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Well, to be fair, we can’t really promise you any minions. Minions are hard to come by these days.
But still, fame and glory! And in some cases, cash money!
Contests build character. They make you take a long hard look at your photos and admit that some of them are really, really good.
What have you got to lose?
p.s. Turkey Day Special — 1st time ever sale on Eye-Fi (gives any camera Wi-Fi).
(We’re young and foolish and this price is crazy. Take advantage.)
Before You Begin…
We wish we didn’t have to say this, but be sure to read the fine print about copyrights before entering any contest.
Some contests assume that entering your photo means transferring your copyright to the sponsoring company, and that’s just messed up. Granting a license may be okay as long as you get proper credit and don’t mind not getting paid for your work, but never ever give up your copyright.
We checked these contests out before recommending them, but always read the terms for yourself, OK?
Oh yeah, and be sure that you’re eligible to win before entering. You don’t want to spend time submitting photos only to find that the contest is limited to female lumberjacks over 65 residing in Canton, Ohio.
Short Fuse: Enter Now!
These contests end within a month, so get your entries in quick-like!
PDN Student Photo Contest
Center for Fine Art Photography: Perspective
National Geographic: Visions of Paradise
Contests for Everybody
Non-specific themes mean practically everybody has a photo to enter in these contests.
Sony World Photography Awards
Communication Arts Photography Competition
If your photos fall into specific genres, one of these may be for you.
Center for Fine Art Photography: The Human Canvas
Underwater Photography Contest
International Garden Photographer of the Year
Sometimes you just need instant gratification (or a chance to try, try again).
Million Places On Earth
The Resource You Can’t Live Without
Wanna know where the find the latest contests? Got a hankering to win big, but don’t know where to turn? Oh ho, are you in luck, buddy.
Photocompete lists all the photography contests running at any given moment. Plus they break down the deadlines, entry fees, and copyright info into manageable chunks. They even rate the contests!
It is internet gold for the competitive soul.
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Published on November 27, 2008 — See more Guides
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