2011 Youth Photo Contest Winners


Welcome to the 2011 Youth Photo Empowerment

Contest Winners Page


We are pleased to announced the winners of the 2011 Youth Photo Empowerment contest!  The Contest challenged youth to apply their creative and artistic skills using photography and writing to express one or more of the themes; Leadership, Pride, Change, and Opportunity.

This year's first photo contest was a hit!  Submissions piled in from across the country making our judges job a hard one.  We have finally picked the top three winners and we are excited and honored to share them with you.  All of the contest submissions we received are no doubt the work of bright young stars.  Their work acknowlegdes the pride and beauty of our communities, our families, and our youth.  Enjoy.

-Robyn Williams
Photo Contest Coordinator
Strategy, Innovation, and Technology
The National Urban League






First Place Winner
Aliyah Cofer, age 12

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Second Place Winner
Zaire Wilson, age 13
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Third Place Winner
Nadia Lowe, age 13

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Congratulations to our Top Five Honorable Mention Winners!

Blessid Ogedegbe

Cameron Nesmith

Emily Davies

Kacia Davis

Paris Nicole Claiborne

Grand Prize $250 American Express Gift Certificate and Digital Camera

Second Place 14 Pixel Digital Fuji Camera

Third Place Compact Digital Camera

Winners will have their photos displayed at the National Urban League headquarters in New York City! 


Winners will receive a custom complimentary I Am Empowered t-shirt and certificate!

Click the below links to learn more about National Urban League youth programs and ways the Urban League is engaging our youth across the Nation.

NUL Education and Youth
I Am Empowered Education and Youth

STAY EMPOWERED and see you next year!