Student Competition

Student Competition Details

The contest is open to any high school or rising 9th grade student from the areas below. There is no entry fee and any theme is accepted.

Students receiving awards on November 2, 2019.

Washington, DC

Maryland: Frederick, Howard, Montgomery & Prince George’s counties & adjacent Maryland cities & towns

Virginia: Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun & Prince William counties & adjacent Virginia cities & towns

Click here to view photos from finalists in the 2020 competition

We encourage students to enter our competition can’t wait to see their photos!


The Grand Prize is $500. The Grand Prize winner and nine finalists win $100 each. Each of the ten students receives passes to the online 2021 Awards Ceremony, November 5-7.

About MAPV:

MAPV is organized and sponsored by eight photo clubs in Northern Virginia & Montgomery County, Maryland. Our mission is to promote and advance the appreciation of photography in the Mid-Atlantic Region and elsewhere; to encourage the participation in photography by individuals with all levels of experience and all areas of photographic interest; and to increase the appreciation of photographic art within our community.

How and When to Enter:

Submit entries online from May 15 to June 15. A link will be added to this page on May 15.

Contest Flyer:

Click here to download a PDF of the 2021 Student Contest Flyer


If you have any questions about the student competition, please email us at: