March 29, 2017

The results of the 35th Annual High School Shoot-out will be posted soon.

March 2, 2017

35th Annual High School Shoot-Out

To enter, please visit http://contest.atpi.org/login/





THE THIRD FLOOR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY proudly announces the 35th Annual High School Shoot-Out, a contest for middle and high school photography students. The Society is made up of photography students at Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMU-C). This year’s High School Shoot-Out contest will be judged digitally on the campus of Texas A&M University – Commerce and the winners will be announced on The Third Floor Photographic Society’s web site (http://thirdfloorphoto.blogspot.com) on March 31, 2017.

CATEGORIES:

The contest is divided into two divisions; First Year Only, with B/W and Color categories and All Years, with the following categories. Each category in All Years is no longer separated into B/W or color.
1. Sports
2. Portrait/People
3. Landscape/Nature
4. Still Life
5. Architecture/Cityscapes
6. Industrial
7. Documentary/Photojournalism
8. Open Color
9. Open B/W
10. Digitally Constructed Images*
11. Abstract
12. Cell/Smartphone
13. Junior/Senior Portfolio**
Categories 1 – 12 are for individual images. Category 13 is a 6-10 image portfolio from any junior or senior high school student. Subject(s) of portfolio is open but should be cohesive and should represent the student’s best work.
First Year Only entrants may enter into any of the All Years categories by entering separate images and including separate entry fees.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

• All digital entries must be submitted through ATPI’s online contest site – contest.atpi.org. If you have not used this system previously, teachers must create an account and then add student accounts to the system. Once the student accounts are created, they can be added to the active contest.
• There is no limit to the number of entries a student may submit into any of the single image categories. Only one entry per student in the portfolio category with no less than six images and no more than 10 images. 
• Students are encouraged to not enter the same image in multiple categories. The judges tend to judge these photos more harshly.
• All digital entries must be submitted through ATPI’s online contest site. Category, Student name, school name, school city, and teacher name must be typed into the metadata caption/description field in the File Info window in Photoshop. All images should be in JPEG format, saved at maximum quality, with a maximum dimension (width or height) of 2500 pixels. Full instructions for image size and file info can be found on ATPI web site – www.atpi.org/submission. 
*Digitally constructed single images means that images have been constructed by use of computer software. These images must have photographic elements (such as originally from a digital camera, film image, scanned materials, still-video frame, etc.); entries that are composed solely of graphic-arts elements are not eligible. All components of the entry must be the original work of the student.
**The Portfolio category is a six to ten-image portfolio.

ENTRY FEES AND DEADLINE:

ENTRY FEES are $1.00 per single entry and $5.00 per portfolio. Checks must be made payable to the “ATPI.” All entries must be uploaded to the ATPI online contest site by 6 pm on March 10, 2017 to be eligible. Mail payment to ATPI, PO Box 121092, Arlington, TX 76012. For questions, contact Chad D. Smith, Dept of Art/TAMUC, PO Box 3011, Commerce, TX 75429.

PRIZES AND AWARDS:

Certificates will be awarded in both divisions. There will be a Best of Show Color and Best of Show Black & White along with awards for First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mention in all categories. Winners of Best of Show in both Color and B&W and the top Junior/Senior Portfolio winner will each receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Texas A&M University-Commerce Art Department if that student enrolls in the TAMU-C Photography Program as a declared photography major. All students winning First, Second, or Third place will each receive a $500 scholarship from the Texas A&M University-Commerce Art Department if that student enrolls in the TAMU-C Photography Program as a declared photography major.

April 2, 2016

2016 High School Shoot Out Results

The results are finally in for the 34st Annual High School Shoot-Out sponsored by Third Floor Photographic Society.  TFPS is made up of an instructor and photography majors at Texas A&M University-Commerce who manage and sponsor this annual photography contest.
 1,022 single images and 14 portfolios were entered this year from 14 high schools. The judges calling the shots were Ashley Allen, alumni and John Kleineberg, MFA graduate. The judges were impressed with the “high level of skills” and the overall quality of the work.
            Certificates will be mailed out to all the winners with the First Place Junior/Senior Portfolio winner and Best in Show being eligible for a $1,000 scholarship should he/she decide to attend Texas A&M University-Commerce as a student pursuing a major in photography.  Any student receiving an award is eligible for a $500 Third Floor Scholarship at A&M – Commerce. 
            We wish to congratulate all the winners and encourage those of you who did not make it into the finals to keep making photographs!

