I realise as the magazine’s editor I have a vested interest in encouraging readers to enter our annual photography competition, but I believe I practice what I preach.
My life, my career and my success as a photographer is directly attributable to photography competitions. Yes, I’ve been lucky to win a few competitions, but I’ve entered far more where my results have been less than stellar!
The reason for my success as a photographer isn’t because I’ve won competitions, but because I have spent the time entering them. Now, don’t get me wrong! I try to win every competition I enter, but win, lose or draw, I’m a winner because I’ve spent time making my entries better.
Simple, isn’t it.
The mere process of putting your best foot forward, of refining your skills as a photographer to enter an image into a competition is how you improve. While the results are important, they’re not. In many ways, what’s important has already happened just before you enter the competition - although it is also exciting to see your results and read the judge's opinion.
Entries into the 2022 Better Photography Photo of the Year Awards close on 15 July 2022 and who knows, you could be part of the $5000 prize pool too! And every entry gets a judge's comment to assist them improve. For more details or to enter, visit www.betterphotographyphotocomp.com now!