Texas High School Commercial Photography students place in Jostens photo contest

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Left to Right Peyton Sims, Abby Elliott, Caden Rainwater, Brooke Knight — Courtesy: TISD Communications

TEXARKANA — Texas High School Commercial Photography students produced 11 of the 91 selected photos in the Jostens 2021 Photo Contest with one student claiming the grand champion prize.

The national winners were:

Abby Elliott – Grand Champion.  Receives $1,000 and a Nikon SLR Camera.  Abby also won Third Place in Sports Action, two Honorable Mentions in Sports Action and one Honorable Mention in Student Life;

Peyton Sims – First Place Photo in Portrait and in Student Life.  Receives $500 for each First Place along with photography accessories;

Caden Rainwater – First Place in Sidelines and School Spirit.  Also two Honorable Mentions in Academics and Student Life.  Receives $500 for First Place award;

Brooke Knight – Fourth Place in Academics.

Jostens and Wolfe’s Camera co-sponsor the annual competition, which seeks to celebrate the creative and innovative talents on student photographers from schools across the country. The competition empowers students to capture school experiences and share the stories of their communities through photography.

Nine categories were featured for the 2021 contest: Academics & Community Service; Graduation; Landscape; Photo Illustration & Manipulation; Portrait; Sports:  Athletes in Action; Sports:  Sidelines & School Spirit; Student Life & Traditions and Yearbookers in Action.

Thousands of student photogs across the nation submitted entries. The photos were judged by a panel of four judges consisting of professional photographers and photography instructors. The judges focused on storytelling, quality, showstoppers, originality and thoughtfulness.

Award-winning photos will be showcased on the Jostens Look Book which serves as a mode of inspiration for yearbook staffs across the country –