Posted Thursday, January 21st, 2016

New Jersey high school students with a passion for photography and a talent for taking good photos have until April 16 to enter the County College of Morris Fourth Annual Photo Contest for the chance to win prizes and recognition.

A 2015 winner by Erin Weisgerber of Ridge High School

A 2015 winner by Erin Weisgerber of Ridge High School

The contest is conducted by the Photo Club at CCM. Again this year, the competition’s sponsor, Unique Photo Superstore in Fairfield, will provide first-, second- and third-prize gift certificates.

High-school-age photographers are being asked to submit photos on the theme of “Borderlands.”

Professor Hrvoje Slovenc, who teaches photography at CCM, explains, “By definition a borderland is an area of overlap between two things. We’re looking for images that visually define a line between two geographic locations, states of minds, emotions or between history and myth, or whatever else our photographers envision.”

Winning photographs, honorable mentions and finalists will be featured in an exhibition also including work by CCM photography students. The exhibit will take place in May in the CCM Art Gallery at the school’s Randolph campus. Winners will be required to submit high-resolution files for the exhibition and may need to show proof of ID and authorship.

Photo contest participants are encouraged to join the “CCM Photo Club Competition” Facebook page ( to receive news, announcements and vote for the photo that will receive the “Popularity Award” for obtaining the most likes. Voting for the Popularity Award begins at midnight on April 30 and the winner will be announced at the opening of the exhibition.

2015 winner by . Isabel Rosppolo of Voorhees High School

2015 winner by Lindsay Morrison of the Morris County School of Technology

Last year, the CCM Photo Club received more than 600 submissions from high school students. In the previous competitions, winners have come from Morris County School of Technology, Morris Knolls, Columbia, Bridgewater-Raritan, Sparta and Mount Olive high schools, as well as Blair Academy.

Photos can be submitted now through midnight April 16. To enter online, go to[email protected]/.

To enter by mail, send prints or digital files to County College of Morris, Photography Department, DH 201, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, NJ 07869-2086 with contact information included. There is no limit to the number of entries and finalists will be notified on April 30.

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