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SlowExposures 2018  CALL FOR ENTRIES

The 16th Annual Juried Exhibition Celebrating Photography of the Rural South

Jurors' Talk, Slowexposures 2014, Alexa Dilworth and Aline Smithson © Ellen Tew

We're calling this year's show "Sweet 16" and we couldn't be happier to announce the return of our 2014 Jurors:  Aline Smithson and Alexa Dilworth!

Jurors:  Aline Smithson and Alexa Dilworth

Deadline for Submission:  Midnight, Sunday, June 17 

Show Dates:  September 20 - 23, 2018

Renowned for its intimate, relaxed setting in the rural countryside of west central Georgia, SlowExposures will present four days of amazing photography--all displayed in historic, late 19th century buildings throughout Pike County. Our 2018 dates are September 20-23.

After the SlowE weekend, the show will be presented for a month at the Cochran Gallery in LaGrange, Georgia.

We invite photographers to submit work that captures the diversity, contradictions, and complexity of the contemporary rural American South. The selections for the Main Exhibition will highlight a weekend of over a dozen satellite shows, portfolio reviews, seminars, and career-changing networking opportunities. Your entry for the Main Exhibition will also entitle you to a discount to enter one of the highlights of the SlowE weekend: The PopUp Tour of 6 solo shows around Pike County's Courthouse Square in Zebulon, curated by John Bennette

Your participation in this year's show starts by entering up to six images of work taken in the rural regions of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Enter them on-line by midnight, June 17th, 2018, and join us as an honored guest in September!

First Place (Paul Conlan Award): $500 and a solo show during SlowExposures 2019

Second Place:  $300

Third Place:  $200

The Fine Print

Theme: The Rural South

Successful images will reference the unique “sense of place” of the contemporary rural American South

You may enter up to six images for a non-refundable fee of $50.

Before completing the Entry form, be sure that you:
1. Read and agree to all entry terms and requirements.
2. Format your photo files to meet the size requirements specified below.
3. Re-name your photo files to conform to the naming requirements specified below.
4. Have your credit card or PayPal account information ready.

Eligible Photographs

Entered photographs must be original works, taken by you.

Photographs may be color or black and white using traditional film and/or digital elements.

Photo File Size and Format

It is REQUIRED that your photo files meet the following specifications and naming format. Photo files not meeting these requirements may be ineligible for entry.

1. Save image as a .jpg using the highest quality that keeps the file size under 2 MB.
2. Image must be sized to 1280 pixels long on the longest side.
3. Image resolution is 72 pixels per inch.

Photo Titles

Please omit your name in the title in order to observe our blind entry process.

Please make all efforts to give each image a unique name instead of generic titles such as “Image 1”; “Untitled 1”; etc. It helps us immensely when we are creating the jurors list! Titles are limited in length to 55 characters or less.

 Come Join Us For Slowexposures 2018

Our Sweet 16 with Alexa and Aline

Expand your world and Create Enduring Friendships


Aline Smithson and Alexa Dilworth, 2014 © Ellen Tew