Monday, August 18, 2008

Five Free Photo Contests: Better than the Lottery

Stumble It!

Having been a winner of photo contests myself, I am a great believer that you should enter your work. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Most of these contests have odds of winning better than the lottery. In one contest I entered, the odds of winning a prize broke down to 1 in 200. And the Grand Prize was a Ford Escape. I didn't win the Grand Prize, but the prize I won wasn't shabby either.

Take the plunge and try your luck with these:

Photo of the Day: Three winners are picked each month from submitted entries. It is free to enter and there are prizes each month for the top three winners. Prizes are usually high-end Canon Printers.

Circuit City Photo Contest: This photo contest happens in a forum and is restricted to amateurs, but the prizes are great - mostly Nikon and Canon DSLRs. Winners are selected each month. Again, this contest is free to enter. They give away three cameras each month.

The RitzPix Photo Contest: Cash prizes are awarded in this contest. You have a small window to enter, from June 1 to September 15. There are 40,000 dollars in prizes. The grand prize winners receive 2,000 dollars each. And it's free.

Better Photo Photography Contest: Monthly prizes include a Deluxe Better Pholio or a 4-week photography course. First prize winner receives a Tarmac Sling Pack. You can enter a photo a day for consideration in the monthly contest. No fees here.

Cannon Parks Contest: Win a trip for two to any National or State Park and a Canon EOS 5D with an EF 24-105 HSM lens, and a Pixma Pro9500 printer. Entry deadlines are April 22 to September 30.

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