So to top off my first year of running a photography service I decided to enter two competitions 🤞🏻
The competition I entered was the Sony World Photography Awards 2020. This caught my attention as I received repeated newsletters about this due to owning Sony equipment.
The run down of the competition is that it is open to anyone and free to enter, which I have found is quite limited as most photo competitions are paid entry and generally just money raising exercises for relatively unknown brands and magazines. There are 10 categories to enter ranging fromArchitecture to street and travel. As usual there are entry requirements such as file size and colour space but they are fairly straight forward to meet.
I chose to enter a single image into the categories, Architecture, Portraiture and Street.
Each of these images are selected from my first three projects and represent my favourite both technically and creatively from my work so far.
The competition is still open until the 7th jan 2020 for those interested in entering. Also further entries can be bought in batches starting from £15 for 8 images which is comparatively good value compared to other competitions I’ve seen.
Don’t worry I get anything for telling you about this, I just thought it was a good way to get into starting publishing more of my work outside of my peer group.
The second competition I entered is the British Journal of Photography ‘Portrait of Humanity’ competition.
The British Journal of Photography is a a group of different companies that offer digital and print magazines focusing more on the art and artists instead of kit and reviews, they also promote competitions and open calls for commissions.
Some of their services are open to all for free whereas the magazines and competitions are for subscribers. To begin with I have committed to a 3 month subscription which works out about £26 for digital only magazines but allows up to 10 entries into their quarterly competitions.
I found the magazine quite good and will write ,ore on that in the future, making the subscriptions a decent deal and I will no doubt sign up for a year on renewal as it drops the price significantly.
As for the competition, again there is the option to enter either 10 separate images or a collection of up to 10 images. I chose the latter and submitted my work from the Coffee4Craig project.
Again I think this is a great way to get some more work out there with what seems to be a well supported and executed company with great value for money on the subscrition.
Again this competition ends in January for anyone looking to enter and if you have any questions about the subscription give me a shout!
Fingers crossed for us all! I’ll update this blog with any news as and when I get it.