Photo of the Month Contest

MIPA is offering students a monthly photo contest included FREE with your MIPA membership! Winners will be featured on MIPA’s website/social media and on J-Day 2019.

Photo of the Month Contests start NOW!


The school year is under way for most of our Missouri schools. It’s a “fresh start.” What does this idea look like at your school this year?

August/September Photo of the Month Theme:

“Fresh Start”

Photos must be taken between August 10-September 28. All submissions are due at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 28. One photo submission per publication. Winners announced by October 10!

See all details here and submit entries using our form here


Contests close at 11:59 p.m. on the following dates:

  • September 28
  • October 31
  • November 30
  • December 23
  • January 31
  • February 28
  • March 31
  • April 30


  • Every entry must be a photo taken since the deadline for the previous monthly contest and intended for publication in a school newspaper, yearbook, magazine, broadcast or website.
  • Each entry should be student-produced work.
  • Each publication is limited to ONE entry per month.
  • Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Image file size should not exceed 2MB and each photo needs an accompanying caption (copy and paste into the submission form).
  • Look for a monthly theme that will be announced by an MIPA board member at the beginning of the month to help guide submissions.
  • No critiques or feedback will be provided by the judges–this is solely a recognition event and must be run this way to make sure winners are announced by the 10th of the following month.