Wednesday, March 19, 2008

VOYA Cover Photo Contest for Teens

I found this while web surfing today and wanted to share for those who may have interested young adults in their family.

VOYA's Cover Photo Contest for Teens:

Teen photographers' own creations appear on the front cover of Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) magazine. On the theme of "Teens on the Planet Read," VOYA wants photographs that express the relationship between teens and the world of reading. Images should portray teens with any type of reading material: books, magazines, comics, computers, their own creative writing, media of any kind—even participating in library programs or other events. Pictures might be taken in teens' bedrooms, libraries, classrooms, or outdoors—anywhere on the Planet Read.

Photographs taken by teens must be submitted through a librarian, teacher, or other adult sponsor, and are accepted throughout the year. The contest is ongoing.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Standard 4x6-inch or larger color prints are preferred. High-resolution digital photos of at least 300 dpi are accepted if sent as tif or jpg files. Low-resolution digitals cannot be considered.
  2. All photos must be marked clearly with the name of the photographer and a suggested photo title or caption. For prints, use a sticky note on the back of the photo. For digitals, place the information in an e-mail to
  3. A cover sheet or e-mail must accompany all submissions, containing the teen photographer's name, age, e-mail, street address, city, state, zip code, and phone number; along with the adult sponsor's name, title, library/school/organization, street address, city, state, zip code, phone, and e-mail.
  4. Tips for Winning Photos: Avoid amateur snapshots. Photos must be well composed, well focused, and capable of sharp reproduction when enlarged. Seasonal themes, humor, and unusual poses catch the editor's attention. Award-winning photos from a local library or school photography contest are welcomed.
  5. Mail photo prints to:
    VOYA Cover Photo Contest
    4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200
    Lanham, MD 20706

    E-mail digital photos to

Teen photographers whose pictures are published will receive a $50 prize and three copies of the magazine.