Photography Contest

Purpose: To create a voice for Knox County middle and high school students and encourage critical dialogue about important issues that impact Knox County and its residents by helping students identify, explore and promote their community.


Available to: Knox County students currently in the 6th-12th grades. 


Submission:  Photo submissions must be received via email at with the attached form no later than November 1, 2019.  Students may submit one photo in each category for consideration.  One finalist will be chosen in each category.  The eight finalists will be placed on Knox DD’s Facebook page on November 15, 2019 for public voting to determine the overall winners.  Voting will close at midnight on November 30, 2019.


Prizes:  Prizes will be awarded for the top three photos at the close of voting.  Winners will be contacted via phone on Monday, Dec. 2nd.

1st place- $50.00 Paragraph’s Bookstore, $25.00 Starbucks and $25.00 Chipotle

2nd Place- $25.00 Paragraph’s Bookstore, $25.00 Starbucks

3rd Place- $25.00 Paragraph’s Bookstore


Photo categories: Diversity, Childhood, History, Hope, Despair, Imagination (digitally assisted), Everyday Heroes and Inclusion (all photos must be taken within Knox County to be considered).


Photo Selection Committee:  All photos will be reviewed by Knox DD Superintendent, Steve Oster and members of the Knox County Aktion Club Self-Advocacy Group. 


Reminder: Anyone that is a recognizable subject in a photograph should give the photographer his/her verbal consent to be photographed and should understand the terms of this contest.  Getting this approval is the responsibility of the photographer.

*Students related to employees of KCBDD are not eligible to participate. 

Good luck!!