Prizes

U.S. Grand Prize Winner

  • $1,000 check (ARV: $1000) and a CANON DSLR Camera (ARV: $750).

  • Check presented by Jostens. Canon camera presented in partnership by Wolfe’s Camera Shop.

U.S. CATEGORY PRIZE WINNERS

Each of the ten categories as outlined on the homepage of the contest website will award 1st-5th place prizes.

  • 1st place - $500 check (ARV: $500) and photography accessories (ARV: $90)

  • 2nd - 5th place - Photography accessories (ARV: $60)

  • Photo accessories presented in partnership by Wolfe’s Camera Shop.

 
 

CANADA GRAND PRIZE WINNER

  • $1,000 check (ARV: $1000)

CANADA CATEGORY PRIZE WINNERS

Each category (Student Life, Open/Creative, Sports) will award 1st place prizes.

  • 1st place - $250 check (ARV: $250)

How It Works

Submit your photos to the Jostens Photo Contest any time between 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Monday, October 1, 2019 – through 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday, March 1, 2020 (“Entry Period”). A team of industry professionals selected by Jostens will judge all photo submissions to select winners for the Jostens 2020 Photo Contest. Winners of the Jostens 2020 Photo Contest will be announced in April, 2020. See RULES menu for further details.


Judging Criteria 

What are the judges looking for?

STORYTELLING
The photo should tell a story or make the viewer curious about the events surrounding the moment of the photo

QUALITY
Winning photos are free of problems with exposure, sharpness or noise.

SHOWSTOPPERS
Judges will be stopped by powerful images. Look for pictures with good actions, reactions and emotions, interesting lighting, peak action, unusual and different situations and storytelling moments.

ORIGINALITY
Photos that are only slightly different from previous winners won't be chosen.

THOUGHTFULNESS
Sending multiple copies of the same image or similar images is not a successful technique. Send us your single best image of a subject. Crop your photo for maximum impact before submitting.