Category: Activities

Nara Photo Contest WINNERS

FullSizeRender_1I’m sorry this has taken so long for me to post.  I know that you have been waiting patiently for the results…

There were so many amazing entries in the Nara Photo Contest.  It makes me also want to do one for our Kyoto Trip, but with it the day before summer vacation, it’s a little tricky.  I have another idea that I’ll share in June.

I am super proud of your photography.  You took some great shots that really captured the beauty of Nara in Springtime and our trip.

I went low tech on this one and made a mini gallery near my room on the 4th floor to display the winners and Honorable Mention photographs.

Come check them out next time you are walking by.  Here’s a little teaser:


The Winning Photographs of this contest (chosen by the Grade 6 Team Teachers) are: Kianah, Ragini, Mark and MayaFullSizeRender

Please come pick up your prizes after lunch on Thursday.

But to all of the photographers with work on the 4th floor: Your photographs are fantastic. You have used the skills you learned first semester to create interesting images from our trip.


Keep taking pictures to capture all the amazing things you see!  You can even share them with the @cadesigntech Instagram account if you want to share them with our community and for me to continue to share them out.  However, once it is on social media, it can easily be grabbed by someone else to use, so consider this.  Watermark your photos if you don’t want people to just take/re-use your photos.

SHARE! Ski Trips Posts


Remember when you are writing blog posts to keep them interesting!

Instead of giving a minute-by-minute account of your trip, try to focus on something more specific… more interesting and engaging to share with your readers… Here are some ideas:

– What is your funniest memory of the ski trip?

– What is the point of the CA ski trips?

– What did you learn on the ski trip?  (Did you finally master skiing or snowboarding?  Did you make it down the mountain without falling?)

– Write a review of the hotel/activities/area/trip

– What is your best memory from the ski trips?

– What is the coolest thing you saw? (Snow monsters? 48-hours of snow?  The height of the snow?)

It’s important to include images (and even links or video) to all blog posts.


Make sure you create a fun and engaging blog post title too!

Here are links to the ski trip photos:

Grade 6 Ski Trip Photos

Grade 7 Ski Trip Photos

Grade 8 Ski Trip Photos

In the spirit of sharing, please feel free to link your blogpost to this by putting the URL in a comment.  I can’t wait to read about your trips!