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New Jersey 4-H Photo Corps

The NJ 4-H Photo Corps is a project where members (in and outside of 4-H) can learn photography from experienced photographers as they take pictures each month.

How does it work?

Each month there will be a different theme or topic to explore through photography. You’ll take a picture based on the theme and submit it to the Photo Corps website. Experienced photographers (juror/mentors) will evaluate your photo and share tips to help you take better pictures.

Your photo will be posted along with those from other Photo Corps members on the NJ 4-H Facebook page along with a gallery on the NJ 4-H Flickr site. When Covid restrictions allow, Photo Corps photos will be displayed in public venues.

kids by water


The juror/mentors will make their selections for the top photos each month. Additionally, the public will be able to vote for their favorite through the NJ 4-H Facebook page.

The NJ 4-H Photo Corps is based on the Iowa 4-H Camera Corps program.

Photos are displayed in albums on the Iowa State 4-H Facebook page. The public is invited to view the album and select their favorite photos.

Photos from NJ 4-H Photo Corps participants will be shared in a gallery on the NJ 4-H Facebook page.


photo of mother and child


Each month, you will receive a different photography theme.

December’s theme invites you to capture moments of pure happiness. For many, the holiday season may present lots of opportunities for pictures. We know joy when we see it but having a camera ready and being in the right place to capture that decisive moment can be challenging!

Remember, these must be current photos; not photos you’ve taken in the past.
Now go out and photograph it!

The submission deadline is December 31.

By the end of January, you will receive feedback on your photograph from Jurors/Mentors.

The NJ 4-H Photo Corps is open to youth in grades 4-13 (one year out of high school). You do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to join Photo Corps. There is no cost to join or participate in the program.

We look forward to seeing your creative photography! If you have any questions, contact Ellen Williams, Expressive Arts 4-H Agent, williams@njaes.rutgers.edu

Join New Jersey 4-H Photo Corps!