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Photo Contests

Important Consideration: When submitting your photos for critiques or contests, be sure to read the fine print...are you giving up rights to your photo(s) that you didn't intend to?


Kodak's Picture of the Day - Submit a picture you're proud of, along with its story, for a chance to have it featured as Kodak's Picture of the Day on Kodak's website.

The Nature Conservancy Daily Nature Photo - Submit your nature photos to help inspire others to protect our natural world.


Birdwatching Daily Photo of the Week - A new photo is chosen every Monday, and every other month a professional bird photographer picks the best Photo of the Week over the previous two months. The winner receives a free one-year subscription to "BirdWatching" magazine, plus the photo will be published in the magazine.

Monthly Photography Contest - Open only to BetterPhoto students and BetterPholio subscribers. Categories include Nature & Landscapes, Animals & Wildlife, People, Elements of Design, Digital Darkroom, Travel Photography & Place, Flowers, Details & Macro. There is also a Catch-All and Monthly Theme; the theme for August is "Photoshop Filters and Plug-Ins." All first-place winners will receive a BetterPhoto self-paced photography course. Grand Prize is a Deluxe BetterPholio™ website. Deadline: Aug. 31, 2014

Florida State Parks and State Trails 2014 Photo Contest - Register and submit your favorite Florida State Park photo for a chance to win a Florida State Parks Passport (monthly winners). The 12 winners of the monthly contests will be entered in the Annual Contest. The Annual Contest First Place winner will receive a Family Annual Entrance Pass. Second and Third Place winners will receive an Individual Annual Entrance Pass. Entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on the 20th day of the month to be included in the next month's contest. Deadline: 20th of Each Month

Hallmark Card Contests - Although not necessarily a traditional photo contest, there is a chance to win a prize of $250 - $500 for your photo and short text if you can create a winning greeting card for the current contest theme.According to the website, Hallmark is taking a break for now and there are no February contests scheduled. Stay tuned... - Amateur digital photo contest with four winners chosen each month. Contest is free to enter, but photographers must register.

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ipa (Int'l Photography Awards) 2014 Annual Competition - Prizes: $10,000 cash for Photographer of the Year; $5,000 cash for Discovery of the Year Award; $5,000 cash for Deeper Perspective Photography of the Year Award; $2,500 cash for Moving Image Photographer of the Year Award. Early Bird Deadline: Extended to July 30, 2014

Nikkon 2014-2015 Photo Contest - The theme is "Home." For the first time, all categories in photography and video will accept entries from any digital device, including smartphones. Open to everyone, amateur or professional. Various awards and prizes. Entries will be accepted from Sept. 15 to Dec. 15, 2014.

Outdoor Photographer 2014 Photo Contest, "Vistas" - Numerous prizes to be awarded to Grand Prize, Second Place, Third Place winners and Finalists; $25 entry fee for up to four photos. Deadline: Aug. 14, 2014

Sony World Photography Awards 2014 Open Competition - For amateur and photography enthusiasts. Ten categories. Prizes for Best Overall Photograph: Title of "Sony World Photography Awards Open Photographer of the Year; $5,000, and more. Winners of each individual category will also receive prizes. Deadline: Nov. 1, 2014

Other - iWitness Weather: Submit your photos for a chance to be seen on The Weather Channel®.

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