Congratulations to the 2019 NYS Media Arts Teachers’ Association Exemplary Award Contest

Congratulations to:


Samantha Gelb








Dani Krasny










Alex Levy








MacKenzie O’Brien








Anna Tom







and Alexandra Wang

for their winning submissions.








A special shout out to Ari Kleiner who won the Presidential Award for his entire portfolio of work!


















NY Times Photo Contest Deadline 10/15, “Show Us Your Generation”

Click on the image above and watch the video for an introduction to this contest. It’s a great source of inspiration and idea generating! (Also, if you scroll down on this link, you will get to the entry form.)

What stereotypes about teenagers do the adults you know seem to hold? How does the media portray people your age — whether you’re called Gen Z, iGen or anything else?

We encourage them to think critically about how their generation has been portrayed by the media and why, and to identify what’s missing in that portrayal.

The NY Times challenges you to take photographs that round out adult stereotypes or misconceptions about Gen Z.

In this contest the NY Times invite teenagers — anyone 13 to 19 years old, from anywhere in the world — to take photographs that depict some aspect of teenage life that you think may be misunderstood, ignored or largely unknown, and, in a short artist’s statement, tell us why.

The NY Times hopes to be able to use some of the winning work in the print Learning section that will come out in early November.

Two upcoming contest opportunities

Millstreet Loft :
Deadline Feb 10

A full tuition scholarship to the Summer Art Intensive of Mill Street Loft, one $1500 scholarship to Maryland Institute College of Art’s Summer Pre-college program, a number of cash awards and other prizes will be awarded.



NYSMATA Exemplary Awards: ;–due-dates.html
Deadline Feb 6

Physics Photo Contest

Thanks to the Physics department for bringing back the Physics Photo Contest!

Physics students demonstrated their understanding of Physics concepts in one of three categories: contrived, natural or multiples.  Students worked in teams to create a visually interesting photograph as well as a description of the physics concept being demonstrated. Photos were then shared with the photography students for peer assessment. Below are some of the favorites. Job well done everybody!

color hair


water pressure



Jewish Museum, NYC- Photography Contest 1st place winner- Emily Millman

In February, photography students were invited to submit images that were abstract interpretations of everyday objects.  This teen contest was developed around an exhibit of Early Soviet Photography, an exhibit that North students had the pleasure of visiting.

We are proud of all of our contest participants: Emanuela Madellana, Jamie Wildman, Brian Huang, Zack Kraushaar, Kathleen Shofield, Katie Adorable, Chloe Albert, Courtney Cullen, Karishma Patel and Nicole Peyton.

And we are super proud of

Emily Millman for winning

1st Place in this contest!!


Earth Day Photography Contest-Deadline April 17

earth day competetion


Enter High Resolution image (300dpi) with a Title, Contact Name, Phone Number and Email Address on this form. All Images must be submitted by Sunday, April 17th.  Images will be digitally displayed at Elements Gallery on April 22nd.


We are looking for pictures that celebrate the earth’s beauty. Photos will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, and subject matter relevance to the celebration of earth day.


There will be 1 award given to each category.


Overall winner selected from all the entries that has the highest number of votes received during public voting to be held at Elements Gallery April 22nd, 2016. Voting Starts at starting at 7pm-8pm

*Prize –  $250 Full Day Workshop Certificate



*Prize –  $175 Young Adult WorkshopCertificate


Illustrates the beauty of earth and how people and nature can thrive together on this planet.

* Prize – A Matted 12×18 Print of  your piece

Center for Safety and Change- Poster Contest – Deadline April 29

This year’s contest theme is “Ending Violence Against Women and Girls.”

The purpose of this contest is to raise awareness and promote communities of peace and respect.

The contest is open to any and all students in grades 9-12 in Rockland County.

There is a $500 grand prize for the winning artist (along with five $100 honorable mentions), and all of the entries will be displayed at a ceremony later in the spring.

In the past the Center has used winning poster contest designs on greeting cards, flyers, t-shirts, etc.

For contest rules and entry form, click here