Photography Contests: It's That Time Of Year, But Do They Matter?

NPPA's Best Of Photojournalism contest
NPPA's Best Of Photojournalism contest

Once again we are upon the photography contest season. And every year Jim Colton says that he hears photographers ask, “Do photo contests matter?” 

"In the opinion of this photo editor, they do!" Colton says. But just don’t take his word for it. Here, in four installments by Colton, are what some prominent industry professionals think about the value of contests and what you can do to assure that your entries are seen in the best light.

Read "Why Enter?," "The Judges Speak," "Colton's Hints: Contest Do's and Don'ts," and "The List" in this special online package.