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The Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests:
PhotoShelter Releases New Resource Revealing Advantages and Disadvantages of 25+ Photo Competitions

New guide awards grades to a long list of photo contests worldwide; advises on which competitions are worth photographers’ time

New York, NY, November 13, 2013 - PhotoShelter (http://www.photoshelter.com), PhotoShelter, the worldwide leader in photography portfolio websites, sales and marketing tools for photographers, today released a new free educational guide, The Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests. The guide provides an overview of more than 25 of the most popular photo competitions worldwide and uncovers the advantages and disadvantages of each. The guide can be downloaded directly here: http://bit.ly/contestguide

In The Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests, each competition is awarded a grade, A-F, based on factors like entry fee, prizes and promised exposure. In addition, past contest winners reveal what the recognition meant to them and their business prospects.

Included in the guide is a full analysis on list of photo competitions, including the:

  • Red Bull Illume Image Quest
  • World Press Photo Contest
  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year
  • International Photography Awards
  • Communication Arts Photography Competition
  • Aperture Portfolio Prize
  • Plus many more

Photographers will also discover contest do’s and dont’s from award-winning photojournalist and PhotoShelter member Ami Vitale, plus learn common judging guidelines and resources. Use this guide as a go-to source to distinguish the competitions that award sizable prizes - including large cash rewards and significant exposure - from the competitions that demand over-reaching rights’ grabs and require high entry fees.

The Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests is the latest in PhotoShelter’s ongoing series of free business guides for photographers and marketing professionals. PhotoShelter’s library includes 30+ educational guides including topics such as creating a successful photography portfolio, email marketing, and starting a photography business. All can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/psresearch.

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