Outward Bound

is a project of the Dallas Camera Club to encourage club members to participate in not only our own internal competitions, but also competitions that happen outside of the club (Outside competitions). So much so, that the club has appointed me just to keep the club informed of such competitions.

The contest list below is for you to explore opportunities to expand recognition beyond the Dallas Camera Club and our associated photographic societies. There are literally thousands of contests. There are hundreds of contests by magazines, companies, and organizations that sponsor contests so we only list a few. No outside competition, except the Trinity River Photo Contest, is endorsed or sponsored by the Dallas Camera Club.

Only you can decide if of a contest is right for you. Before entering any contest, carefully read information about who will own the copyright and/or how it will be used. Make certain you have complied with any rules concerning post processing and, if any person(s) is in the image, do you need a model release form. Note deadlines and any entry fees. Because contests will be added and deleted from this list, be sure to add the web link for any promising contests to the favorites list on your computer for future reference.

State Fair of Texas Creative Arts is a GO! https://bigtex.com/get-involved/creative-arts-competitions/

The Texas Daytripper is running a contest while we're in lockdown.  Five tasks to accomplish. 

Entry is free and open until August 2.

(Not really a photo contest per se, but photography is involved.)

Summer of Trippin' Contest



1) Eat at a BBQ joint (Take-out counts!!)
2) Jump in a Texas swimmin’ hole (Lakes & Rivers count too!)
3) Learn something new about your county by visiting a local museum
4) Snap a picture with Flat Chet. You can download him to print & color him HERE.
5) Use The Daytripper Field Guide App to navigate somewhere new. Download our free app HERE

Comedy Pets and Comedy Wildlife (Details )


Free to enter
First prize: 7 day safari in Kenya with Alex Walkers Serian, along with Affinity image editing software, a Think Tank Camera bag and a Nikon Camera
Charity: Born Free Foundation - we donate 10% of all gross income to them
Closing Date: June 30th


$2.50 entry fee per image
First Prize: $3700 (£3000 equiv)
Charity: Blue Cross - we donate 10% of all gross income to them
Closing Date: August 31st



American Color Imaging
Two competitions with the same rules.

Adorable National Children’s Portrait Contest  https://acilab.com/adorable-contest/
Pawsitively Adorable Contest https://acilab.com/pawsitively-adorable-contest/
Photos of children and/or pets taken between March 1 and July 31, 2020
Entry deadline July 31, 2020
Note:  Must print using ACI and purchase of promotional kit.

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