I haven't entered images in any contest in years. I am very particular about my images, and I find it a daunting task to sort through a year's worth of work. I start every year promising that i will have a working folder of potential images for entries, but I never make it beyond the first quarter of the year (if that).
I made one stab at an entry this fall, and was rewarded with a 2nd place in the NPPA monthly clip contest for Septemeber in the Sports category.
Jim Michalowski, Adjunct prof. The Southeast Center for Photographic Studies; Jamie Morris; B. Haden.
One of the tougher entries to judge, based on the number of entries. The "eyes have it" in the first place winner precisely capturing that "oh shit" moment, perfect timing elevated the second-place winner over the peak jubilation third-place winner.