Amateur Photo Contests

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by pdpfilms, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

    pdpfilms

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    #1
    Hey all-
    I'm looking to enter some amateur photo contests. I can't really find anything though... seems every legit one that i come accross turns out to be a $150 buy-your-own-certificate if you win kind of thing... which sounds to me like it's more of an opportunity for them to make money than an actual contest. I'm sure many of you have taken part in one or two, and please share! I'd love to enter some of my work.

    P.S. check it out at my website below, tell me what you think!
     
  2. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    I like some of the pictures, especially the one that's your avatar right now. I think the site could use work though. It's very hard to make out what the things say.
     
  3. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    Especially if you're color blind... I still have no idea what the top link says and I'm not even sure I would've found the links if the images hadn't been slow to load...

    But... nice photos. :)
     
  4. pdpfilms thread starter macrumors 68020

    pdpfilms

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    Thanks for the constructive criticism. Just want to prevent this thread from becoming a site feedback form, the main purpose is still to find photo contests.
     
  5. -hh macrumors 68020

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    My advice on finding photo contests is to make sure to thoroughly read through the rules.

    Reason is that most of these "contests" are effectively trolls. Sure, they might offer some prize candy, but down in the fine print, they usually state that a condition of entry is a delegation of your copyright to them for unlimited rights.

    And this applies to *ALL* images submitted - - not just the so-called "winners".


    Personally, I don't enter many contests anymore. Those that I do are really just those that are part of a local photo club, which actually provide very good (and live) feedback about what was good/bad about the submission.


    -hh
     
  6. NinjaMonkey macrumors regular

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    Have you tried dpchallenge.com?

    It may not be exactly what you are looking for but you will get lots of good feedback if nothing else.
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

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    The music is annoying though. I hate sites with music, especially when it interferes with my iTunes. Flaming Lips on iTunes, and Bonobo from his website don't mix.

    Oh, and don't enter photo contests unless they're larger, legit ones organized by a place you trust.
     

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