Scenic Tennessee Photo Contests

Scenic Tennessee's Photo Contests 

2017 CONTEST NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS! Creatures Great & Small: Celebrating the Scenic Side of Tennessee's Wildlife is accepting photo submissions through Sept. 30, 2017. Click here for a downloadable PDF brochure of guidelines and submission info.

Since 1989, Scenic Tennessee has welcomed photographers of all skill levels to help capture and celebrate the scenic, natural and cultural wonders of the Volunteer State. Scenic Tennessee Photo Contests, now offered every few years and usually in partnership with one or more like-minded organizations, focus on a particular theme, from historic preservation to public lands to the scenic heritage of the Civil War in Tennessee. Typically, we award modest cash prizes in four divisions—professional, adult amateur, high school and middle school. We may also award honorable mentions; and in many cases, the submissions themselves inspire us to create a special category, such as the popular "Falling Waters" special category in our 2008-2009 "Lands Worth Preserving" contest. 

TOURING PHOTO EXHIBITS In some years, Scenic Tennessee has mounted the top images from its photo contests into a traveling exhibit. Following a public opening and reception, these exhibits (typically 20-22 images framed at 16x20) are available for public libraries, museums, town office buildings and other venues that are open to the public. The only fee asked of the host venue is that it pay the cost of delivering the exhibit (packed in two large wooden crates) to the next stop on the tour. If you would like to know more, contact Marge Davis at