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Double Exposure Photography Exhibition

2018 Competition-Junior Division

Winners for 2018

$250 Best of Show: Ashley Johnsen, Hoover, for "White Noise"

$125 Cash Awards:
Jordan Clayton, Montgomery, for "Spider Man”
Jordan Clayton, Montgomery, for “Through My Brother’s Eyes"
Mimi Davis, Birmingham, for “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not”
Frances Wilson, Birmingham, for “Dancers”

Honorable Mentions
Amrita Lakhanpal, Birmingham, for “Second Self”
Heli Patel, Pike Road, for “All American”


Important Dates

Online Acceptance of Entries: December 4-10, 2017
Entry Deadline: December 10 at midnight
Notification of Acceptance: December 15, 2017 by email
Delivery of selected works: January 8-12, 2018 during office hours at The Arts Council Office, 2nd floor of PARA Building, 614 Greensboro Ave.
Notification of Winners: By January 19
Exhibit Dates at the Bama Theatre’s Junior League Gallery: January 22-February 11, 2018; 9 am-noon and 1-4 pm, M-F; also during Bama Theatre events
Closing Reception: February 11, 2018 from 2-3 p.m. at the JLG
Pick up: After Closing Reception at the Bama Theatre’s Junior League Gallery and through February 16, 2018 (M-F) at Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center


The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa is sponsoring its 15th Annual Double Exposure Photography Competition for Juniors at the Bama Theatre’s Junior League Gallery January 22-February 11, 2018. 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

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.

Prize money is sponsored in part by Buffalo Rock Pepsi.



Submitting-December 4-10, 2017

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 be accepted through a digital upload on the website submittable.com. To begin your entry process, click on the link on this page, and you will be redirected to the submittable.com site where you will establish an account. THE LINK WILL NOT APPEAR ON THIS PAGE UNTIL DECEMBER 4. 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

Accepted works must be delivered to The Arts Council office in the PARA Building, 614 Greensboro Avenue, downtown Tuscaloosa, January 8-12, 2018 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 11, 2018 after the conclusion of the closing reception through February 16. 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.



For more information contact Sharron Rudowski at education@tuscarts.org