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Exposed DC Photography Contest

There is no denying that D.C. looked different in 2020. Many residents swapped crowded morning commutes for isolated walks and weekend brunches and museum visits for virtual events and socially distanced gatherings. However, the businesses, monuments, and buildings of the city remained (mostly) accessible. Now, Exposed DC wants to see how you interact and view the city today as part of its annual photography contest, and especially how you’ve experienced D.C. amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A group dedicated to connecting photographers with networking, mentoring, and exhibition opportunities, Exposed DC uses its contest to see how photographers “live, work, and love” in D.C. In years past, winning photographs have included shots from the United States Botanic Garden, National School Walkout Day, Union Station, and the Willard Hotel. Winners will participate in a virtual happy hour celebration and ultimately see their work in an exhibition this summer. In addition to the regular judging process, Exposed DC has picked five local photographers to serve as special judges. This year, the special judges are Adriana Mendoza, Deveney Williams, Jamie Davis Smith, Kirth Bobb, and Steve Bosak. Each judge will choose one image as “Best in Show,” and those winners will receive a $100 cash prize. Submissions are due Jan. 27, and there’s no limit on the number of images you can submit. Entries can be submitted at contests.picter.com. $10 per image.