Student Competition Rules


Central Florida area Photography students were invited to submit original photography for consideration in this juried competition. A jury of notable judges selected the most compelling and visionary images and vote on an overall contest winner from that selection. All jury selected images will be exhibited at Canvs (101 S Garland Ave, Orlando, FL 32801) Submissions (now closed) HERE


The Contest is open to students and recent graduates (within 12 months of graduation from Contest start date) from any Central Florida college or university, or high school. All competitors are required to submit current student or recent graduate status.

Entry Fees

There are no entry fees for submitting images to Snap! Student Photography Competition.

How to Enter

Contest participants may submit a total of up to 3 original images that are created and solely owned by the submitting participant to be considered in the Snap! Student Photography Competition.  Each submission should include contest participant’s name, school affiliation and grade, title of image, and date image was taken/created. Images must be submitted in a jpg format, not to exceed 500k. Important: please make the width of each submission entry 480 pixel wide at 72 dpi. Be sure to specify the category for which each image is being submitted. Submit HERE

  • Portrait, People & Figure.
  • Documentary, Editorial & Current Affairs
  • Fine Art
  • Cityscapes & Architecture
  • Landscape & Nature

Jury of Judges

A jury of photography luminaries are selected to judge this competition. Jury includes:

  • Hossein Farmani – Chairman, Lucie Foundation
  • Patrick Kahn – Founder | Producer, Snap! Orlando
  • Ed McDonald – Former President, ASMP


The top selected images will be exhibited by Snap! Orlando at Canvs (101 S Garland Ave, Orlando, FL 32801), May 21, 2015 and a reception for the viewing of the images will be held. ONE overall contest winner will be selected by the contest jury as “Best In Show – Overall Student Photography Contest Winner” to receive a prize package worth $1,000 courtesy of Colonial Photo & Hobby.


  • March 22, 2015 – competition opened
  • April 19, 2015 – competition closed (no entries accepted past 5:00 p.m. EST)
  • April 20, 2015 – jury selection took place
  • April 23, 2015 – final competition awards announced
  • May 15, 2015 – winners complete broughty their gallery ready art for exhibition.

Rights and Reproduction

Contest entrants will retain copyright of all submitted work but grant Snap! Orlando unlimited and indefinite permission to display submitted images on/in Snap! Orlando’s exhibits, website, print collateral, display images, and/or additional event promotional materials.

Collection of Information

Entrants’ information will be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, available by email request at

By entering the Contest you consent to Snap! Orlando (e.g. “Sponsor”), its promotional agencies and Contest jury storing and using the personal information you submitted with your entry for the purpose of administering the Contest.


Contest Sponsor shall not be held responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled, delayed, inaccurate, incomplete, or distorted, damaged, ineligible or incomplete transmissions, registrations, or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer or communications-related malfunctions, failures, errors, or limitations of any kind relating to or in connection with the Event, including, without limitation, malfunctions, failures, errors or limitations which may occur in connection with the administration of the Event, the processing of entries, winner notification, or the conducting of the Event; (c) any Event disruptions, injuries, losses, or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor, including, without limitation, theft, vandalism, or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials; or (d) any printing or typographical or other errors in any materials associated with the Event. Entrant is responsible for online charges and fees incurred by it with any Internet Service Provider. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual tampering with the Contest, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right to void the entries at issue and/or terminate or modify the Contest and/or conduct an additional judging session to award the prizes using all eligible, non-winning entries received for such Contest as of the time of termination. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Contest is unlawful and subject to legal action.

General Release

By entering the Contest, entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless Released Parties (Sponsor, Sponsor affiliates, Contest jury, Contest affiliates) from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind, either at law or in equity, whether known or unknown, arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery, mis-delivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional, whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

Copyright Notice

The Contest and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2015  Snap! Orlando. All rights reserved.


The Contest, Event, and these Official Rules will be governed, construed, and interpreted under the laws of the United States and the State of Florida. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Participants who violate these Official Rules, tamper with the operation of the Contest, or engage in conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Contest, or any other entrant (in each case as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Contest. Question about the Contest should be submitted via email to