Why do I enter print competition? To become a better photographer and artist!

There are several print competitions that I compete in on a regular basis at the PPA local, state, district, and national level. I have learned so much from print competition that has enabled me to improve my craft. While the judges sometimes seem brutal, they always make suggestions that result in improvement. When you learn something new the hard way, you tend to remember it! Here are a few images that have won local competitions or scored well in state, district, and national competitions. You can probably guess who my worst competitor is.....it's myself of course!