Thank you for your interest in Focus on the Boro, the Murfreesboro Community Photo Show! Our purpose for this photography event is to inspire the community to get out and take pictures, experience a fun and friendly competition, and have the opportunity to exhibit and enjoy photography.

Focus on the Boro is open to photographers of all ages, styles, and experience levels. Each photographer may submit up to 3 images. The three images can be in different categories but not 3 images in each category. There are no restrictions as to content or editing; however, this is a family friendly event, therefore, photos should be appropriate for viewing by all ages and may be rejected for controversial content.

The categories for submission are as follows:

Adults (18 and older)
A1. People, A2. Landscape, A3. Still life, A4. Animals, A5. Flora, A6. Architecture, A7. Sports/ action, A8. Abstract/special effects, A9. Murfreesboro


Youth (17 and younger)
Y1. People, Y2. Landscape, Y3. Still life, Y4. Animals, Y5. Flora, Y6. Architecture, Y7. Sports/ action, Y8. Abstract/special effects, Y9. Murfreesboro


Images will be judged through two levels of competition:

1. Images (jpg, png.) must be first submitted online between April 1 - May 3, 2019. Images will be judged at this level for overall quality, appropriate category, and general content.


By May 3, 2019, photographers will be notified upon acceptance to the second round of judging and must then prepare to submit a printed, mounted photograph of each entry accepted. Suggestions will be offered with notification about printing options and locations.

Photographs must be 8 inches by 10 inches, 8 x 10, and must be mounted on foam core. (For reference, one 8x10 mounted photograph at Nations Photo Lab is about $8). These images must be delivered to the Rotunda of Murfreesboro's City Hall on Monday, June 3, 2019 between 8 AM and 11 AM.


2. Printed images will be judged between June 4, 2018 - June 7, 2019, by a panel of guest judges. Prizes will be awarded for finalists in each category as well as over all best in show during a reception held on June 14, 2019 from 6 PM - 9 PM.

Photos will remain on exhibit though July 5, 2019 as part of the Focus on the Boro Community Photography Show. Images need to be picked up the the morning of July 5, 2019 between 8 AM and 11 AM.


Additional Requirements:

  1. All entries must be original works.

  2. All participants must be residents of or work in Rutherford County, TN for at least part of the

    calendar year.

  3. Hardware or velcro may be attached to photos for hanging purposes.

  4. Every effort will be made to insure the safety of the photographs; however,

    Photography Connect Murfreesboro, the Rotunda at City Hall, all volunteers,

    employees, and judges are not responsible for loss or damage to any photo.

  5. Your submission grants permission to Photography Connect Murfreesboro to show

    your photographs in the Rotunda at City Hall from June 3, 2019 - July 5, 2019.

  6. Your submission grants permission for you image to be used in news outlets and

    promotions for Focus on the Boro.


Your completed and submitted application serves as an acknowledgement that you have read, understand, and will comply with all the above requirements.