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Double Exposure Photography Exhibition

Artwork from the Double Exposure Photography Exhibition, 2010The Double Exposure juried photography competition is open to photographers in grades 6-12 in the state of Alabama. Images to appear in the exhibit are chosen from  those submitted by email, then the awards are selected after the exhibit is hung in the gallery prior to the opening reception.


2022 Competition

2021 Double Exposure-Juniors

Works accepted by email December 1-10, 2021
(All other final dates TBA)


The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa is sponsoring its 18th Annual Double Exposure Photography Competition for Juniors at The Junior League Gallery January-February, 2022. A $35 entry fee entitles any Alabama photographer grades 6-12 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 Exhibit.

Acceptable Media

Any photographic media will be accepted. “Double Exposure” is a title only, and DOES NOT reflect any required photography techniques such as images that are double exposed.

Entry Fee and Payment

A fee of $35 will be charged to enter up to three images. No entry fees will be refunded.


Junior Division awards include a $250 cash award for Best in Show plus four $125 cash awards.

Submitting and Payment-TBA

Two rounds of judging will take place, the first to choose photos that will appear in the exhibit, and the second to select the winners. Works submitted for the first round of judging will be accepted by emailing images and a completed application (together in one email message) to competitions@tuscarts.org. You may submit up to three images, all of which must be in .jpg format and no larger than 2 megabytes. Keep in mind, images should be clear enough for your piece to be judged at its best, but small enough to be emailed.

Your email must be titled “Double Exposure 2021 Junior Div.” Each of the attached files must be named with the title of the photograph that appears on your application. “Untitled” will not be acceptable.

For each image listed on the application, you must enter a title; dimensions and description; a price for sales or a value if not for sale.

Payment of the $35 entry fee will be accepted with a credit card through a link that will be provided on this page now through (TBA at later date). Checks will also be accepted if received by (TBA later). Mail checks with a copy of application to Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, ATTN Double Exposure, P.O. Box 1117, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35403.

You will receive an email notification that your entries have been received.

How to Edit Your Digital Images for Submission https://www.sitepoint.com/resize-an-image-in-photoshop


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

Delivery of Accepted Works and Presentation

Accepted works must be delivered to The Arts Council office in the Bama Theatre (PARA Entrance), 614 Greensboro Avenue, downtown Tuscaloosa, TBA during office hours of 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. All pieces accepted for the show must be matted with white or off white mats with either a mat or foam board securely covering the back with NO FRAMES. Total size of work, including the mat should be no larger than 32” x 32”. All works accepted for the exhibit must have an identification tag attached to the back upper right corner of the piece including name, title of piece, and price. Labels are included on the application. All works must be titled. “Untitled” is not acceptable. ANY WORKS NOT MEETING THE AFOREMENTIONED STANDARDS WILL BE SUBJECT TO ELIMINATION.

Pick-up and Publicity

Works accepted for the exhibit must remain until the conclusion of the exhibit. Pick up will be at the conclusion of the closing reception on TBA and through TBA. All works will be insured while in the custody of The Arts Council at the given price or value, 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.


Email Shannon McCue at education@tuscarts.org or Kevin Ledgewood at pr@tuscarts.org for more information.

Junior Division Important Dates TBA

Acceptance of Entries by Email: December 1-10, 2021
Entry Deadline: December 10, 2021

All other dates TBA:
Notification of Acceptance:
Delivery of selected works:
Notification of Winners:
Exhibit Dates at the Junior League Gallery:
Closing Reception:
Pick up:





For more information contact Sharron Rudowski at