Education for All Photography Contest

Diversity, Collaboration, and Achievement

The California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) and the F3 Education Awards Program reward the artistic and scholastic capabilities of our state's students by conferring five student education awards of $1000 to high school students.

2014-2015 Education For All Photography Contest

The collaborative forces of CAAASA and F3 are behind the Education For All Photography Contest, which will award five $1000 education awards to students for their digital photos conveying, in an educational setting, these three central themes: Diversity, Collaboration, and Achievement.

Contest Rules:

The five winners of the Education For All Contest will each be awarded a $1000 education award. Eligibility is reserved exclusively for high school juniors and seniors.

Submission Criteria:

The submission period for 2015 is now closed. Check back soon for information on winning entries.  CAAASA and F3 do not assume responsibility for lost, late, misdirected, and illegible entries, all of which will be disqualified.

The file name of each student's photo entry must be saved as their home telephone number. This must be the same number as that listed on the application form. The student entrant must not include their name, address, school site, or school district in the photo submission.

In addition to submitting their photograph, student artists must include a statement of 200 words or less describing how their submission speaks to the messages of diversity, collaboration and/or achievement in an educational setting.

F3 will forward entries to judges selected by CAAASA for assessment. Photo submissions will be assessed on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit.

  • Photographs must be solely the work of the student entrant. Plagiarized photographs will be disqualified.
  • Artistic filters are not permitted.
  • Entrants must submit only one photograph.
  • Decisions of the judges are final.
  • CAAASA and F3 retain the perpetual rights to all submitted photographs. Photographs will not be returned.

Award winners will be notified in March, 2015. The likelihood of winning will depend upon the quality of all other entries as judged by the criteria stated above. Prizes are nontransferable. All prizes will be awarded. Competition is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Winners will be solely responsible for any federal, state, or local taxes.

Photographs must be original, not in the public domain, factually accurate, and must not infringe or violate any law or the legal or equitable right of any person or entity, nor contain material that infringes or violates any personal property rights of others or that constitutes defamation, invasion of privacy, an infringement of the intellectual property rights of any third person, or is otherwise unlawful. By submitting an application packet, each student acknowledges his or her understanding of and compliance with these rules. CAAASA and F3 reserve the right to disqualify any entry deemed inappropriate for publication, at their discretion.

Within 10 days of the date specified in the notification, winners and, for students 17 years of age or younger, their parents/guardians, will be required to execute an affidavit of originality, eligibility, and compliance with rules, a release of liability, and a grant of publication rights, or the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. Winners must provide a street address where CAAASA and F3 can mail the winners a publicity release, affidavit of eligibility, and, if applicable, a tax form.

All photographs and all rights to their publication become the property of CAAASA and F3 Education Awards Program, which may use, edit, and excerpt these entries for promotional or any other purpose, including placing them online without attribution or compensation, additional or otherwise. CAAASA and F3 Education Awards Program reserve the right  to use award winners' names and other biographical data, including but not limited to, hometowns, schools and school districts of attendance, in any advertising or promotional materials relating to this competition without further notification, permission, or compensation to the winners, except where prohibited by law.

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