PDNedu Student Photo Contest!

  By Ryley Smith

Are you a student photographer looking to break into the professional realm of photography? The PDNedu Student Photo Contest is the perfect opportunity. It is open to students of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, including a category for high school students until December 27th, 2019. With seven grand prize winners and one select grand prize winner, there is nothing to lose, but a whole lot to gain with the PDNedu Student Photo Contest. 

About The Contest:

The PDNedu Student Photo Contest is open to students currently enrolled in university/college, high school, or a certificate program, who want to gain exposure for their photography. From those who enter, winners and honourable mentions will be recognized in the Spring 2020 issue of PDNedu, which has a circulation of 50,000 copies to students and educators nationwide. Featured photographers will also be promoted to PDN‘s online audience of more than 500,000 followers.

In addition to this, there will be seven grand prizes consisting of Nikon gear, a $150 B&H gift card and a portfolio review. There is also one select-grand prize of $1500 and a one-day Instagram takeover! There is nothing to lose, but a whole lot to gain!

How To Enter: 

There are four, easy steps to enter!

  • Go to the PDNedu registration page online
  • Pick the categories you are going to enter in:
    • Fashion & Portraiture
    • Documentary
    • Still Life
    • Travel & Landscape
    • Fine Art & Personal Work
    • Multimedia & Video
    • High School (Any Subject)
  • Payment
    • It is $15 per entry, which can consist of 1-6 images, but multiple images must be visually related and will be judged as a series/whole
  • Upload! 

There is no limit to the number of entries submitted, and there are special discounts for batch entries. 


The deadline is December 27th, 2019!

For more information check out PDNedu Student Photo Contest 2020


Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.