Photolucida Critical Mass is one of my favorite photography competitions of the year! I don't submit every year, but I do spend a good amount of time looking through the top 50 finalist images and reading their artist statements. It is one of the best places to see current fine art photographers works from around the world. Check it out!
Submission open between June 7th and July 15th!
The photography is the number one reason for my love of this competition, but another reason I love this competition is that I typically have a hard time writing my artist statements. Their website is a great resource to do research reading through artist statements and looking back at the previous years (because they keep them up and available) and you have a great variety of all the types of statements all in one place. Very inspirational.