Want three reasons to enter a photo contest?
1. Winning an award adds to your credentials. If you can put a long list of awards on your resume, you’ll not only have a more professional look, you’ll be able to charge more for your work as well.
2. You’ll learn a ton. Look at the winners of each contest you enter from the previous years. Study them to get an idea of what they are looking for, and improve your photography skills in the process.
3. It makes you feel great! There’s nothing like winning an award that gets you excited for your business.
I found this great list of contests – 9 Great Photo Contest To Take Part In! – and it inspired me to share the list with you, and to give you 3 more additional resources to enter.
The Center for Fine Art Photography
The Center for Fine Art Photography is sponsoring a photo contest with the theme – a visual representation that portrays the likeness of a person, animal, place or thing.
This contest is open to photographers worldwide, amateur and professional level.
Entry fee is $20 USD for 3 images as a member, $35 for non-members. Additional images are $10 each.
Deadline of August 18, 2009
Official website: http://www.c4fap.org/cfe/2009Portrait/portrait.asp