Lensic Future Voices
Lensic Future Voices encourages middle and high school students across New Mexico to tell their stories through original photographs and short films. Guided by a team of industry experts, The Lensic provides students with the support they need to create high-quality projects that are judged in monthly contests and a year-end competition, all with cash prizes.
In addition to an annual film and photography contest and a monthly photo contest for students (ages 12–18) throughout the state, Lensic Future Voices offers in-class workshops led by filmmaking and photography experts, upon request. You’ll find more information about the programs below. Teachers and students with questions are welcome to contact:
Program Manager, Lensic Future Voices
Monthly Film & Photo Contests
We invite students in middle schools and schools throughout New Mexico to submit three-minute films/videos and photographs for the Future Voices monthly context. Each month, our panel of professional judges will select one winning video one winning photo. Winners receive a cash prize ($50) and their work will be promoted though the Lensic and Lensic Future Voices. Monthly photo contest deadlines: The 15th of each month, October through March.
For More Information / To Register
Have questions? Would you like to register to receive more information or participate? Please submit this form and we’ll respond promptly!
Tuesday April 5, 2022 / Annual Contest Deadline
All Film & Photography submissions for the annual context are due by 3 pm.
Electronic submissions are encouraged; please contact us for more information.
Please read the contest submission guidelines carefully before submitting your work.
February 15, 2022 and March 15, 2022 / Monthly Photo Contest Deadlines
Monday, May 2, 2022 / 15th Annual Future Voices Awards & Showcase
Time and more information about the 90-minute event will be announced as we get closer to the date. We usually gather at The Lensic, but the event may be held online again this year.
A huge thank you to the dedicated team that makes Future Voices happen each year!
- Marcella Ernst, Future Voices Program Manager
- Reid Callahan and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
- Jonathan Lowe and Video Magic
Thanks to ALL of the students and teachers who participate in the Future Voices Festival and our monthly contests.
This Lensic education program is funded by contributions from the community. Your tax-deductible donation encourages a new generation of creativity and self-expression, and plays an important role in the future of performing arts. To donate, please visit our Education Programs donation page. We appreciate your support.