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Photography tutorial: How to prepare your images for awards and competitions {Education for photographers | Portfolio Review | Mentoring}

I'm happy to offer you another tutorial on such interesting subject as "How to prepare your images for awards and competitions". I think it is an important part of education for photographers to do a portfolio review, evaluate your work and also take a look from outside, ask for help, for example in the mentoring program.

{By the way, my Online Class - Ebook with shooting and editing videos "Tales of the moment" in LIVE and runs through 21st August, grab your copy at Click Photo School}

I just love to participate in variety of contests and competitions, one of my favourite is the Voice {did you submitted your entry yet?}.

Just in case if you are struggling to choose your best photos or don't know how to get around all these contests and competitions , I prepared some tips and advice for you!

My article How to Prepare your photographs for contests and competitions just been published in Clickin Moms Blog. Hope it help you!

Here are few key points:

"At any given time of the year, you can find countless competitions with open calls for entries. Submitting for awards can allow you the opportunity for worldwide exposure and give you the satisfaction of achieving with your art. Perhaps even more importantly, entering competitions forces you to put your work out into the world by evaluating your portfolio, a practice  that will help you grow and progress as a photographer.

With all of the different competitions out there, it can be difficult to narrow down those that are a good fit for you and your work. Whether it be a gallery competition, a blog contest, social media exposure, or anything else, I am here to help you know which contests are right for you how to prepare for them. With these tips and tricks, your submissions will go smoothly and you will increase your chances of winning!

Photography tutorial: How to prepare your images for awards and competitions {Education for photographers | Portfolio Review | Mentoring}

1. Read the contest terms & conditions

2. Evaluate your portfolio and choose your best images

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Hi everyone!

I just love to participate in variety of contests and competitions, one of my favourite is the Voice {did you submitted your entry yet?}.

Just in case if you are struggling to choose your best photos or don't know how to get around all these contests and competitions , I prepared some tips and advice for you!

My article How to Prepare your photographs for contests and competitions just been published in Clickin Moms Blog. Hope it helps!

Here are few key points {catch up on details in the Blog!}:

At any given time of the year, you can find countless competitions with open calls for entries. Submitting for awards can allow you the opportunity for worldwide exposure and give you the satisfaction of achieving with your art. Perhaps even more importantly, entering competitions forces you to put your work out into the world by evaluating your portfolio, a practice  that will help you grow and progress as a photographer.

With all of the different competitions out there, it can be difficult to narrow down those that are a good fit for you and your work. Whether it be a gallery competition, a blog contest, social media exposure, or anything else, I am here to help you know which contests are right for you how to prepare for them. With these tips and tricks, your submissions will go smoothly and you will increase your chances of winning!

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1. Read the contest terms & conditions

2. Evaluate your portfolio and choose your best images

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3. Choose your WOW pictures

4. Define Strong Elements of the Frame

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5. Originality

6. Keep a clean frame

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7. Give yourself a break

8. Print your images

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9. Ask for advice

10. Trust your heart

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Winning an award is not a final destination. It can bring you some personal satisfaction and exposure which is great for marketing, but it should never stop you from future efforts. Don’t allow a rejection to defeat you or a win to allow you to rest on your laurels. Rather, take participation in competitions as an opportunity to evaluate your work, grow, and progress toward the artist that you are meant to be.

Good Luck! 

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