Why do photographers enter photography competitions? Is it for the prizes they might
win, the money, the camera equipment or recognition? Or is the main reason because photographers
love showing their pictures to others?
Most photographers want other people to see their work, so that others can take part
in the same pleasure of seeing what the photographer saw. It's the human condition; we love to share.
Taking part can spur photographers on to greater efforts so photo competitions
can be a way to learn and grow through joining in with other people who have similar
interests. Photo competitions are worth the time spent even if you don't take
first prize. It's your chance to share yourself with the whole world! And maybe
become a better photographer in the process.
If you are in any doubt about entering competitions, read my interview with 15-years
old amateur photographer Eleanor
Leonne Bennett who
has been taking photographs for less than 4 years and has already taken first prize in 17 competitions! Read
Eleanor's interview to get advice on how you can do it too!
Check out the information below which offers all the latest competition
news. This page is updated daily so you might want to bookmark it to keep up to date.
Please note that this page is serviced by Google and has news predominently about
competitions in the UK. If you are looking for contests in the US, please
In fact, it is worth checking the listings on both these pages, wherever you live, as
to a certain extent there is some cross-over.