Roundup: Photo Competitions

As an emerging photographer, entering competitions can be a great way to get your name out there. Even if you don’t win, competitions give you a chance to get your work in front of people you might not have access to otherwise. Many juried competitions have entry fees, but what’s a mere $35 compared to the chance to have photo editors and curators from around the world looking at your work? And the chance to win big is a bonus!

The deadlines for the competitions listed vary (a few have already passed for this year) but you should have them on your calendar for next year. We’ve picked five to profile, but tell us what other competitions are on your radar?

Hey Hot Shot:

http://www.heyhotshot.com/

Sponsored by: Jen Beckman Projects

Entry Fee:  $70 (increases as deadline approaces)

Deadline: June 22nd, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. (EDT)

PDN The Look

http://www.pdnthelook.com/

Sponsored by: Photo District News

Entry Fee: $35 per image or series | Student, $20 per image or series

Deadline: June 20th, 2011

Flash Forward

http://www.magentafoundation.org

Sponsored by: Magenta Publishing for the Arts

Entry Fee: $50

Deadline: Closed for 2011

Applied Arts Photography and Illustration Awards

http://www.appliedartsmag.com/pi_awards/

Sponsored by: Applied Arts Magazine

Entry Fee: Single: $50 | Series: $65 | Young Blood Single: $40 | Young Blood Series: $55

Deadline: Closed for 2011

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

http://www.npg.org.uk:8080/photoprize

Sponsored by: National Portrait Gallery, London

Entry Fee: Single: £23.00 per portrait

Deadline: 7th July, 2011

Image credits:
Betta No.5, by Huy Lam
Clocks, by Jennifer Coudron
Sukhumi, Abkhazia – Independence Parade, by Jason Andrew
Sacré Dépanneur!, by Dominique Lafond
Wet and Dry – Laura, by Madeleine Waller
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