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#OurArtsNash Photo Contest


Metro Arts is celebrating our 40th anniversary promoting, supporting and investing in the arts in Nashville and we need your help! We want to know what YOU love about arts + Nashville.

Do you go to the theatre, a dance class or honky tonks? Do you spend time at the Frist or the Parthenon, play in a brass band or paint at home? Maybe you even stroll in your neighborhood and hang out with your favorite public art piece. We would love to see how you participate and connect with art in our community.

From February 12th to March 12th we are asking you to post your best photos relating to arts in Nashville on Instagram with our photo contest hashtag, #OurArtsNash.

Each week our staff will choose a winner who will get armloads of Metro Arts swag. Weekly winners will have their work featured in the Metro Budget Book and on

We are so excited to see what you have to share.

Complete contest rules can be found below:

#OurArtsNash Photo Contest Official Rules

No purchase is necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve your odds of winning.


The contest is open to individuals only.

Agreement to Official Rules

By participating in this contest, Entrants agree to abide by the terms and conditions thereof as established by Metro Arts. Metro Arts reserves the right to alter any of these Official Rules at any time and for any reason.

How to Enter

Entrants must:

  • Follow @metroartsnash on Instagram and accept our follow request
  • Submit a photo (the “Entry”) related to the theme “Our Arts Nash” by posting on Instagram and tagging @metroartsnash and including #ourartsnash in the caption

Entries must:

  • Be original
  • Ensure that the Entry is in compliance with all the legal and copyright requirements, including permission of those in the Entry
  • Entrant may only submit up to 3 photos.

Entry Period

The Contest submission period begins on Thursday, February 1, 2017 00:00 CST and ends on Thursday, March 15, 2017 11:59 PM CST. Entries received before or after the entry period are void.

Selection of Winners

The Prize Winners will be selected by Metro Arts staff, Mayor’s office staff, and Mayor’s photographer.

Reviewers shall use the following criteria in their selection:

  • Relation to the theme “Our Arts Nash”;
  • Creativity and originality.

Intellectual Property

By submitting an Entry to the contest(s) Entrant certifies that they are the exclusive rights holder of the Entry. Entrant grants Metro Arts an irrevocable, world-wide, royalty free license to use, reproduce, and distribute the Entry in all media whether now known or here in after created. Entries will NOT be used for commercial purposes but are subject to use for educational and non-profit purposes.

Notification of Potential Prize Winners

The Prize Winners will be notified by e-mail or telephone within 10 days of the selection date. If a Prize Winner does not acknowledge acceptance of the Prize within 10 business days after being notified that he or she is a Prize Winner, another Prize Winner will be chosen using the same procedure specified above.

Requirements of Prize Winner

A Prize Winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability and publicity release, wherever lawful, as a precondition to award of the Prize. If a Prize Winner fails to sign and return the requested documents to Metro Arts, that Prize Winner may be disqualified, and the Prize will thereafter be awarded to an alternate Prize Winner from the remaining valid entries using the procedure specified above.


Winners may receive the following, depending upon the category:

All Winners Prize: Metro Arts swag

Weekly winners in the categories will be selected by Metro Arts staff and board to be featured in the Metro Budget Book and on

There are no cash prizes or cash equivalents.

Release, Publicity, and Privacy

Metro Arts assumes no responsibility for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human or technical in nature, or for damaged, lost, late, illegible or misdirected entries; technical, hardware, software, electronic or telephone failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; fraudulent, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions whether caused by Metro Arts, the users, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this contest; or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions or downloading, that may limit, delay or prevent an entrant’s ability to participate in the contest.

Metro Arts reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this contest and award a prize from entries received up to the time of termination or suspension should virus, bugs or other causes beyond Metro Arts’ control, unauthorized human intervention, malfunction, computer problems, phone line or network hardware or software malfunction, which, in the sole opinion of Metro Arts, corrupt, compromise or materially affect the administration, fairness, security or proper play of the contest or proper submission of entries. Metro Arts is not liable for any loss, injury or damage caused, whether directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from downloading data or otherwise participating in this contest.