By Jim Colton

Well, there you have it. You have heard from contest winners and judges and had a brief tutorial on preparing your entries. All that’s left now is for you to enter. Here is a list of some of the major photography competitions along with links to their Web sites where you will find more details. 

Remember, make sure you carefully read all of the instructions and eligibility requirements and thoroughly prepare your images before hitting that “submit” button. Good luck!

World Press Photo 

Deadline: January 17, 2013
Web Site: www.worldpressphoto.org

Pictures of the Year International

Deadline: January 16, 2013
Web Site: www.poyi.org

National Press Photographers Association

Deadline: February 1, 2013
Web Site: www.nppa.org/competitions/best-of-photojournalism

National Headliner Awards

Deadline: January 31, 2013
Web Site: www.headlinerawards.com

Society of Professional Journalists

Deadline: February 7, 2013
Web Site: www.spj.org/a-sdx.asp

American Photography Annual

Deadline: January 18, 2013
Web Site: http://www.ai-ap.com/cfe/

International Photography Awards

Deadline: December 14, 2012
Web Site: www.photoawards.com

Photo District News

Deadline: January 29, 2013
Web Site: www.pdnphotoannual.com

Sony World Photography

Deadline: April 1, 2013
Web Site: worldphoto.org/competitions/

Other contest listings