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22-03-11, 09:47 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Hampshire, UK
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Im amazed at the response to a lousy ten quid fee. Millions spend that and more so they can shove greasy fast food down their neck & belch all the way home in appreciation of their shorter life expectancy.
I don't think, it is the ten quid that people revolt against; most in the western world can easily afford it.(Don't know if this also goes for the many third world contestants that used to enter.)
Last year's portfolio category cost ten pounds to enter, and the prize money was low, but people still entered. That was out of choice; if you weren't prepared to pay, or couldn't afford it, you could still enter the main competition and daydream about the 'big win.'
For most of us, it was only a dream, but then, you never know with photography ...
The fact that you now have to pay, to enter only half the number of photographs, without even the chance of 'The Big One,' lies, in my opinion, at the root of the upset.
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Well here's a note that will make Marcus and his merry band feel a little better warding off all the complaints about a £10 entry fee.
Yesterday I got the details of The B+W Magazine POTY which has has just launched. If you decide to enter the main POTY category, which comprises a panel of three related pictures and a print in each of the other 8 categories, it will cost you the princely sum of £48!!!!
Should you win
the prizes on offer you could walk away with £3000, big deal.
Whilst I'm a great fan and subscribe to the magazine in question, I do feel there is a bit of an anomaly here, and it makes DCM's charge seem relatively generous.
With no B+W category in the DCM competition, I'm stymied!
This looks every much like the many 'creative writing' and poetry competitions, small underfunded magazines regularly organise! You would not expect it from established publications.
Even without a specific B+W category, I'm sure you can still enter B+W photographs.
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