Entry Fee – $5.00 per Photograph.

The entry fee is $5 per photograph for the 2017 Nashville Arts Magazine Photography Competition. Pay your entry fee here. Follow the guidelines below to submit your photographs.


The 2017 photography competition has begun! Between August 1 and October 20, we are accepting entries from all photographers–professional, students, and hobbyists alike. Last year we saw hundreds of submissions from across the world–Vietnam, UK, Uruguay, Japan, Germany to name a few as well as our own homegrown talent. It has been our honor to host this competition the past seven years and once again, Chromatics is sponsoring the following awards:

  • First place $500 cash
  • Second place $300 gift card
  • Third place $200 gift card

In addition, the top 10 entries will be printed in Nashville Arts Magazine, plus the top three local photographers may be given an opportunity to shoot an assignment for the magazine. A selection of entries will also appear online.


  1. Enter the competition 

The entry fee is $5 per photograph. Add the submission to the cart, check out, and refer to your email receipt for your order number.

You may purchase multiple submissions at once.  Simply add your desired number of submissions to the number area next to the ‘add to cart’ button.

  1. Submit your photographs to photocompetition@nashvillearts.com.

The file name for each entry must include your name and your order numberIf you are entering more than photograph, please indicate in the subject line of each email, 1 of 2 emails, 2 of 2 emails and so forth.

Include ALL of the following information with each email(s):

  • Name
  • Your Order Number (Found on the top of your order receipt)
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • A High resolution photograph–minimum of 1,000 by 1,000 pixels, at 300 dpi. (We would prefer at least 2,000 by 2,000 pixels or higher, at 300 dpi.) This is to ensure that, if selected, your photograph will be of a high enough quality to print in the magazine. We accept jpeg or tiff files.

(Incomplete entries will be not be considered.)   

Please, do not include watermarks or signatures on your photos. They will be disqualified, as our judges will not see names with photos during the judging process.

Deadline to enter is midnight on October 20. Winners will be announced in December 2017 issue.

The PDF ad for the competition is here.