Contest Doubts..

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  1. JayJay65

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    Ive been told alot, my photos can win contests, even from my photography teacher (masters degree, and 50 years of experience).. But I just feel as though its such a hard step up.. I mean like.. Its hard enough to find contests in my area, let alone work up courage to enter my pictures..

    Any advice? :(
     
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    It can't hurt to enter, can it? Just go for it.
     
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    I tried finding contests.. But I had no luck.. Is there any ideas? and also I just dont know which one to put in.. How do you guys decide?
     
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    I would suggest you look for local photo clubs.

    Also, beware of some on-line contests. There are some that are scams...they tell everybody that they have 'made the finals' and will be published in a book. They put several thousand small photos into a book and try to get you to buy it for $90.
     
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    Thanks.. thats really helpful, ill continue to look :)
     
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    I won one of those a few years ago! :D


    No i didnt buy the book :p
     
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    It could be interesting to enter one. Personally I do not see photography as competitive. I have a lot more fun posting my photos and getting feedback.

    Love & Bass
     
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    Do a google search for photo contests and read a lot of photo magazines like B+W, American Photo, Pop Photo, etc. They all have annual contests.
     
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    Just enter some contests and enjoy the whole process. My wife made me enter a few photos this year and I won three first prizes at the County Fair, got a Honorable Mention and sold another photo for $xxx at the Colorado State Fair, and one photo will be in the 2008 calendar of the zoo here in town. Next year, I will plan everything better and will have even more fun with the contests. :)
     

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