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Saturday, December 4, 2010

2011 PIEA Competition

The 2011 PIEA International Student-Teacher Photo Exhibition and Competition

Photo Imaging Education Association / Deadline: 12/30/10

The purpose of the competition is to discover and recognize talented students, faculty, and staff. Approximately 65 photographs will be selected from all classifications and will be mounted for exhibit at the PMA International Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas September 8 - 10, 2011. All winning images will then form two traveling exhibitions that will tour schools, colleges, and museums globally, for as many as three years. They will also be posted on the OIEA website at and presented in various PIEA and PMA publications.


For Student Entries
PIEA Members' Students: $1.00 per image, $5.00 per portfolio
Nonmembers' Students: $4.00 per image, $15.00 per portfolio

For Faculty/Staff Entries
PIEA Members: $3.00 per image, $12.00 per portfolio
Nonmembers: $6.00 per image, $30.00 per portfolio


Any student studying with a photography or digital-imaging teacher may compete. The student must be officially enrolled in a course, enrolled in a workshop, or taking part in a school-sponsored photographic/imaging activity between January 1, 2010 and the entry deadline. Exceptions: A working professional photographer who is enrolled as a part-time student or who enrolled only in a workshop is not eligible. Adult education students with a high school diploma should enter the College & University category. All entries require teacher participation, although the teacher listed on the entry form does not need to be a member of PIEA. Single images entered must have been produced during calendar year 2010. Portfolio images may have been produced anytime during the student's academic career (with the exception that images submitted in previous PIEA competitions are ineligible).

Faculty and Staff
Any faculty or staff administering, teaching, or assisting with a school-sponsored photographic/imaging activity is eligible to compete in the Faculty/Staff category. Single images and portfolio images may have been produced at any time during the faculty or staff member's teaching career (with the exception that images submitted in previous PIEA competitions are ineligible). Faculty-produced digitally constructed photographic images should be entered in the Faculty/Staff Single Image category. Faculty portfolios may contain digitally constructed photographic images.


For more details and entry forms, visit competition website, below.


As of 7/30/10 the 2011 Contest has over $226,000.00 from 48 sponsors. This number is expected to rise!

Contact Information

P: 517/788-8100
F: 517/788-8371

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