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Young at Art Tenth annual youth photo contest!

In the heart of artistic expression, T. Sedore Photography proudly presents the 10th annual Young at Art student photo contest, an event that not only showcases the creativity of young minds but also contributes to the growth of local youth arts programs. This year's milestone edition promises more excitement, larger prizes, and a decade-long legacy of supporting artistic endeavors in the community.

The Young at Art Fund:

At the core of this celebration is the Young at Art Fund, a benevolent initiative that has granted over $41,000.00 to local schools and youth arts programs. T. Sedore Photography, recognizing the importance of fostering creativity in the community, collaborates with Pomeroy Lodging to make this fund possible. The Young at Art Fund has become a beacon of support, nurturing the dreams of budding artists and ensuring the continuation of arts education.

Contest Details:

The Young at Art student photo contest invites aspiring photographers of all ages, with two distinct age categories: 12 and under, and 13-18. This inclusive approach ensures that creativity knows no bounds and welcomes submissions from the youngest shutterbugs to the more experienced teenage photographers. The contest, hosted on, is now open for entries and will close its doors on May 31, 2024, at 4:00 pm.

A Decade of Inspiration:

As we celebrate the contest's 10th anniversary, the excitement is palpable. T. Sedore Photography has pulled out all the stops, ensuring that this year's prizes are more enticing than ever before. Thanks to the generous support of Pomeroy Lodging, participants have the chance to win not just accolades but also substantial rewards that acknowledge and encourage their creative pursuits.

Community Impact:

Beyond the glitz of prizes and recognition, the Young at Art contest holds a profound impact on the community. The funds raised contribute directly to supporting local youth arts programs and schools. With over a decade of commitment, the contest has become a vital force in empowering the next generation of artists, ensuring they have the resources they need to flourish. None of this would be possible without the amazing sponsors that support this endeavor.

How to Participate:

Participating in the Young at Art student photo contest is a simple yet rewarding process. Entrants can submit their masterpieces online at, where they will find details about the submission process, rules, and important dates. The submission window closes on May 31, 2024, at 4:00 pm, giving young photographers ample time to unleash their creativity and capture the essence of their artistic vision.

Contest Rules: To ensure fairness and uphold the spirit of the competition, participants must adhere to the following rules:

  1. Photo Capture Timeline: All submissions must showcase images captured no earlier than January 1, 2023, emphasizing the importance of recent creativity and growth in the young photographers.

  2. Student-Driven Editing: The editing process is an integral part of the artistic journey. Rule number two stipulates that any post-capture editing must be personally executed by the student, emphasizing the authenticity of their artistic expression.

  3. Text-Free Entries: In the spirit of pure visual storytelling, participants are requested to submit images without watermarks or additional text. This rule ensures that the judging process focuses solely on the photographic content.

  4. Submission Deadline: Time is of the essence. All entries must be submitted by 4:00 pm on May 31, 2024, marking the closure of the submission window for this year's Young at Art contest.

  5. Image Format and Resolution: Technical aspects matter. Submissions should be sent in JPG format, providing the highest resolution possible. Participants using smartphones are advised to check their settings to prevent automatic reduction of image size, as smaller files may impact printability and affect judging quality.

  6. One Entry per Student: Simplicity is key. Each student is allowed one entry, with each submission limited to a single image. This rule encourages participants to choose their most impactful and compelling work, presenting a snapshot that speaks volumes.


The Young at Art student photo contest is not just about capturing images; it's a celebration of creativity, talent, and the future of photography. As young shutterbugs gear up to showcase their best work, the enticing prize package and carefully curated rules promise an exhilarating experience for all participants. So, grab your cameras, unleash your creativity, and join us in making the 10th edition of the Young at Art contest an unforgettable celebration of artistry and passion. May the best photos win!



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