Competitions & Contests

The Montgomery Photo Festival 2023

Entry Dates 2023-03-31T00:00:00+00:00 - 2023-01-18T00:01:00+00:00 0 Days Left



The Montgomery Photo Festival 2023
(formerly called "The Society of Arts & Crafts (SAC's)/Stonehenge Gallery Photo Competition")

This program/project has been made possible in part by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Submission is open to all photographers (professional and amateur), working in all forms of photography. Four categories are offered.

1. Color
2. Black and white
3. Alternative process
4. Manipulation (digital and film)
The cost to enter is $25. You may enter up to three images for that fee. There is no theme for this exhibit. There is no time limit for when you produced your work. Let's elevate photography as fine art. Show us your best!

Images previously displayed in-gallery at any of the previous three Society of Arts & Crafts and Stonehenge Gallery photo competitions are not eligible for this competition and should not be submitted. 

Awards:   Best in show — $1,000
                 Best in category — $500 (four awards, one for each category)                 Grand total — $3,000 in cash awards!
This exhibit will consist of 65 photographs selected by the juror. A reception will be held on Saturday July 15, in Stonehenge Gallery, the address is 401 Cloverdale Rd, Montgomery, 36106. The exhibit will open on July 10 and be on display until July 28.  The Montgomery Photo Exhibit is presented by the Society of Arts and Crafts. 

We are honored to have Richard McCabe, curator of Photography for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, as the juror for this exhibit. See the "Meet the Juror" page for more information on our judge. Mr. McCabe will also give a juror's talk on Sunday morning, July 16, at 10:30 a.m at the Georgine Clark Alabama Artists Gallery in the RSA Tower, 201 Monroe Street (ground floor.) Note that on Sunday you will enter the Clark gallery via the South McDonough Street entrance around the corner from the main entrance on Monroe Street.

Shipping and hand delivery instructions will be provided to accepted entrants with the acceptance notice. 

When the exhibit at Stonehenge Gallery closes, photographers may opt in for a second exhibit of their work at the International Arts Center, the Huo Bao Zhu Gallery, at Troy University in Troy, Alabama. The opportunity to opt in for this exhibit is available during the entry procedure. The Montgomery Photo Festival organizers will arrange to get photographs to Troy and return them to photographers after the show in Troy closes. (See "Troy Exhibit" page for more information.)
If your photo is selected for the exhibit, you may ship it, matted and framed as directed in the "Submissions guidelines" dropdown menu. Shipping and hand delivery instructions will be provided to the accepted entrants with the acceptance notice. Additionally, matting and framing are available from the Stonehenge frame shop. Contact them directly via the information/website link listed under the "Stonehenge Gallery" dropdown menu.  Note: There is an earlier deadline for shipping images to be framed by Stonehenge. See the "Calendar" tab at the top of this home page and in the sidebar for date details. Also note that there are other framing options in Montgomery, but the Montgomery Photo Festival will not coordinate getting that work framed and delivered to the exhibit.

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