I have a serious dislike for photography contests.
I cringe knowing that so many of my colleagues crave being recognized by their peers- in addition to the fact that it takes away time from business and money to enter.
Each quarter, however, my membership with the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) includes two free entries into their wedding photography contests (which determines how high a ranking you have on their lists by state). And each quarter, I enter two images and refuse to purchase additional credits.
Turns out, I placed with one of those freebie entries in the most recent contest in the Toasts category for a funny moment at Lisa and Ehren's wedding last spring (and I have placed twice before as well).
Darn. Perhaps I should enter more images?