An Independent School • Grades 5-12

Lakeside Upper School photography students had a strong showing at this year’s Washington State High School Photo Contest, with two students taking top honors. David C. ’22 received second place in the landscape categories, and Sonya H. ’24 received sixth place in the still life category.

Seventeen other prints by Lakesiders were also 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. 

“They should be commended for their effort preparing for the contest: critically appraising their portfolios, collaborating over image choices, and fine-tuning their images,” said photography teacher Barry Wong. “The Washington state high school photography contest is one of the most rigorous in the country and is judged by a trio of professional photographers and university-level educators.”

View the winning photos below. 

This year there were 1,903 entries from high school students in the state. The first-, second- and third-place photographs from each of the 11 categories will be professionally matted and framed.

 David C. '22, second place — landscape.

Sonya H. '24, sixth place — still life.