Design Challenges

Bennett Live Youth Photography Design Challenge (BL2020-DC1)

Calling all youth photographers, the Bennett Live Photography Design Challenge is now live! Sign-up today!

Do you love photography and telling visual stories? Your camera is a powerful lens through which you can document the world around you. Photography demonstrates a mastery of the ability to take risks, develop an idea through a series of images, showcase a range of creative experimentation, and clearly articulate visual and conceptual ideas.

The Bennett Live Youth Photography Challenge is a 5-week project-based learning experience and challenge-based competition for youth in Grades 7-12 (Ages 13-18). Over 5-weeks, the program will challenge you to use whatever camera you have to develop your composition, lighting, portrait, landscape, and photo editing skills.

Over the five weeks, you'll be challenged to use whatever camera you have to:
1. Paint with light
2. Experiment with composition
3. Play with portraiture
4. Create with landscapes,
5. Develop a series of images to submit

Three finalists will be selected and invited to a demonstration night at Bennett Day School, in 2021 for an exclusive Bennett Live Youth Design Exhibition!

Register and start the challenge today!

  • About - The Youth Design Challenge Series
  • The Youth Design Challenge Series - About!
  • Youth Design Challenge Guide - 2020
  • Introduction > YDC2020 > Photography
  • Welcome by Challenge Coach - Photographer Miss Lauren Vander Pluym
  • Getting Started
  • Getting Started Quick Guide
  • Technology: Adobe Lightroom
  • Article: 15 Best Photo Editor Apps for Android (by Android Authority)
  • Article: The 9 Best Photo Editing Apps For iPhone (by iPhone Photography School)
  • Challenge 1 - Painting with Light
  • Challenge 1: Painting with Light
  • Challenge 1: Slides - Painting with Light
  • Challenge 1: Resources
  • Challenge 2: Composing a Great Picture
  • Challenge 2: Composing a Great Picture
  • Challenge 2: Advice on Composition Strategies
  • Challenge 2: Slides - Composing a Great Picture
  • Resources: Composition
  • Challenge 3
  • Challenge 3: Portrait Photography
  • Challenge 3: Slides - Portrait Photography
  • Challenge 3: Resources
  • Questions
  • Weekly Creative Work Examples
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever