You can enter one image free (in the Single Image category). After that you have to pay. Having spent over £100 this last year (2017) entering photography awards, I’m now determined to pay as little as possible!
See Lewis Bush’s post on his still-out-there-but-now-sadly-defunct Disphotic blog on free to enter photography competitions, awards & grants:
Posted this back in December originally but have also since entered the Zeiss awards for a series of 10 images but due to the rather arcane rules not sure if I can show them here!
Read the small print - yes.
Understand the small print - er, probably (-ish!) Would publishing them here render them 'published' under the rules (+ render them in elligible). Sounds like it. Odd.
Anyway, it's always an interesting + enjoyable process to re-edit your work for a particular award (even if when you've finally decided on the sequence you notice one is out of the time-frame for the award + needs replacing + re-editing!)
When the inevitable Dear John letter arrives I'll publish the series!
Anyway heres to the free to enter awards! May there be many more of them.