Young Photographers Call


Young Photographer’s Show 2020

Call for Entries


Girl Talk © Maran Shales
Winning image, 2019 Dunnahoo Prize

SlowExposures is pleased to release the 2020 Call for Entries for the Young Photographers Show to be held in conjunction with the 18th annual photography festival that celebrates the rural American South. The theme for 2020 is “The Rural South” and students from across the United States (public, private or home-schooled) are encouraged to submit up to two digital photos by going to the link below.

There are three divisions:   Elementary (grades K – 5), Middle School (grades 6 – 8) and High School (grades 9 – 12). Students should enter the division in which they are currently enrolled for the 2019-20120 school year. 

Our entries undergo “blind judging”, where the Jurors do not know the names of the photographers whose images are entered.



Last year’s winning images 



Young Photographers’ Jurors:

Our Jurors for the 2020 Young Photographers’ Show are Dr. Dan Dunnahoo and Karen Lacey.


Dr. Dan Dunnahoo © Jessica Whitley


Dr. Dan Dunnahoo is a practicing painter, potter, and photographer. He taught art at Pike County High School for 28 years, from 1981 till his retirement in 2009. He studied at Gordon College and at the University of Georgia, earning both his BFA and MFA in Drawing and Painting and an EdD in Art Education. Since his retirement from teaching he has traveled, devoted himself to his artwork, and continued to teach on an informal basis.






Karen O’Neill Lacey, PhD is a humanities scholar and retired faculty member of Penfield College at Mercer University. She has also taught humanities at Gordon College and English at the public middle school  level in rural Georgia. Dr. Lacey co-owns an independent bookstore and has curated art shows at its gallery for 14 years. She is an enthusiastic art collector and has been a supporter of SlowExposures for its 17 year history. 





Our Jurors will award first, second, and third place awards for each division.  The show will hang at the R.F. Strickland Center from September 17 – 20, 2020 with a Reception and Awards Ceremony for the photographers on Sunday, September 20th.




The deadline for entering is midnight, Sunday, August 14, 2020