Exposure Montgomery Photo Competition

Arts Commission LogoEach Spring since 1987, the City of Montgomery Arts Commission has sponsored the Montgomery Photo Competition which recognizes excellence in photography by artists of all ages and experience levels.

Submit your best photos for a chance to win $100!

2021 Competition Information

Adult & Student Entries Accepted April 1 - 15

Drop photos off at:
Montgomery City Hall
10101 Montgomery Rd.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Entry Form Coming Soon!

Entry Fee:

A non-refundable entry fee of $5.00 (student) or $10.00 (adult) is required for EACH entry.
Cash, checks (payable to the City of Montgomery) and Visa/MC, American Express, or Discover are all accepted.

In-Person Photo Viewing

  • Saturday, April 24, 2021 - Terwilliger Lodge, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Awards Presentation

  • Sunday, April 25, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

Rules & Regulations

Entry Information:

  • Each entry must be an original photograph of the competitor’s own creation.
  • Entries must be in photographic medium: black and white, color. Experimental printing is acceptable.
  • Each entry must be securely mounted on a stiff backing suitable for hanging.
  • Dimensions of each entry including the matting must be at least 8” x 10” but not more than 16” x 20”.
  • The entry form must be clearly visible and affixed securely to the entry’s backing material.
  • Entries in frames and/or under glass will not be accepted.
  • Entries signed or otherwise identified on the photograph’s front will be eliminated from consideration.
  • No more than 3 entries per competitor will be accepted.
  • Any entry displaying subject matter deemed by the judging panel or the Arts Commission as unsuitable for public display to an audience of all ages shall be rejected for all purposes of the competition.

Our 2021 Judges

H. Michael Sanders has exhibited and published internationally, receiving numerous national and international awards and honors for his creative work. He is currently professor and founding department chair of Electronic Media Communications at University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, where is has been on the faculty for over 35 years. He is also co-founder of the UC Blue Ash Art Gallery and serves as curator of exhibitions, as well as editor of gallery publications. Professor Sanders has previously served as a judge for both student and professional video competitions through the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, as well as regional high school art and photography competitions including Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

Liz Dufour has worked at the Cincinnati Enquirer since 1989. She authored the book "Cincinnati Moments: A Celebration of Photographs from the Cincinnati Enquirer." She has coordinated photo coverage for events such as the Kentucky Derby, the NCAA Final Four, the World Series and more. In 2015, she co-produced a groundbreaking series on child poverty in Cincinnati that was published in the Enquirer.

Lake Maligne Fred Haaser 2015 Adult

Lake Maligne - Fred Haaser

Mark Bender Cincy Cinco Mexican Folk Dancers

Cincy Cinco Mexican Folk Dancers - Mark Bender

Sam Smith - Student Winner -

Car Apparitions - Sam Smith - Student Winner

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