Our 2021 photography contest is officially open, and we announced our special judges who will be selecting the Best in Show awards!
As we enter into Exposed DC’s 15th year of celebrating local photography, we find ourselves reflecting on a very eventful year. While we always enjoy seeing our nation’s capital through the lens of the talented photographers who live, love, and work here, 2020 seems determined to be distinctive and memorable in its own way. We have no doubt that your photos will capture these tumultuous and notable times in poignant and profound ways as well as provide us with reminders of the beauty all around us.
If you’ve submitted to the contest before, you may notice a few changes this year. First, we are trying a different pricing model to allow more flexibility. This decision was made based upon feedback from photographers who have entered the contest in the past and streamlining the submission process. The entry cost will be $10 per image, and you may submit as many images as you’d like. Second, the contest timeline is shifted a little later than usual and will be open through January 27, 2021, to allow additional time to capture events leading up to and including the U.S. Presidential Inauguration.
The exhibition will be held in Spring or Summer 2021 with details yet to be announced. Special consideration is being given in the planning process to ensure the safety of the community as we continue to battle COVID-19, but we look forward to tackling these unique challenges during a global pandemic in order to celebrate local photography with you all in a safe and innovative way. Images may be part of a virtual exhibition and/or a safe, in-person event based on an assessment of the situation as it continues to develop.
Rules and guidelines for entering the contest and participating in our exhibit are covered in the submission page. If you’re looking for some inspiration, you can check out the winning images from previous years. Have questions or comments? Check out these FAQs, comment on this post, or reach out to us on social media. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter, if you don’t already, to get all our contest and exhibit updates. If you’d like to join our team as a volunteer, please drop us a line.
Please note that Picter strongly recommends using a recent version of either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to submit to the contest. If you’d like to change or edit your submission, you can contact Picter support to request a refund and then resubmit, up until the contest deadline. We recommend you save all your submissions as drafts until you’ve reviewed them all and are ready to submit. Refunds will not be granted after the contest deadline.