Strand Art Gallery Photo Contest 2013

Hohenwald’s Strand Art Gallery is once again sponsoring a Photography Contest that is open to amateur photographers. Entrants in the contest will compete for cash prizes, ribbons, and the honor of having their photographs exhibited. Fourteen of the photographs exhibited will also be selected to appear in the 2014 edition of the Art Gallery’s Community Calendar.

There are ten categories: Wild Animals, Zoo Animals, Birds, Landscape, Architectural, Manipulated Images, People, Plant Life and Flowers, Whimsical and Pets.

The first place winner in each category will receive a cash prize and a grand prize winner will be selected from the first place winners with the grand prize winner also receiving a cash prize. First, second, and third place winners in each category will receive ribbons.

Winners will be announced at a reception to be held in the Strand Theatre on Thursday, September 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. Photographs selected for exhibit will be on display in the Theatre from September 26 through Sunday, October 13.

Entry forms and contest rules are available at the Gallery or as a download (Strand Photo Contest Entry 2013). All entries must be received at the Strand Art Gallery by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 13. For additional information call 931-295-3219 or Kenny Graves at 931-306-9194.


Strand Art Gallery Photography Contest

100 East Main Street

Hohenwald, Tennessee 38462


Sponsor:  Hohenwald Arts Council’s Strand Art Gallery


Chairperson:  Strand Art Gallery Manager


Date:  Entries beginning August 29, 2013 and ending September 13, 2013




Entries will be juried to determine those to be exhibited by the Strand Art Gallery in the Strand Theatre. Winners will be chosen from those selected for exhibition.


Exhibit Date:


Photographs will be exhibited in the Strand Theatre from September 26 through October 13, 2013.  Winners will be announced at a reception at the Theatre on Thursday, September 26 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. All entrants are invited to the reception.




14 entries, of those exhibited, will be selected to appear in the 2014 Community Calendar.  The selections will not necessarily be winners in the category competition and will be selected by the Contest Chairperson based on suitability for the Community Calendar.


Ribbons will be awarded to first, second and third place winners in each category.


First place winners in each category will receive a monetary award of $25.00.


One entry from the first place winners will be selected as the grand prize winner and will receive a monetary award of $100.00.


Entry Fees:

There will be no entry fee.


The contest is open to amateurs only.  Any photographer who has received money from the sale of their artwork is ineligible. Photographers who have received money/prizes during contests/competitions are eligible.


Wild Animals

Zoo Animals




Manipulated Images


Plant Life and Flowers




1.  Eligibility must be established by completing the application.


2.  Photograph(s) must have been taken by the person entering the photograph(s).


3.  All entries must be framed, ready for hanging, and suitable for exhibiting in the Strand Gallery.  Size will be the decision of the entrant; however, consideration should be given to the appropriateness of size to the photograph content.  Ready for hanging means that the photograph frame has a wire attached from one side of the frame to the other that will allow it to be hung on a nail.  NO OTHER MEANS OF HANGING WILL BE ACCEPTED and photographs not meeting this criterion will be disqualified. 


Entries may be brought to the Strand Art Gallery during Gallery hours, with the entry form completed, pasted to the back of the photo, beginning August 29, 2013, and no later than 4:00 p.m., CDT, on September  13, 2013.


Gallery Hours

Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Entries may be mailed by entrants from outside Lewis County to the address listed on the entry form.  Entries that are mailed must have arrangements made for pickup after the exhibition is concluded.  If the entrant requests that entries be returned by mail or other carrier, then appropriate packaging and postage must be included with the entry.


No entries selected for exhibition will be available for pickup or return until the exhibition is concluded on October 13.  They MUST be picked up between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. on October 13.


Entries not selected for exhibition should be picked up during the reception on September 26.


4.  No nudes or photos with questionable content will be accepted.  The decision of the Contest Chairperson will be final.


5.  All entries must have available an 8 x 10 glossy copy for film entries and a CD (preferably RAW format) for digital entries.  These will be requested for entries that are selected for inclusion in the Community Calendar and will not be returned.


6.  All entries will be juried/judged by a panel of three judges selected by the Contest Chairperson who are knowledgeable in the field of photography.  Entries will be judged on technical quality, originality, and artistic merit.  Members of the Hohenwald Arts Council, Meriwether Lewis Artist Group and their families are not eligible to enter the contest. The decisions of the judges will be final. 


7.  Hohenwald Arts Council and Strand Art Gallery are not responsible for loss or damage to any entries and will not provide insurance coverage.


Community Calendar

Fourteen photographs will be selected for the Community Calendar for 2014.  The Calendar will include the months of January 2014 through February of 2015.

The Strand Art Gallery Manager or designee will solicit page sponsorships (single months) from 14 businesses or individuals in the amount of $150 per ad and 12 block ads for the back of the calendar in the amount of $50 per ad.  If there is failure to sell all page sponsorships or ads, the monetary prizes offered Contest winners may be reduced  accordingly as determined by the Gallery Manager.

Each advertiser will receive one free calendar. .

Each entrant whose photograph is selected for the Community Calendar will receive a  calendar.

The calendar will be distributed to the general public by a method as determined by the Gallery Manager.

The Community Calendar will highlight Strand Theatre, Strand Art Gallery, and other community activities for the upcoming year.

The Gallery Manager will be responsible for coordinating the development of the Community Calendar.

For additional information contact Kenny Graves at or 931-295-3219.

Strand Art Gallery

100 East Main Street

Hohenwald, Tennessee 38462

Photography Contest Entry Form

Deadline September 13, 2013

(Form to be taped to the back of EACH photograph)








Phone Number___________________­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­________________________________________


Photograph Category______________________________________________________


Photograph Name_________________________________________________________


Photograph For Sale?  Yes____No____  If yes, amount desired $_________.



My signature acknowledges that I have read the contest rules and agree to abide by such.


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The following must be completed ONLY for entries that are to be returned to the entrant by carrier:


Check if complete:


___Packaging for returning is included.

___Postage or a check or money order sufficient to cover cost is included.


Name of Carrier:

___U S Postal Service


___Fed Ex



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