Posted By craig on February 8, 2012
The contest deadlines are approaching rapidly. In fact I just noticed that today is the last day to enter the American Photography annual contest. Are these contests worth it? This question comes up around this time of year every year.
The short answer is…. I don’t know. If you enter a few images, the costs can skyrocket very quickly. But if you think of it as a part of your advertising than it’s not so bad (save all the receipts for your taxes you self employed fool!!!).
You may say: “But Craig, if you aren’t chosen than how is it advertising?” and I’ll respond with the fact that most of your postcards and emails etc. don’t ever get looked at either. At least that’s the consensus I’ve heard from one corner of the argument. Nothing is guaranteed so just keep doing work that makes you happy and proud and keep trying to get it out in front of people that matter. It’s all some sort of mysterious alchemy. So get out all your ingredients and your crazy scientist outfit and see if you don’t come up with gold…