Important Dates

  • Submissions are open year-round.
  • Submissions close: July 12, 2024
  • Judging: Materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Finalists are announced: July 26, 2024

Schedules and Guidelines

PIC Guidelines for Submission

PIC Competition Schedule and Summary

    Each year we select “Best of” drawings as well as photos from the vairous fields. These categories change depending on the selection of photos we receive. Key dates for the competition is outlined below.

    • Submissions are open year-round.
    • Submissions close: July 12, 2024
    • Finalists are announced: July 26, 2024
    • Submission materials: Your works(Photos or Drawings) and an Application Form

    Guides for the Photo/Image Competition(PIC)

    We know there are many motivated photographers and young artists out there and we’d like to encourage their curiosity and creativity. Photography is also a great family activity and educational opportunity. Art, photos, drawings and all the images submitted to the competition will be reviewed by our experts.


    1. Each photographer may enter a maximum of five photographs.
    2. Each photo name should include the followings:
      • a title
      • descriptors
      • location where the photo was taken (if it is a nature photos)
      • name of photographer
    3. Authors consent to use their photos on our website, in publications, and other materials.
    4. Submit photos as a high resolution JPG/JPEG file.
    5. Submit entries via email or online portal system
    6. Use the subject line “PIC - Photo Contest.”
    7. Submission: You can go to the menu "Submission" and fill out the form to create an account and start your application. If you have any technical difficulties, you can directly send your materials via email:
    8. Submission is open to all international and U.S. students studying in grades nine through twelve.
    9. Finalists will be selected based on the novelty and creativity of the material(s) and will be announced on our website during mid August.
    10. Submissions are open year-round, always welcomed, and always free.