Marketing Through Photo Contests

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  1. LarissaPhotography

    LarissaPhotography TPF Noob!

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    I've heard about people who have entered a bunch of photo contests and submitted images to a number of magazines to increase their credibility as a photographer. Where are the best places to enter contests and which magazines are the best to submit to?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'd say that the more 'legitimate' the contest or magazine...the better.

    A photography instructor of mine said that his career really took off when he won some contests in his professional association. I believe it was PPOC (Pro. Photographers of Canada).

    Something like that would probably be better than winning the cutest dog photo on a web site for dog lovers....for example :).

    As for magazines...I have no idea. But it would probably be good to get into something that would be recognizable and applicable to your clients. Wedding magazines for wedding clients etc.
     
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    Photog mags regularly run photo contests.. PC Photo is the one that comes to mind...
     

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