Past in-person Day of Photo events have included portrait and high-speed photography demos, a student panel, facilities tours, equipment showcases and portfolio reviews. Photos by Photojournalism student Ben Braun.
RIT photography students talk about their experiences during a past Day of Photo panel discussion. Photo by Ryan Flanagan '18 (photographic sciences).
In conjunction with Day of Photo, the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences runs an annual RIT Photo Prize Instagram competition to discover, support and promote the next generation of image makers. High school and community college students are eligible to enter the juried contest.
Lecturer Dan Hughes, left, with 2019 Instagram contest grand-prize winner Liz Henson, who was awarded a Canon DSLR camera. Photo by Ben Braun.
How to Enter/Eligibility
It’s simple: Tag your 10 best Instagram posts with #RITphotoprize2020. That’s it! Jurors will follow the tagged submissions and winners are announced during the Day of Photo event. Attendance is not required to be a winner.
Participants must currently be enrolled in seventh through 12th grades or community college, and be in a photography class. Final awarding of prizes will require proof of student status.
Prizes and Jurors
Contest jurors will select an Image of Excellence winner and Images of Distinction honorees. Previous winners have received prizes such as a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, cameras and photography equipment. The prizes for 2020 are to be announced.
The jurors are School of Photographic Arts and Sciences faculty representing all of the offered disciplines within the school.