In my effort to bring top quality photography information, I have done some research on photography contests. What I found when I went to Google and used the words photography contest was over 50 pages that related to photography contests.
There were all kinds of contest, I believe that there was a contest just about on every aspect of photography. Some of the contest were free while others had an entry fee. Most of the photography contest had some really nice prizes. One that I entered was from a major credit card company. The prize for this contest was over $12,000 and a free photography lesson from pro photographers and you also get to have your picture on the credit card.
Like I said some of these contests were asking for an entry fee. Myself, I get a bad feeling when someone asks for a fee. Now I’m not trying to say that something is rigged but I would look long and hard twice before I sent any money in for any type of contest. I entered a photo of one of my grandchildren into a cutest baby contest and a week later I got an e-mail that said that my photo was going to be placed into a coffee table book. I thought man this is great, but as I kept reading I found out that the book would cost me 70 bucks plus 20 dollars for an entry fee for the photo that had been selected.
If you are interested in entering these contests you may want to consider a few things that will give you an edge and perhaps a winning photo. The first thing that I think you will want to look at is the impact, the over all impact of the photograph. Is this photo one that has a strong visual impact? Will this photo grasp the attention of the viewer?
Another thing is the creativity, you will need to have an unique way of looking at a subject. Try all kinds of different angles and use your imagination to find your style and to make your photo stand out from the others.
The composition of the photo will carry a lot of weight. Be sure that the placement and the posing of the subject are will executed and interesting. Along with this be sure that the print presentation is flawless. These two things can help you score a lot better.
I hope that this photography information has been of some help to you and that you can come out a big winner.