Every year, A-Town Get Down, Inc., encourages the use of photography as artistic expression. The contest begins in the fall and culminates in a gallery showing the week prior to the A-Town Get Down Art and Music Festival, as well as at the Festival itself.

The contest was named for an iconic female photographer, Helen Levitt, whose lens found art in everyday life. We encourage the same of not only Savannah photographers but regional Creative Coast dwellers of all levels and ages who will shoot images consistent with the theme, “Why I Love Where I Live.”


Starting October 19th, 2017 you are invited to enter your own photographs for consideration in the 2017 contest! Have your work seen by a panel of esteemed, influential experts in the field of photography.

Photographs submitted to the contest will be reviewed by a panel of judges and three photos will be chosen first, second, and third which will be awarded $300, $200, and $100. An additional “Viewer’s Choice” award will win $100 after voting is done by viewers at the A-Town Get Down Festival exhibition. Winners will also enjoy a reception hosted at Kobo Gallery in downtown Savannah where their work will be displayed for several days before being shown at A-Town Get Down 2017 for the general public to enjoy.

Submission Dates: October 19th, 2016 – midnight February 17th, 2017

Entry Fee: $20 for 3 images
* free entry for 16 and younger

To Enter please follow these instructions (not following them may disqualify your entry):
– Submit by Paypal  and include link to receipt:
– E-mail up to 3 images to Contest@a-towngetdown.com

Name images as: lastnamefirstname_title_image1(2 or 3)
Images must all be 300 dpi
Images all together must be no larger than a 25MB attachment

– Subject line – A-Town Why I Love Where I Live Photo Contest
– In the body of the email provide the following information:

Why I love Where I Live:
File Names:

By submitting you are granting A-Town Get Down usage rights to your submissions.

E-mail Contest@a-towngetdown.com with any questions.

Deadline for entries is midnight February 17th 2017. So get out there and show us why you love where you live!