Photo Contest

We are now accepting submissions for the 2019-2020 photo contest!

The photo contest is back! Each year, teachers, administrators and parents from GVSU charter schools have the opportunity to win a cash prize for submitting excellent pictures of activity happening in their buildings.

To enter the contest, submit the contest form, photos, and media releases electronically to Michael Cousins (  The deadline to submit photos is February 3, 2020.

Prize Categories

 Schools have the opportunity to win more than once. All submitted photos will be considered for the following categories:

  • Best in Show (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
  • Most Creative
  • Classroom Learning in Action
  • People's Choice

The winner of each category will win a prize, with the top overall prize being $500 to be used in the winner's school/classroom.

Contest Rules

  • All individuals in the photo must be identified for release purposes. A signed release form for each person in the photo must be provided. Download photo release.
  • Each school must complete and sign the Photo Contest Overview. Download Photo Contest Overview
  • Each school can send up to 10 photos for consideration.
  • To be considered, photos must be 1MB or larger (for any questions regarding picture sizes please contact Michael Cousins at
  • Photos must be submitted in JPEG, TIFF, or PNG format.
  • By entering, you warrant that the photograph you submit is original and is your own, and does not infringe on the rights of a third party. You further warrant that your participation in this photo contest does not violate any agreement between you and a third party.
  • All photo submissions may be used in other printed publications, advertising, or on the GVSU Charter Schools Office website.