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Share YOUR #JukeJointExperience

Calling shutterbugs of all ages...

Pros, hobbyists, and kids of all ages are invited to enter the first Juke Joint Experience photo contest, capturing your favorite Juke Joint Festival moments.  Winners will be featured on a new, Juke Joint Edition line of postcards, and receive prizes from our fabulous businesses across Clarksdale.


To enter:

  1. Post your best photos to Instagram or Facebook.

  2. Caption each photo with a title.

  3. Tag @SharedExperiencesUSA so we can find you (make sure the post settings are "Public"), and include a hashtag for one of the following categories:


  • #JukeJointExperience - what Juke Joint 2021 looks and feels like to you: musicians behind-the-scenes; hula hoops; shared moments with kids and cars and crawdads and...

  • #LiveFromClarksdale - music in action

  • #SouthernPigs - pig races in action

  • #ClarksdaleClassics - local business icons in action...old classic or new favorite

  • #FacesOfBlues - fun or soulful expressions of musicians killin' it

  • #SharetheRoadtrip - snapshots of your journey here

Deadline:  11:59pm Central, Sunday 5/2.

Winners announced on and in a comment on your post (when settings allow).  Please contact us to claim no later than 5/31.

Rules:  photos must be YOURS.  If under 18, contest entry must be approved by parent or legal guardian.

No social media?  Email entries to experiencemississippi (at) gmail  Preference will be given to shots promoting health+safety in which people are distanced outdoors or mask up and #VisitMSresponsibly.


Winners will receive:

1)  Your photo featured in a new line of Juke Joint Edition postcards

2)  An official Juke Joint Festival poster, Live From Clarksdale swag bag (including your featured postcards!), and

3)  One of the following prizes donated by Clarksdale's local businesses:

*Blackout dates for all dining & hotel establishments during festivals and holidays apply.

Fine print:  One first prize will be awarded per category, with several runners-up.  All prizes must be redeemed in the calendar year 2021.  Finalists must be prepared to submit, upon request, a high-resolution photograph of at least 300dpi or 2,000 pixels on the longest side.  Shared Experiences and prize sponsors reserve the right to disqualify submissions deemed ineligible.  Need not be present to win, but all photos must reflect this year's 2021 Juke Joint Festival experience.  Shared Experiences USA reserves the right to reproduce and publish all photos entered without additional approval, for purposes including but limited to promotion of Clarksdale, our musicians, businesses, and the Mississippi Delta; reproduced photos will include photographer credits as feasible.  Void where prohibited or restricted by law of course.

All prizes are donated by #ClarksdaleClassic businesses and musicians in the community -- who are also our judges... but promise to be (mostly) impartial :)  Follow links above to their websites & social media.

Thanks for sharing the Juke Joint Experience with us...

and come Visit Clarksdale again soon!

A few favs...

Photos will be judged on both content and style -- and ability to capture the "Juke Joint Experience"...whatever that looked like to you!

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Thanks for submitting!

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