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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-Juniors

Works accepted by email November 30-
December 3, 2021

Junior Division Important Dates

Acceptance of Digital Images by Email: November 30-December 3, 2021
Entry Deadline: December 3, 2021 at 12 noon
Notification of Acceptance: Week of December 6, 2021 by email
Delivery of Selected Works: January 5-11, 2022 during office hours at The Arts Council office, PARA Bldg. 2nd Floor, 614 Greensboro Ave., 35401.
Notification of Winners: Week of January 17, 2022 by email
MLK Holiday on January 17; Offices Closed
Exhibit Dates at the Junior League Gallery: January 18-February 4, 2022; 9 am-noon and 1-4 pm, M-F
Closing Reception: February 6, 2022 from 2-3 p.m. at the Junior League Gallery
Pick up: After closing reception at the Junior League Gallery and through February 15


The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa is sponsoring its 18th Annual Double Exposure Photography Competition for Juniors at The Junior League Gallery
January 18-February 4, 2022. A $25 entry fee entitles any Alabama photographer in 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 or West Alabama Juried Show.

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 $25 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-November 30 - December 3, 2021

Two rounds of judging will take place, the first to choose photos that will appear in the exhibit, and the second, in person, 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 2022 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 and/or insurance purposes (even if not for sale).

Payment of the $25 entry fee will be accepted with a credit card through a secure link that will be provided on this page beginning November 30, 2021. Checks will also be accepted if received by December 3. If paying with a check, mail check with a hard 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.


Once the jury process is complete, you will be notified by email by the week of
December 6, 2021 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, January 5-11, 2022 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.  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.

***New this year. Accepted entries must be equipped with four Velcro circles or squares attached to the back of each entry, placed in all four corners of the piece. The “rough” or “prickly” side of the Velcro must be used instead of the softer side. The accepted entries will be attached to a carpeted wall in the gallery so this is required for hanging.

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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 February 10 and through February 15. 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.


Call 205-758-5195, ext. 6 or email pr@tuscarts.org for more information.







For more information contact Kevin Ledgewood at


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