Scholarship Winners 

Best in Show
Frank Thomas
St. Mark's School of Texas


Junior/Senior Portfolio Top Winner
Cameron Lam
St. Mark's School of Texas


   




Junior/Senior Portfolio


First
Cameron Lam
St. Mark's School of Texas
Gray Line
Dallas
Second
Harper Sahm
St. Mark's School of Texas
A Chilean Experience
Dallas
Third
Matthew Van Hoorn
Austin HS
Self Portrait: Of Body and Mind
Austin
Honorable Mention
Nicholas Popiel
Lawrence Free State HS
Mirror
Lawrence
Honorable Mention
Eric Jumper
Nolan Catholic HS
MELTINg
Fort Worth
Honorable Mention
Alden James
St. Mark's School of Texas
Self
Dallas








First Year B&W
First
Chase  Honaker
St. Mark's School of Texas
Untitled
Dallas
Second
Jack French
Weatherford HS
Mom
Weatherford
Third
Jack French
Weatherford HS
I met myself on the Road
Weatherford
Honorable Mention
Chase  Honaker
St. Mark's School of Texas
Untitled
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Bethany Pavelick
Granbury HS
Light
Granbury
Honorable Mention
Jack French
Weatherford HS
Baker Street Face
Weatherford
Honorable Mention
Jack French
Weatherford HS
Tiny Universe
Weatherford


First Year Color
First
Chase  Honaker
St. Mark's School of Texas
Decay
Dallas
Second
Cheyenne Terry
Granbury HS
Raindrops
Granbury
Third
Jack French
Weatherford HS
Dirty
Weatherford
Honorable Mention
Jack French
Weatherford HS
Portrait of my Mom
Weatherford
Honorable Mention
Theresa Pham
Round Rock HS
Exhilaration
Round Rock

Honorable Mention
Jack French
Weatherford HS
Circle
Weatherford
Honorable Mention
Jack French
Weatherford HS
Industrial Fan in Evant
Weatherford
Honorable Mention
Jack French
Weatherford HS
Three Pears in Church
Weatherford


Abstract
First
Nicholas Popiel
Lawrence Free State HS
Sound and Color
Lawrence
Second
Christopher  McElhaney
St. Mark's School of Texas
Sound Waves
Dallas
Third
Nico Sanchez
St. Mark's School of Texas
Fountain Patterns
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Sam Eichenwald
St. Mark's School of Texas
Reach
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Parker Dixon
St. Mark's School of Texas
Red Bridge
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Kevin Choi
St. Mark's School of Texas
Superposition
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Brianna O'Shaughnessy
Texas HS
Ferris Wheel in the Sky
Texarkana


Architecture/Cityscapes
First
Christopher Toalson
Lawrence Free State HS
Murphy Hall
Lawrence
Second
Maria Frohnhoefer
Texas HS
New York View
Texarkana
Third
Nicholas Popiel
Lawrence Free State HS
Staircase
Lawrence
Honorable Mention
Will Cotten
St. Mark's School of Texas
Pickle
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Smith Kyle
St. Mark's School of Texas
Distant
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Frank Thomas
St. Mark's School of Texas
Inconsequential
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Frank Thomas
St. Mark's School of Texas
Lines
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Wesley Hibbs
St. Mark's School of Texas
The Window Washers
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Smith Kyle
St. Mark's School of Texas
Untitled
Dallas


Cell / Smartphone
First
Arno Goetz
St. Mark's School of Texas
Survive, Israel
Dallas
Second
Singh Kabeer
St. Mark's School of Texas
Lights
Dallas
Third
Corbin Walp
St. Mark's School of Texas
Air Raid
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Corbin Walp
St. Mark's School of Texas
wire
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Corbin Walp
St. Mark's School of Texas
wire
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Corbin Walp
St. Mark's School of Texas
Spiral
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Drew  Baxley
St. Mark's School of Texas
Yellow
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Azlyn  Grant
West Brook HS
A Tick In Time
Beaumont
Honorable Mention
Edward Pierre
West Brook HS
Iner Demons
Beaumont


Digital Constructed Images
First
Will Cotten
St. Mark's School of Texas
Lake
Dallas
Second
Alex Stephens
Allen HS
Back in the Door
Allen
Third
Daniel Chavez
St. Mark's School of Texas
Liberation
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Caitlin Dodd
Lawrence Free State HS
Hope Outdoor Gallery
Lawrence
Honorable Mention
Laura Phillips
Lawrence Free State HS
In Search of the Milky Way
Lawrence
Honorable Mention
Nicholas Popiel
Lawrence Free State HS
Unsupported Detroit
Lawrence
Honorable Mention
Will Cotten
St. Mark's School of Texas
White House
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Maria Krupa
Trinity HS
How Lucky is a Rabbits Foot When You Have Its Eye?
Euless


Documentary/Photojournalism
First
Jonathan Taylor
St. Mark's School of Texas
Tent City
Dallas

Second
Smith Kyle
St. Mark's School of Texas
Hello
Dallas

Third
Judyth Magana
West Brook HS
All bruins come in shapes and sizes
Beaumont

Honorable Mention
Rachel Lewis
Texas HS
Last Game
Texarkana

Honorable Mention
Arno Goetz
St. Mark's School of Texas
The Harmonica Man, Israel
Dallas

Honorable Mention
Sara Vaughn
Texas HS
Clean Shave
Texarkana

Honorable Mention
Kayleigh Moreland
Texas HS
The Colors of the Selfie
Texarkana



Industrail





First
Sydney  Wilkins
Weatherford HS
Train
Weatherford
Second
Matthew Van Hoorn
Austin HS
Open
Austin
Third
Riley Sanders
St. Mark's School of Texas
Silos
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Madeline Parish
Texas HS
There Is Always A Light In The Darkness
Texarkana
Honorable Mention
Bethany Pavelick
Granbury HS
Climb
Granbury
Honorable Mention
Graham Kirstein
St. Mark's School of Texas
Factory Smoke
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Nico Sanchez
St. Mark's School of Texas
Power Lines
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Drew  Baxley
St. Mark's School of Texas
untitled.
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Kayleigh Moreland
Texas HS
Fixing Things
Texarkana


Landscape/Nature

First
Drew  Baxley
St. Mark's School of Texas
Lopez Island
Dallas
Second
Madeline Parish
Texas HS
Surface Tension
Texarkana
Third
Nicholas Popiel
Lawrence Free State HS
Echo
Lawrence
Honorable Mention
Grant Uebele
St. Mark's School of Texas
Untitled
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Nicholas Popiel
Lawrence Free State HS
Badlands
Lawrence
Honorable Mention
Seth Weprin
St. Mark's School of Texas
Cyan Botanical
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Owen  Berger
St. Mark's School of Texas
House on Lake
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Graham Kirstein
St. Mark's School of Texas
On Top of the World
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Graham Kirstein
St. Mark's School of Texas
Rocky Landscape
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Kevin Feng
St. Mark's School of Texas
Water Plant
Dallas


Open B&W
First
Kevin Feng
St. Mark's School of Texas
Bridge
Dallas
Second
Kevin Feng
St. Mark's School of Texas
Door
Dallas
Third
Kayleigh Moreland
Texas HS
All Grown Up
Texarkana
Honorable Mention
Madison Perry
Austin HS
Look
Austin
Honorable Mention
Abby Raffle
Austin HS
Maddie Maddie
Austin



Open Color
First
Madison Perry
Austin HS
Turning Heads
Austin
Second
Abbie Stewart
Lawrence Free State HS
Just Keep Swimming
Lawrence
Third
Jakob Potts
Trinity HS
"Chair of Tyranny
Euless
Honorable Mention
Haley Hathcock
Trinity HS
Baseball
Euless
Honorable Mention
Arno Goetz
St. Mark's School of Texas
BBQ Dog, Paris TX
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Parker Dixon
St. Mark's School of Texas
Cutting Edge
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Nico Sanchez
St. Mark's School of Texas
Mexico Houses
Dallas


Portraits/ People
First
Arno Goetz
St. Mark's School of Texas
Ruthie De Wit, Israel
Dallas
Second
Allayha Waheed
West Brook HS
"I am not an oppressed girl - Rabia Ahad "
Beaumont
Third
Sara Vaughn
Texas HS
Half moon
Texarkana
Honorable Mention
Ashley Vorse
Trinity HS
Snake Charmer
Euless
Honorable Mention
Audrey Ashburn
Austin HS
The Claw
Austin
Honorable Mention
Graham Kirstein
St. Mark's School of Texas
Contemplation
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Sam Eichenwald
St. Mark's School of Texas
Thirst
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Cameron Lam
St. Mark's School of Texas
Untitled
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Sydney  Wilkins
Weatherford HS
Self Portrait in Black & White
Weatherford

Sports
First
Ashley Vorse
Trinity HS
Punch
Euless
Second
Nicholas Popiel
Lawrence Free State HS
Rodeo
Lawrence
Third
Ashley Vorse
Trinity HS
Shadow Skater
Euless
Honorable Mention
Lauren  Maynard
Texas HS
Game Plan
Texarkana
Honorable Mention
Alden James
St. Mark's School of Texas
Tranquility
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Rachel Lewis
Texas HS
Don't Tug On My Tail
Texarkana
Honorable Mention
Sara Vaughn
Texas HS
Kick Harder
Texarkana
Honorable Mention
Maria Frohnhoefer
Texas HS
Snowboarder in the Alps
Texarkana
Honorable Mention
Daisy Portillo
Trinity HS
Shot miss. Game lost.
Euless


Still Life
First
Kevin Feng
St. Mark's School of Texas
Eggs
Dallas
Second
Kevin Feng
St. Mark's School of Texas
Cups
Dallas
Third
Charlie O\'Brien
St. Mark's School of Texas
Corner
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Nick  Salvino
Lawrence Free State HS
After the Hunt
Lawrence
Honorable Mention
Alden James
St. Mark's School of Texas
Decay
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Seth Weprin
St. Mark's School of Texas
Formed Growth
Dallas
Honorable Mention
Singh Kabeer
St. Mark's School of Texas
Los Muertos
Dallas