Five Fun and Totally Free Photo Competitions You Can Enter Now
If you haven’t already realised, photography competitions are a great way to get yourself noticed. While there are some major competitions out there with hefty entry fees, you’d be surprised just how many there are for you to enter that are completely free. As a budding photographer you’ll be more than able to snap the perfect shot if you haven’t already – so all you need to do is enter!
Winning a photography competition usually means more than just getting your work displayed though. Many offer some incredible prizes; from exclusive holidays through to camera tech and cold hard cash. So what are you waiting for?
The Telegraph – The Big Picture
If travel photography is your thing, the Telegraph’s ‘The Big Picture’ competition is an absolute must-enter. This competition runs every single week, so you can never miss it, and is always 100% free. You could even enter each week if you so wished.
If you’re skilled enough to win, you’ll bag yourself a camera worth £500, as well as having your work archived on the site for all to see.
British Wildlife Photography Awards
Mix your love of the great outdoors with your passion for photography by entering the British Wildlife Photography Awards! There’s a whole host of categories you can enter images for- from botanical Britain through to animal portraits and urban wildlife – and prizes are awarded for each. There’s also a grand prize of an incredible £5000, as well as specialist awards for young photographers, while all winners will have their work put on display.
EuroNatur – European Treasures of Nature
Fancy having your work published in a magazine, calendar and bagging some serious cash prizes while you’re at it? Then set your sights on winning EuroNatur’s ‘European Treasures of Nature 2017’.
They’re looking for entrants to submit up to five photos that show ‘special moments or magical experiences’ in nature. 12 entries will be declared winners, ranked from one to 12, with the top prize being a whopping €1500.
Airtours – Feel Good Photography
Imagine if something as simple as taking the perfect holiday snap could win you a getaway worth £1000? Well, it can!
Airtours are asking UK based sixth form and college students to enter their ultimate sunshine snaps taken at, or inspired by, one of the travel operator’s many holiday destinations. They’re looking for all things feel good; be it amazing food, sandy beaches, gorgeous sunsets or crystal waters.
Come out on top and a free holiday will be yours!
Park Cameras – Calendar Competition 2017
Another way to see your work published in a calendar is by entering Park Camera’s Calendar Competition 2017. They’re asking for a fresh batch of entries for each month of 2017, with the theme being the month itself. From blossom in April, to beaches in July and autumnal sunsets in October, you shouldn’t be short of ideas as to what to snap.
Not only will each month’s winner bag themselves a place in the calendar, there are some great prizes up for offer too. February’s winner can expect to receive a Canon PIXMA PRO-100S A3+ 8-ink colour photo printer, while two runners up will also take home a gorgeous 10 x 8-inch print of their image.