Photography Contests! What are your thoughts, and would you enter one?

May 09, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Todays quick thought is about photography contests. Would you enter one? Its been over 5 years for me and I did win first place in several categories , but looking back on the experience, was it worth it? My best answer is no. I received a nice trophy and some ribbons, but this contest was for a State wide entity that strictly deals with outdoor writers. Great group of people, but the entire association never really helped in achieving any goals or ambitions when I was active. 

I also note that in my local demographic there is a yearly contest that deals with local tourism and I toyed with the idea of entering, but after doing some research, this would have been more of a popularity contest that an actual skills contest. I could deep dive into some thoughts on the topic, however I simply feel that the effort it takes to put into written word my feelings on this is a waste of time, and experience has taught me, that you only put equal effort into something if you receive the effort in return. 

With that said, here is an older video I put together with some images I considered entering. For clarification, I did not enter. 

 

Best to all, and thank you for taking a second to read. 

Would love to hear your thoughts on contests. 

Sarg 


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