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Winning Entries Announced:

$250 Best of Show: "Avatar" by Mya Averett, Pike Road

$125 Awards of Excellence:
"Surrounded by Death" by Jack Boucard, Cecil
"You Can Do Anything" by William Register, Birmingham
"This Old Bus" by Aaliyah Sims, Wetumpka
"Shattered Life" by Nathan Swanson, Wetumpka

Guidelines for 2017 Competition (closed)


The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa is sponsoring its 17th Annual Double Exposure Photography Competition for Juniors at the Bama Theatre galleries  January 23-February 12, 2017; 9 am-noon and 1-4 pm, M-F. A $25 entry fee entitles any Alabama photographer ages 12-17  to submit up to three works for judging. Only original works by those residing in Alabama may enter. Images  must not have been previously shown in a Double Exposure or West Alabama Juried Show.

Entry Fee and Awards

A fee of $25 will be charged to enter three images. No entry fees will be refunded. Awards are $250 for Best of Show and four $125 Cash Awards.

Submitting-December 2-11, 2016

Two rounds of judging will take place, the first to choose photos to appear in the exhibit, and the second, in person, to select the winners. Works submitted for the first round of judging will now be accepted through a digital upload on the website submittable.com instead of by CD. This new procedure will not only be more convenient for entrants during the jury process, but allow management of your images in other competitions which utilize Submittable. To begin your entry process, click on the link to the right, and you will be redirected to the submittable.com site where you will establish an account. You may submit up to three images, all of which must be in .jpg format and preferably no larger than 2.5 megabytes. Larger images are acceptable, but your upload time and the judge’s time viewing the images will be much faster with a smaller image. Keep in mind, images should be clear enough for your piece to be judged at its best, but small enough for upload. For each image, you must enter a title (required, “Untitled” not acceptable); dimensions and description; a price for sales and/or insurance purposes (even if not for sale).

You will receive a notification after you have successfully submitted your art to Submittable.

How to Submit Your Images

How to Edit Your Digital Images for Submission


Once the jury process is complete, you will be notified by email about the status of your entries.

Delivery of Accepted Works and Framing

THE ARTS COUNCIL/BAMA THEATRE/CULTURAL ARTS CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY, MON. JANUARY 16 AND WILL NOT ACCEPT PIECES ON THAT DAY. Accepted works must be delivered to The Arts Council Office, 2nd floor of PARA Building, 614 Greensboro Ave., January 9-13, 2017 during office hours of 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. All pieces accepted for the show must be ready for hanging and matted, framed and under glass.  Frames must be equipped with wire securely attached for hanging. Wires must not show above the frame. Loose wires, saw tooth brackets or other hangers are not acceptable, and the work will be rejected prior to final judging. Visit this site to view guidelines for proper framing: http://www.onlineartcenter.com/framing.html. Total size of work, including the mat and frame should be no larger than 32” x 32”. All works should be labeled on the back upper right corner with completed labels provided by following the link on the right side of this page. All works must be titled. “Untitled” is not acceptable. Works chosen for the exhibit must be matted in white or off white mat board in dark brown or black simple frames. WRAPPED CANVASES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


Pick-up and Publicity

Works accepted for the exhibit must remain until the conclusion of the exhibit. Pick up will be Sunday, February 12, 2017 after the conclusion of the closing reception through February 17 at The Arts Council office, located in the PARA building. All works will be insured while in the custody of The Arts Council, however, works will not be insured or considered to be in our custody prior to or after the designated dates. Any work accepted for the show may be priced to sell to the public. Buyers will be referred to the artist for purchases; The Arts Council will not handle transactions. Works which are not picked up within six months may be donated to charity. The gallery charges no commission on sales for this competition. The Arts Council reserves the right to utilize images of accepted and/or winning entries for publicity or educational purposes and display those images at our discretion.


Call 205-345-9801 or 205-758-5195, ext. 6 for more information.

Important Dates

Online Acceptance of Entries: December 2-11, 2016

Entry Deadline: December 11 at midnight

Notification of Acceptance: December 16, 2016 by email

Delivery of selected works: January 9-13, 2017 during office hours at The Arts Council Office, 2nd floor of PARA Building, 614 Greensboro Ave.

Notification of Winners: January 20, 2017, by email

Exhibit Dates at the Bama Theatre’s Junior League Gallery: January 23-February 12, 2017; 9 am-noon and 1-4 pm, M-F; also during Bama Theatre events

Closing Reception: February 12, 2017 from 2-3 p.m. at the JLG

Pick up: After Closing Reception through February 17, 2017 (M-F) at The Arts Council office, located in the PARA Building




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