An Independent School • Grades 5-12

Lakeside Upper School photography students had a remarkable showing at this year's Washington State High School Photo Contest, with nine students taking top honors. Jack S. '19 received first place in both the animal and landscape categories, and Olivia B. '21 received first place in the architecture category.

The following students also received honors: Dain D. '22, second place – manipulations; Adi P. '20, second place – abstract; Lizzy P. '20, third place – architecture; Quinn B. '21, fifth place – still life; Helen D. '19, fifth place – still life; Quinton H. '19, sixth place – landscape; Sophia C. '20, 6th place – camera phone.

"They should be commended for their creative and technical effort - critically appraising portfolios, collaborating over image choices, and printing and matting their best photographs," said photography teacher Barry Wong. "It was impressive that the awards were spread across all levels of photography - from freshmen to senior photography students - and that Lakeside had contenders in each of the categories."

View the winning photos below.

This year there were 3506 entries from high school students in the state. Thirty prints by Lakesiders were awarded finalist and select ribbons, a distinction for prints judged to be in the top 5 percent or 10 percent of all entries in each category. 

The first-, second- and third-place photographs from each of the 11 categories will be professionally matted and framed and be part of an exhibit that will travel the state making numerous stops including the Seattle Art Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum. The opening night for the exhibit will be Thursday, June 6.