Should We Pay to Enter Photo Contests?
Our local galleries advertise a call for entries to about four exhibitions per year. The cost is usually around $30. for up to three entries. I pay for the entries whether my work is chosen for exhibition or not.
The same is true for online submissions to contests. While some are free, most online exhibitions charge a fee for entry. Much of the time, we’re helping the online website continue to prosper, sometimes we’re paying for a juror, and sometimes if I see a juror who I would LOVE to see my photos I will enter a contest just for that reason.
Here are a few contests I ran into this morning. And their costs and deadlines. Additionally, some of the contests are subject specific or have a theme.
The Picture Compete contests, Aging, My Home, and Childhood are closed and past deadline, but you can sign up to be informed of 2014 contests.
I find it helpful to see what the judges have selected in the past as winning images.
And here’s a link to the Photo Contest Directory, where you can troll through their contests and choose the right one for you. http://www.thephotocontestdirectory.com
And by googling online photo contests, I found this link.
Have you found some cool contests to enter, nice prizes?
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