The Capturing Appalachia Photography Contest closed January 31 at midnight. Thank you for your interest. Appalachia Bare holds a genre-specific contest every year, so keep checking with us. We look forward to seeing more Appalachian creativity, as we take submissions year-round. For more information about how to submit your work, visit our submissions page.
Appalachia is, without a doubt, a picturesque wonder. Tourists flock to our beautiful national parks and interesting, fun-filled attractions. Photographers, too, capture moments here. Peruse some of our Appalachian photographers (**Some images on these sites contain nudity or violence.):
- Alabama: Charles Clyde Ebbets, Lelend Kent, Wayne Sides
- Kentucky: Shelby Lee Adams
- Pennsylvania: Eddie Adams, Latoya Ruby Frazier, Pamela Harris, Saul Leiter, Olivia Locher, Richard Snodgrass
- Tennessee: Al Clayton, Charles Krutch, Ed Westcott, Rachel DeLoache Williams
- Virginia: Robert A. Gilbert, Sally Mann
- West Virginia: Frances Benjamin Johnston
So, yes, some extraordinary photographers were born in this region. Photography and painting are such remarkable talents. An image often exceeds words with a detail, a theme, a color, a moment, a story, etc. And creative Appalachians, whether homegrown or transplant, have more of these visual stories out there. We’d love to see them. So . . . Appalachia Bare is excited to announce our
Rules and Information:
- Photographs must only capture Appalachia: events, places, persons, animals, things, etc.
- Submit up to 3 Appalachian images as jpg (png acceptable).
- All images must be titled.
- Only email submissions for this contest.
- In the body of the email or in a cover letter, please include your name, contact information, and a brief bio (100 words or less).
- The contest runs November 10, 2022 — January 31, 2023.
- Winners will be announced February 28, 2023.
- Appalachia Bare staff and/or judges are not eligible for this contest.
- Digitally altered photos apart from normal improvements will be disqualified. Photographs must display the original image and background. See below:
- The following changes are acceptable:
- color adjustments, contrast, brightness, sharpness;
- removal of red eye, dust, scratches;
- cropping and straightening;
- black-and-white alterations;
- HDR (High Dynamic Range)
- The following alterations will disqualify an image:
- fused photos, i.e., combining two or more photos of separate, different images;
- adding, copying, removing, or moving anything in the photos;
- artistic digital filters and effects
To Submit, write “photography contest” in the subject line and submit via email to:
Trent is an educator and photographer who has lived in Knoxville since 1991. He enjoys photographing live events, such as parades, Renaissance fairs, athletic competitions, and concerts – any event at which there is a likelihood of capturing candid moments.
His photography has appeared in local, regional, and national magazines. As an affiliate of the Tennessee Medieval Faire and Tennessee Pirate Fest, he has provided these event producers thousands of photos over the years. A few years ago, Trent won “Best of Show” in a photographic contest sponsored by Visit Knoxville in which 25 amateur and 25 professional photographers were given 48 hours to photograph key locations around Knoxville. His photo galleries have also appeared in Appalachia Bare.
Having vowed not to turn a passion into a job, Jim is into photography for the pure joy of the process itself. Although he has taken a number of photography courses, and has a sizable library of books about photography and photographers, the more he learns, the more humble he is about his own work.
Two of his photos are currently on display at Mission Hospital in Asheville. “But feel free to judge the judge yourself by visiting my galleries on Appalachia Bare.”
This recipient will receive, via the United States Postal Service, a $100.00 pre-paid VISA card and a certificate award.
The first-place photograph will appear as such. Appalachia Bare will contact the winner and request up to five additional photographs that will be published in a gallery, along with the featured winning photograph.
This recipient will receive, via the United States Postal Service, a $50.00 pre-paid VISA card and a certificate award.
The second-place photograph will appear as such. Appalachia Bare will contact the winner and request up to five additional photographs that will be published in a gallery along with the featured winning photograph.
This recipient will receive, via the United States Postal Service, a certificate award.
The honorable mention photograph will appear as such. Appalachia Bare will contact the winner and request up to five additional photographs that will be published in a gallery along with the featured winning photograph.
Contest dates: November 10, 2022 — January 31, 2023.
Winners will be announced February 28, 2023.
Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2023.
To submit, write “photography contest” in the subject line and submit via email to:
Please be sure to include a cover letter with your submission that contains name, address, phone number, email, and a short bio. If we don’t have your address, we can’t send your award. And that would make us sad.
By submitting, the photographer admits this is his or her or their personal and original work. Appalachia Bare claims first publishing rights that return to the artist after being published. Appalachia Bare is not responsible for any lost submissions.
Appalachia Bare reserves the right not to accept hate images, gratuitous nudity, or violently explicit content.
**Featured image of Sequoyah Park in Knoxville, TN, by Nathan Anderson, Unsplash