Being new to camera clubs I recently heard about international competitions or salons, and the high standard of the works submitted. Given the small fee I felt what the heck i'll take a chance and send some of my images in. The fee is small when considering that your images are judged and results scorecard is returned, plus all entrants receive a copy of the Printed or in some cases CD catalogue presenting the accepted images or a selection of those.
I chose images that have done well in local club monthly competition plus the fact they are some of my all time favourites to date. That was pre Xmas.
What a great surprise and a post Xmas present to receive an email confirming two of my images have been accepted. According to club members i've asked; getting any images accepted is very difficult, getting two accepted in first entered salon is great. I'm happy to believe this and am delighted that international judges liked my images. I can't wait to see the catalogue to see the creme de la creme who were chosen from accepted images for awards, no doubt I will enjoy the visual feast of great images.
Entries and acceptances can be used to gain international accreditations, a process I don't yet understand but perhaps something I will investigate further.
www.jasonmaccormac.com + 353 (0) 87 1482760