Nervous. Excited. Happy.

Brittney MortonBrittney Morton is a rising senior at Pike High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was originally attracted to the ACT-SO program because it was an opportunity for her to showcase and evaluate her skills, while competing against some of the best talent across the country. Brittney competed at the 2017 local Greater Indianapolis ACT-SO branch competition in the Photography category, where she received a gold medal for her project titled, Radiance, Strength and Natural Beauty. Due to her accomplishments at the local competition, Brittney has advanced to compete at the national competition in Baltimore, Maryland this upcoming July!

Three Words to Describe Feelings about National Competition

Nervous, excited and happy. Brittney is nervous because she is anxious to find out the results of the competition and how well she will do. She is excited because this is her first national competition. She is looking forward to taking in everything that an event of this caliber entails. Lastly, Brittney feels happy because her photographs were considered good enough to advance to a competition where she will compete against some of the best student photographers in the nation.

Brittney Morton's Photography

Brittney Morton’s gold-medal-winning photographs at the 2017 local Greater Indianapolis ACT-SO branch competition.

Nerves & Excitement

Brittney is most nervous about the stiff competition that she will be competing against. However, she is looking forward to engaging with new, talented minds and enjoying every moment of her experience. She is also looking forward to gaining new artistic perspectives and learning about other artists’ creative decisions behind their work.


Brittney’s words of motivation would be “to compete because you get constructive criticism” from experienced judges, which will help to improve one’s craft and take one’s work to the next level.

We wish you the best of luck, Brittney, in the 2017 national competition!


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