Recently ,I have been through so many art competitions online and I have found that they do have entry fees for the same and that is also per image. Its good because fake entries would not be entertained and their time will be saved. Entry fees becomes reward to the one who wins but what for those ones who loses.
If I consider my country India, as per the currency rate if I have to pay in £ or $ as compared to Indian Rupee, it will be very expensive. I have almost completed the form in one of the website and then I just stepped back at the time of submission as it was costing me 60 dollars. If I didnt get response, its non refundable. Its bit expensive and unworthy I found. I do agree that the organisaions who offer such platforms have their standards which they have to maintain and for that they need to take a nominal charge and also there are lot many expenses behind jury and winners as well.
Here, artists suffers, even though having talent and potential, we need to step back. Its like one needs to be wealthy to give exposure to art.
I have a gallery on this website which contains 62 items and have more than 3500+views in 27 days but its worth nothing. I have a lot more paintings kept at my home which is waiting to be showcased somewhere but one needs to be wealthy enough to do that.
I am posting this as there will be so many artists who even have lost hopes of earning or showcasing their work due to such reasons and just accepted and moved on.
This became a source of motivation somewhere and then I found this quote.
Artists will keep going and keep up the good work.
Don't stop creating.. Never loose hope.. Stay Blessed..