The Washington Post is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the fifth annual FotoWeekDC Youth Photo Contest. As presenting sponsor, The Post displays the winning photographs on as well as in the lobby windows at The Post’s building in downtown D.C.

Students aged 18 and younger who are enrolled in grades K-12 at schools in D.C., Maryland or Virginia are invited to submit their best photographs. Students can submit one to photo to one or all of the following categories: People, Animals, Landscape, School Life and Social Change. All work that is submitted will be divided into grade categories so that students are competing within a similar age group.

A three person panel of experts will judge the submissions and select two winners from each category and grade. The three judges are 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.

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