The St. Louis School of Photography offers you challenges to enhance your skills in different elements of photography. Entrees have the opportunity to win cash (or cash value) prizes. 

Contest Rules

  • The Picturesque Photo Challenge is open to all photographers. ​​​

  • To enter, you must become a member by clicking the membership button on the entry form. This allows us to send you updates about upcoming or past challenges, special offers on equipment, etc. 

  • All photos must be original work, taken by the entrants. No third party may own or control any materials the photo contains, and the photo must not infringe upon the trademark, copyright, moral rights, intellectual rights, or rights of privacy of any entity or person.

  • Photo toning, editing and artistic changes are accepted. 

  • A $2.00 entry fee per photo is required amongst submission. The number of entries per photographer is not capped.​​

  • Submissions will not be accepted once the deadline lapses.

  • Entries will not be accepted unless submitted via the official contest channel. Entries not submitted through the proper channel will be deleted.

  • Entries will be judged by St. Louis School of Photography staff. All decisions are final.  The St. Louis School of Photography reserves the right to disqualify any entry that is deemed inappropriate or does not conform to stated contest rules.

  • Winners will receive cash or cash value prize. Prizes may include;​​

    • A cash award determined by number of participants - the more entries, the more you win. 

      • The St. Louis School of Photography collects $0.25 of each submission fee ( 25 cents of the two dollars) - but the rest of the money is collected into a pool for winning photographs. ​

    • Credit at the St. Louis School of Photography

    • Courses or merchandise from the St. Louis School of Photography

      • Prizes are awarded at the discretion of the St. Louis School of Photography. ​A 25 dollar minimum credit will be awarded each contest period. 

  • The prize must be collected and used by the winner within 90 day.

  • The winner will be contacted via the contact information provided during entry. If no response is received after ten business days winner will forfeit all rights to the prize.

  • The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

  • By entering the contest, entrants agree that photos submitted can be used by the St. Louis School of Photography for advertising purposes.

    • You retain the copyright it had prior to submission. We will ALWAYS give credit to the photographer and we will NEVER sell work without explicit permission. ​

  • Violators will be removed from the contest, stripped of any prize(s), and banned from entering future contests.

  • The St. Louis School of Photography reserves the right to delay or cancel any contest due to unforeseen circumstances.