Congratulations to all participants and entrants in this year’s 1st Annual Teen Photo Photography Contest Sponsored by Adobe.
Judging was conducted from January 16th through February 10th.
We received hundreds of entries in two divisions: age 13-16, and 17-22. Photographers competed for the grand prize of the entire competition, and first, second, third, and honorable mention awards in each division. Entrants came from over 15 different countries, including the United States, New Zealand, China, India, Tajikistan, and Jamaica. “I am so impressed by the vision, the skills, and the passion of these young photographers. This is the future of photography, and it’s going to be great,” described Ms. Miriam Leuchter, editor in chief of Popular Photography Magazine. Our judging panel also included Zach and Jody Gray, renowned wedding photographers appearing in People Magazine
INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIZE
BRIAN VAN WYK
British Columbia, Canada VANCOUVER RIOTS “Brian Van Wyk got right into the middle of the action and brought his viewers with him. This is the power of photojournalism,” – Miriam Leuchter _________________________ DIVISION II: AGE 17-22 1ST PLACE WINNER NATASHA SADIKIN: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES 2ND PLACE WINNER BRIAN VAN WYCK: BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA 3RD PLACE WINNER JENNA DENISE – ONTARIO, CANADA HONORABLE MENTIONS RACHEL DEMPSEY: MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, UK DAVID VAUGHN: TEXAS, UNITED STATES HALEY LORENSON: ALASKA, UNITED STATES _________________________ DIVISION 1: 13-16 1ST PLACE WINNER MAX WOLENS: TEXAS, UNITED STATES 2ND PLACE WINNER SOPHIE SCHWARTZ: OHIO, UNITED STATES 3RD PLACE WINNER HALBERT BAI: TEXAS, UNITED STATES HONORABLE MENTIONS Emilia Zevallos: Virginia, United States TALIA FEINBERG: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES EVAN WALSH, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES