September 15, 2020

Congratulations to the Winners of the Exposure Values Photo Contest!

We were busy this summer!

The team spent July and August on a huge review and revamp of the organization’s mission and values and we were eager to unveil them to the public. As a way to make this an interactive experience (something I think we are all missing right now), we launched Exposure Values: A Photo Contest. We asked contestants to pick any two of our five new values: Inclusion, Creativity, Growth and Development, Courage and Risk Taking, and Equity, and then interpret them photographically.

In line with our new mission statement to amplify youth voice, a teen jury was formed to judge the entries and pick winners in each category. With guidance of Teaching Artist Isabel Dietz-Hartmann, the jury spent two days critiquing and analyzing the photos to determine which images stood out. You can check out this short video below to watch a bit of the process and hear from the teens themselves.

Teen Winners

Teen Category, Joshua Sores: Growth and Development
Teen Category, Aiden Prince: Creativity

Adult Winners

Tomás, Equity
Doug Barker, Courage and Risk Taking
PJ Mehaffery, Creativity
Leona Strizich, Inclusion
Andy Holton, Growth and Development

The contest is over but the mission rolls on. You can help us further that mission by donating.