The Tennessee State Museum is searching for photos of our statewide communities — the faces and places that make the Volunteer State special. All Tennessee residents are invited to enter photos that reflect the values and the spirit of our people. Be creative and show us why you’re proud of Tennessee!

The museum is only accepting digital images and plans to put them on display in October 2014 as part of an exhibition celebrating the photographic documentation of one of Tennessee’s most historic communities — LaFollette, TN. Images which are selected will be exhibited in conjunction with Eyes On LaFollette, which showcases 20 years of student photojournalists documenting this unique community.

How to Enter:

All entries must be submitted to the museum by 5 p.m. on September 19, 2014. Photos can be submitted by emailing your entry photo along with a completed entry form and model release form (for photos featuring people) to

Photos may also be mailed or delivered to the museum in a digital format on CD. No printed photos will be accepted. There is no charge to enter the contest. The museum reserves the right to edit images from the exhibit. Entry forms are available at or may be picked up at the Visitor’s Desk at the Tennessee State Museum, 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37243.

Photo Requirements:

Submitted photos must be in a digital format (jpeg, jpg, png), taken in the highest resolution setting of the camera (at least 300 dpi). They can be in full color or in black & white. Photos should not be significantly modified or digitally edited. All photos must be taken within the state of Tennessee. Submission ideas include images that represent unique aspects of the communities of the state of Tennessee.

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