How do I enter the contest?
You can view the full set of rules and guidelines for entering the contest and participating in the exhibit on Submittable.
When’s the deadline?
The contest closes on January 9, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
Do I have to live in Washington, D.C. to enter the contest?
You must live in and enter photos taken in the general geographical area. The contest is a celebration of photography in the D.C. metro area.
How many photos can I enter?
Entries are accepted in batches of up to 4 images with no limit on the number of batches. The entry fee for each batch is $25.
What subject matter is suitable for this contest?
The Exposed DC Photography Show is a celebration of our nation’s capital as seen through the eyes of people who live and work here. Show us your best images of local art, sports, food, culture and street photography and yes, even the occasional monument, but make sure it blows us away! We want to see your amazing, everyday Washington, D.C. experiences. Regarding dated and altered images, our rule is simply to be reasonable. If your photo is obviously ten years old, it’s unlikely we’ll choose it to represent the city we live in today. Basic image adjustments are fine, but if it’s obviously Photoshopped to some place outside of reality (text, extreme filters, gratuitous use of HDR, etc.), it’s very unlikely we’ll choose it.
Do photos need to be taken with specific devices?
Nope! We welcome film, phone, digital, etc. However the image was made, you will need to provide a digital file when submitting to the contest (e.g., scans of film).
How will winning photos be displayed?
Images will be printed near but no larger than 8×12 in a black metal moulding 16×20 frame with a white acid free mat and foam core backing. These framed prints will be available for purchase during the exhibit run and can also be included in our online marketplace after the show closes. Exposed DC keeps 30% of all sales in your edition during the exhibit to help us pay for the event. Winning images will also be shared on our website as well as in an exhibition magazine.