The Photo Sociology “I Can Do Better Than A Turner” Photography Award – Update

Yay – we have had our fourth entry today, head on over to the gallery to have a look. The question is – have you entered yet?

Have you ever wondered what makes a photographer or an artist famous? Felt that you or others have achieved equal or better results but do not have the same recognition? Who decides that one persons work is worthy of critical acclaim? I saw a winning Turner Prize series of photo’s recently and thought to myself “I can do better than that”.

Do you feel that your photography is better than a photographer that has achieved worldwide recognition? Whether you believe this or not, you can enter a photo into this free competition. You may consider yourself to be a photographer or you may not. It doesn’t matter. If you have a camera or smart phone then you can enter.

There is no entry fee.

Any one over 18 can enter this competition and can submit one photo. I cannot accept photo’s of minors due to the ethics around consent, and any photo that you submit must be taken in a manner that is in keeping with the legal requirements of the country that you reside. If your photo is of an individual then you are responsible for obtaining consent. We will not accept photos of a sexual nature, nor that promotes hate crime or terrorism.

There will be one winner and two runners up. The winner will recieve a £50 Amazon voucher, converted to the currency of the country in which the winner resides, and the two runners up will recieve a £25 Amazon voucher each.

The competition runs from the 6th June 2018 and ends on the 5th June 2019. The earlier you enter the longer people will view your photography and follow the link back to your blog.

How to enter

To enter the competition please create a WordPress blog post with the title “The Photo Sociology “I Can Do Better Than A Turner” Photography Award” and the copy the following text into your post.

“Have you ever wondered what makes a photographer or an artist famous? Felt that you or others have achieved equal or better results but do not have the same recognition? Who decides that one persons work is worthy of critical acclaim? I saw a winning Turner Prize series of photo’s recently and thought to myself “I can do better than that”.

Do you feel that your photography is better than a photographer that has achieved worldwide recognition? Whether you believe this or not you can enter a photo into this free competition. You may consider yourself to be a photographer or you may not. It doesn’t matter. If you have a camera or smart phone then you can enter.

There is no entry fee.

Any one over 18 can enter this competition and can submit one photo. I cannot accept photo’s of minors due to the ethics around consent, and any photo that you submit must be taken in a manner that is in keeping with the legal requirements of the country that you reside. If your photo is of an individual then you are responsible for obtaining consent. We will not accept photos of a sexual nature, nor that promotes hate crime or terrorism.

Please visit the gallery website so that you can submit your photo”

Add the photo that you wish to enter into your blog post, and then go to the contact page and in the comments box provide a link to your post. I will then copy your photo and add it to the competition gallery website with a link back to your page. I will only use your photo on the gallery page and you retain the copyright and license. The winner and two runners up will have their post featured on this blog and the competion gallery website.

I am recommending that you nominate people who you follow to enter the competition, the more entries that we have, the larger the community we create.

Please feel free to Press this post, re-share it, and post it on your social media accounts. Even if some viewers choose not to enter, they may still visit your site and see the wonderful work that you produce.

There will be three judges, including me, who will decide the winner and runners up, and our decision will be final.

Best wishes and good luck

(It may occasionally take me 3 or 4 days to upload your photo.)

A Big Thankyou To All Of My Followers

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Yesterday afternoon I had the 1,000th person follow my blog. Thank you so much for choosing to view my photography and read my posts. I’m just a guy with a camera, finding my way through the complexity of life, and as such I find it quite humbling that you want to share my journey.

I’m very grateful for your support.

Photography Competition

The Photo Sociology “I can do better than a Turner” Photography Award (see here to enter) has had its third entrance today (see here for the gallery). The competition is open to anyone over 18, it’s free to enter, and there is a £50 amazon voucher for first place, and £25 each for two runners-up (or the equivalent currency value of Nation were the winners reside). Why not pop over and enter the competition.

Coming Soon

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A photography competition and opportunity to exhibit your photo with a link back to your site. There is no entry fee and anyone over 18 will be able to enter.

The competition will run from 6th June 2018 – 5th June 2019 (which will give your site lots of exposure).

First prize £50 Amazon voucher

Two runners up £25 Amazon voucher

Prizes will be converted to the currency of the recipients home nation.