Coleman Talley is proud to continue its sponsorship of the Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest, partnering with the City of Valdosta, the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, and Valdosta Main Street for the 13th annual event. The local tradition invites people to capture the beauty of Valdosta on camera.

The 2021 contest categories are:
Arts & Architecture: Public Art/Sculptures, Urban Design, Cityscapes, & Landmarks.
Daily Life: Working/Learning from home, new hobbies, or projects. Capturing your experience during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
People’s Choice Adult: Don’t have a photo that fits those categories? We love seeing each and every beautiful photo captured in our community.
People’s Choice Youth: The public will vote on the Youth Best in Show

Interested individuals are welcome to submit up to two entries; however, all photographs must be taken within the Lowndes County limits. Entries must be electronically submitted to by May 14, 2021, where they will be displayed in the Center’s Tillman Gallery beginning June 14.

Photos entered into the photo contest will be printed on canvas wrap and hung in the Art Center Tillman Gallery. A $12 fee for one photo or a $20 fee for two photos will be applied to have your photo printed on the canvas.

A reception will be held at the Turner Center on June 14 to kick off the people’s choice voting, which will run through July 14. For four weeks, the public can view and vote for their favorite photo entries.

Overall winners and honorable mentions for the adult photos and the overall Best of Show award for Youth will be announced at a reception at the arts center on Monday, July 19, from 5- 7 p.m. A $200 cash prize will be awarded for first place winners in each category. Three honorable mentions will also be selected, one for each category. The youth first place winner will receive a $100 cash award. A youth honorable mention will also be recognized.

All photographs will remain on display in the Tillman Gallery through Wednesday, July 28. Winning photos will also become part of a traveling display that can be viewed from August until December in various city locations. All other photos will be returned to the photographer following the contest.

No professional skills or special equipment is required to enter.

For more information, call the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts at 229-247-2787 or the city’s Public Information Office at 229-259-3548.

Complete application online here

More Information can be found on the City of Valdosta website’s page for the Peoples Choice Photo Contest.