Ms. Green's Green Beans © Renee Lowery
People's Choice Award, SlowExposures 2016

   Our 15th Annual Show Celebrating the Rural South


Jurors: Arnika Dawkins and John Wall


Deadline for Submission: Midnight, Sunday, June 18, 2017


Show Dates: September 14 - 17, 2017


After a frenetic year, we're calling our 15th annual show "Unplugged"--for so many reasons. Held during the third weekend in September, "SlowE" is renowned for its intimate, relaxed setting in the rural countryside of west central Georgia.

We invite photographers to submit work that underscores the diversity, contradictions and complexity of the rural American South.

We welcome 2017 Jurors Arnika Dawkins and John Wall. Their selections for the Main Exhibition will highlight a weekend of over a dozen satellite shows, presented in National Register historic venues that reference Pike County's past as a leading cotton producer in the Lower Piedmont. After SlowE weekend, the show will be presented for a month at the Cochran Gallery in LaGrange, Georgia.

We invite those who enter the show to "unplug" and join photographers and photography lovers from across the U.S. to share the experience--to learn, network, and, to have fun during this extraordinary weekend. Applicants for 2017 Main Exhibition will also be entitled to enter the PopUp Show juried by John Bennette and the 2018 SlowAIR Artist in Residence opportunity at no additional cost.



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

during SlowExposures 2018

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.


Complete the Entry Form