Achieving success in photography competitions – don't overthink it

Mark Bauer Durdle Door
(Image credit: Mark Bauer)

It’s not an exaggeration to say that photographers are a competitive breed, and everyone who’s ever photographed a well-known scene, such as Arizona’s Antelope Canyon or Dorset’s Corfe Castle, likes to think that their take is among the best.

At the very least, anyone who creates anything artistic wants their work to be noticed and enjoyed. One possible way of achieving this recognition is to enter a photography competition – of which there are now, literally, hundreds. 

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.