and we also have some amazing prizes... The Jostens Photo Contest category winners and finalists will take home a piece of $10,000 as well as other sweet equipment, and the winner of Photog Fest's “Photographer of the Year” will walk away with a full-ride, $72,000 scholarship to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design! Of course, it's a pretty big win just to be named an Official Selection, meaning that you are one of the top young photographers in the world. And the whole "we display your photos in an art gallery in Chelsea”, known as the art capital of America… that's an unparalleled experience for high school photographers. But we do it, because you deserve it.