The winners of the 5th Annual FotoWeekDC Youth Photo Contest presented by The Washington Post have been selected. Students ages 18 years old and younger from the Washington, D.C. region submitted photographs in the categories of people, animals, landscape, school life and social change.
First place winners were awarded $100 and honorable mentions were awarded $50. The “Best in Show” winner won a $250 cash prize. Additionally, the first place and honorable mention photographs are displayed in the front windows of The Washington Post building located at 1150 15th St. NW. The photographs are also on display on washingtonpost.com and FotoDC.org.
A three person panel of experts judged the submissions and selected two winners from each category and grade. The three judges were Jahi Chikwendiu, staff photographer at The Washington Post, Karen Keating, director of Photo Works at Glen Echo Park and a photography instructor at The Field School and Jay Sumner, director of photography at National Geographic Children’s Publishing.
For more information about the contest, please visit http://youth.fotodc.org/