Submitting images to a photo contest

Started Oct 18, 2017 | Discussions thread
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W4w3 Junior Member • Posts: 41
Submitting images to a photo contest

Hi all,

I’ve recently become interested in submitting my images to some photo contests and thought it might be good to first ask advice from more experienced photographers in order not to make all the rookie mistakes. I’m not completely new to photography in general, having been an enthusiast photographer for some five years now but have newer taken part in any photo contests.

My images would probably best be described as travel photography, and I shoot landscapes, cityscapes, street and nature & wildlife in my travels. I showcase my work on my website where you can see my portfolio as well as other galleries if you’re interested.

I’m looking for recommendations on the best contests to take part in. In choosing the best ones for me, I’m paying attention to the following aspects:

  • Terms and conditions
  1. I’m, of course, not willing to give away the copyright to my images etc.
  2. I’m primarily looking for competitions that allow image editing beyond simple color corrections but welcome also recommendations on contests with more strict, photo journalism like rules
  3. I don’t know if there are any but if the contest would allow a photo to be submitted in more than one contests that would be great as well)
  • Exposure the winners get
  • Actual prizes
  1. I would prefer cash but gear is always welcome as well
  • Participation fees

Thanks everyone in advance for any help!


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