8 Last-Minute Things to Do Before a Photo Contest

by Photo Life

twwli_2016_photoSo you want to submit your images to The World We Live In, but you haven’t quite gotten around to it? Or maybe you registered and started uploading your images but haven’t quite finished your selection? Don’t panic! You still have time. (The new extended deadline is December 7.)

Submitting to a photo contest should be a fun experience that will help you develop as a photographer, so here’s a quick 8-step guide to help you out!

  1. Read the rules and the information on the themes (Humanity, the Environment, Interconnections).
  2. Go through your images and note the ones that are possibilities for each theme.
  3. Take a closer look at what you’ve chosen and weed out your weaker images. Sometimes an artistic friend can be helpful, if you’d like a second opinion.
  4. Do any editing and adjustments necessary to determining your final selection. (Remember, don’t re-touch too much!)
  5. Resize your photos to fit with the contest guidelines. (Here’s our tutorial, if you need help!)
  6. Register and upload your images. (You’ll need the email with registration information so you can log in, so don’t save the registration step until the very last minute!)
  7. Check everything a final time before finalizing your submission. If change your mind about a photo that you’ve uploaded, no problem. You can replace an image by uploading a new file in its place.
  8. Congratulate yourself on taking a risk and sharing your images with the world. Who knows, maybe next year you’ll be on a cruise for two to the Heart of the Arctic feeling very thankful you decided to submit your images!

Good luck, everyone! We can’t wait to see your photos!

More resources:

5 Ways to Get Ready for The World We Live In Photo Contest

A Winner’s Advice for Winning Photo Contests

Interview With Last Year’s Grand-Prize Winner of TWWLI

How to Resize Images for Photo Contests

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