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!


This year's competition sponsored by Pella Windows & Doors

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2022 Competition Information

Adult & Student Entries Accepted March 1-31

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

Click here to download the 2022 Entry Form

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.

Photo Viewing

  • Saturday, April 9, 2022
    Terwilliger Lodge, Dulle Park
    12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Awards Presentation

  • Sunday, April 10, 2022
    Terwilliger Lodge, Dulle Park
    1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Awards presentation at 2:30 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.


Regression by Richard Lingo 2021 Best of Show Adult winner

Regression Richard Lingo

Kara Lally 2021 Student Best of Show Winner

Veiled in Light Kara Lally

This Year's Judges

H. Michael Sanders is a photographer, poet, & media artist. He has exhibited & published internationally, receiving numerous national & international awards for his creative work. He is currently a professor & founding department chair of Electronic Media Communications at UC Blue Ash, where he has been on the faculty for over 35 years. He is also co-founder of the UC Blue Ash Art Gallery & serves as a curator of exhibitions, as well as an editor of gallery publications.

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.

2021 Photo Competition Award Winners

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