Association of Texas Photography Instructors competition results!

ATPI’S 2017 FALL CONTEST: 6863 entries, 87 schools, 2 divisions: BEGINNING & ADVANCED

Beijing by MICHELLE XU, 12thBEST OF SHOW!!!! – Beginning Category

Bianca's World

Bianca’s World by Brandes Woodall, 10th: 2ND PLACE!! INFORMAL/ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAIT – Beginning Category

Informal Environmental Portrait

Speechless by Claire Nowlin, 11th: 3RD PLACE!!INFORMAL/ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAIT – Beginning Category

Art accepted into the Young American Talent Juried Show

So proud of my AP student, Francesca Norman (11th), who had two pieces accepted into the Young American Talent Juried Show!!  This downtown show was open to the public for the month of March displaying 100 pieces (out of over 800 entries) to showcase some of the best High School art in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex.C7kc5CuVYAAAkal

SO proud of my students!

This year’s ATPI contest,  Association of Texas Photography Instructors,  received more than 6500 entries from 89 schools. The entries came from schools across Texas, plus California, Kansas and Oklahoma. Three of The Cambridge School of Dallas’ students placed in some of the the hardest/most popular categories!

Francesca Norman (11th grade) won First Place in Beginner Informal-Environmental Portrait with a photo of Matthew Jordan titled “Narcissus.”

Aidan Howard (12th grade) won Second Place in Beginner Portfolio (5 unified photos) titled “Framed” which describes the compositional technique he was investigating with his landscape travel photos.

Lauren Ferguson (11th grade) won Honorable Mention for her portfolio in the Beginner Photo Story category (5 narrative photos with words) titled “Mad Girl’s Love Song/Ophelia’s Last Day” which featured a photo of Sarah Judd.

 This is an amazing accomplishment for these artists!


Narcissus by Francesca Norman


framed-bellagioframed-carolineFramed CityFramed Man

Framed Sea

Framed by Aidan Howard

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mad girl's love song/ophelia's last day 5

Mad Girl’s Love Song/Ophelia’s Last Day by Lauren Ferguson

PCA Finalists in the Kenny Marchant Congressional Art Competition


acsi 2nd place painting  morgan sickman The_CorsageMorgan Sickman – 12th

Grant Gosser – 12th America's Spirit Grant Gosser oil 18x24

Hannah Gosser – 12th

Grant Playing Pool copy

Lindsay Arnolds – 9th

Beginner Other Lindsay Arnolds Prestonwood Christian Academy Plano, Tx Brenda Robson

Katie Gibbs – 10th

Pieces of My Heart

Sarah Varheul – 9th 

Sarah's Bike

Ethan Lee – 9th


Winners will be announced Saturday May 7th at 4pm in the Tower Gallery, Main Street in Grapevine TX.

Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners!

Congratulations to my Regional Gold Seal Winners: Madelyn Liles, Jason Kim, and Morgan Sickman! They will advance to the International competition, fingers crossed!

Congrats to ALL the PCA winners!

2015 Association of Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI) Contest Winners from PCA

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The 2015 Association of Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI) Fall Contest judged 6085 entries from 85 schools across Texas, plus California, Kansas, Maryland and Oklahoma. PCA had 11 winning photographs: Beginner – Informal Environmental Portrait Layna Maso: FIRST PLACE Beginner – Digitally Constructed Single Image Linsay Arnolds: SECOND PLACE Layna Maso: FIRST HONORABLE MENTION – Beginner – Other Lindsay Arnolds: FIRST HONORABLE […]