I did take part in some contests before, just as a matter to find out if my images would get noticed or not. ... and to take my chance of winning a couple of hundreds/thousands.
to limited succes
Now I've got this invitation by mail, where not a single penny/dollar/euro is granted as a winners award, just the 'award' and a 'banner' for your website:
The participation fees are not little, compared to other contests.
What is the use in taking part in this kind of contests, where the only thing you can win is a little honour? ... They seem to have had quite some participants in the latest years.
Would you (not) do it, what are your criteria for well/not participating? ...
thanks for your input.