PDN Magazine holds several photography contests each year in a variety of categories such as portraiture, still life, and food. The contests are judge by creative directors and photo editors from well-known trade magazines and publications in each category, and winners receive a cash prize, gift cards, and a spread in the magazine.
This year I entered the Objects of Desire Still Life Contest, and TASTE Food Photography Awards. Given that my strongest category would be food photography, I submitted two entries to TASTE: my pride pancakes image, as well as the Old Fashioned photos from my Mad Men series for the Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook‘s Virtual Mad Men Dinner Party.
The contest deadline is August 18th, with an application fee of $35 per image or series, so get in your entries in editorial, commercial, personal, destination, and/or social media categories! The latest entries can be viewed here. Winners will be announced in November.