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    Re: To those who have won photo competitions before

    Many many years ago, I submitted a 35mm slide to a Baltimore radio stations calendar contest. I was in college at the time and they were giving suggestions over the air related to themes and places that would make good subjects. I went to one that was local and got a really nice shot of the sunset going down over a large farm field full of horses. That year I bested over five hundred entries for first place. On top of having my image distributed as twenty thousand calendars with my name on it, I won a nice Canon 35mm SLR and they threw a really nice banquet for the winners. Couple of years later I won second place for the same contest with another farm scene, thus getting some free landscaping for my parents house- as a prize. Although winning at the time sort of made me somewhat cocky, those two winnings set me up to go on to shooting for a few magazines, and eventually I was freelancing regularly.
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    Re: To those who have won photo competitions before

    Dan to directly answer, it would depend on how restrictive the first contest is, sometimes you give up rights to the image after winning. Knowing what I know now I have become careful what rights I give up just to submit to a contest.
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    Re: To those who have won photo competitions before

    The competitions in question do not get my photo usage rights beyond their competition so that would not be a problem. The reason for my original question is that one of the competitions that I have won is a fairly prominent one - one that people may recognize my photo if I enter it into another different competition.

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