Once under duress I posted the following photo into Amateur Photographer magazine and won the competition entitled (Underground). Then the year before last, I posted a photo taken on my N95 (through my sunglasses) into a french competition and won a laptop.. I never received the laptop but still thought I would quit while I was ahead and have never felt inspired enough to enter any more competitions. I never trusted them as the terms and conditions always seem a little suspect.
Interestingly though, @Kate_Day runs a weekly photo competition on her blog and this time round not only have PhotoBox agreed to sponsor a charity calender featuring 12 of last year’s winners, but Kate is asking the readers to choose their favourite pics. It’s great to see a crowd-sourced competition led by social media in a paper like the Telegraph. (If i am honest I only read Kate’s bit anyway) The rules and format have been shaped by suggestions from readers and the terms and conditions don’t grab photographers rights like so many photographic competitions normally seen in the press. It looks like this photo comp has been done right.
The profits from the calendar will go to the Telegraph Christmas Appeal which has chosen great charities this year: Telegraph Christmas Appeal
So if you fancy your chances get entering and good luck! here is the link… Kate Day’s Telegraph Photo Competition
The results to the competition are here: http://bit.ly/87FaPZ
All the telegraph has to do now is make it easier to comment on their blogs..
Arrrrgggghhhhh! Just realised I got Kate’s twitter name wrong.. it’s @Kate_Day Phew.. thank God blogs are editable..