March 29, 2017
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2017 Photo Contest
Winners Announced


The CaliforniaStreaming Photography Contest aligns with the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards in Writing across all grade levels. Additionally, the photography contest supports many dimensions of the 4C's: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity.

Judges will look for photographs that tell a compelling story. Since words can help tell that story, entries should be accompanied by a brief essay or expanded caption that will be judged with the photo and will help tell the story and give context to the photograph. First and foremost, this is a photography contest. So, while the writing is important, each photo entry should stand on its own.
  It is suggested that teachers who are submitting student photographs, gather the information in advance then copy and paste the responses into the text fields. Particularly note the writing requirements in item #4.


  1. Teacher Information:
    1. Name
    2. Email
    3. Phone
  2. School Information:
    1. County
    2. District
    3. School
  3. Photographer Information:
    1. Name
    2. Grade (if student)
    3. Age (if student)

  1. Photograph Details: (For judging purposes, please do not include any personal information in the title or description that will identify the student or school.)
    1. Photograph Title
    2. Year Photograph Taken
    3. Description of Photograph
      1. Describe where you were when you took this photograph?
      2. Describe how your photograph relates to this year's contest theme, "EXPLORATION."
      3. Is there anything else you would like the contest judges to know?
    4. List the keywords that best represent your photograph.
    5. Has the image been digitally edited with software? Yes or No. If yes, please explain.

If you experience any technical difficulties with the submission of photographs, please send an email to: CaliforniaStreaming@gmail.com

Please include the following information in your message:
  • Description of your problem
  • Computer's operating system (OS)
  • Web browser version/type




CaliforniaStreaming Photo Contest
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