In 2007 I set up this blog. I had become curious about photo awards/honours, after winning an award. When I noticed that there was not a substantial online resource available, information was (still is) scattered, I decided to compile and share information.
The ongoing rise in numbers of visitors/readers, referrers and feedback made it clear that there was a need for a blog like this. And so I have been postponing this post for a while. But now is the time to focus. I want to dedicate my time to my own core projects/activities again. Also I need to distance myself from certain photography + art + marketing trends/issues and redefine the essence of photography for myself I guess...
Friends, I found out that there are true gem opportunities (all grants and the older =often no entry fee charging= competitions plus few new ones) and I have mapped the major ones. I noticed (with relief) that leading photo sites, blogs and institutions have added sections "photo grants and awards" and provide a lot of information now. No doubt these professionals have the means to keep you up to date.
So, stay updated, be inspired, keep away from the crap contests and be ware of your rights.
I will leave the blog up and I thank all that have been in touch, gave input and feedback.
Enjoy the summer
(minor text revision 21.11.09)