The first is the Journal Times' "Give us your best shot," which seeks photos in three categories: nature, people or place. Top prize in each category wins $100, and the JT will publish the winners as part of its annual community calendar. Photos can have been taken anytime in the past two years. Submission deadline is June 5.
Moon over the monument,
by Nancy Burke
by Nancy Burke
But there's a catch: It costs $10 to enter a photo, and there will be three "voting rounds" in which votes cost 50 cents apiece. Is this a photo contest or a money-raiser? You be the judge. Last year's Journal Times photo contest, Pet Idol, raised $19,000 for the JT's Newspapers In Education project which supplies daily papers to schools.
Full rules are here. Be sure to read the FAQ.
The second photo contest is a photographic Scavenger Hunt run by the Racine Camera Club. It seeks photos in 12 categories: lighthouse, insect, leaves, sky, sand, bridge, nature in the city, boat, lawn chair, shadow, reflection and flower.
Rules are not yet online, but all submissions should be photos taken this summer; they should be sized no bigger than 1024 pixels and they must be submitted by Sept. 6. Images should be named this way: lastnamefirstinitialtitle.jpg and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed on CD or DVD to Jason Madson, 3040 Michigan Blvd, Racine, WI 53402.
There is no entry fee, and members of the camera club will choose the winners at their September meeting; prizes haven't been determined yet. Some previous Racine Camera Club competition winners are HERE, HERE and HERE.