1st Annual Teen Photo Photography Contest Winners

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

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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

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 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

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