I spent six weeks pedaling with Aura through Iceland in 2014. Since we didn’t kill each other in the process, we decided to get married after that. We called it Project PI.
I won some contests. Though I don’t see any clear relation between the idea of a contest and photography, it allowed me to get some objective evaluation of my work and meet some great people.
2019 GDT Wildlife Photographer of the Year – winner Plants & Fungi
2018 Asferico Nature Photography Competition – highly commended Landscape
2017 NHM Wildlife Photographer of the Year – winner Plants & Fungi
2017 Milvus Nature Photography Contest – grand prize
2016 GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year – highly commended Plants & Fungi
More so, after getting the accolades above, I got invited to speak at some of the biggest nature photography festivals in Europe – Cinclus Fest (Portugal), GDT International Nature Photography Festival (Germany) and NaturArt Festival (Hungary). So yes, entering contests can prove beneficial on many more levels than just feeding your ego.