Photo Contests are quite common now and seem easy to enter. You can just take a quick snap and submit it as an entry. However, in most cases, the winner is determined by selecting the best (or funny, or original, etc) photo. So to maximise your chances you should put in some effort to really make it a good photo that stands a chance of winning. Otherwise your entry maybe we wasted. If you like taking photos and being creative about it these are also some of the most fun contests. When you join Photo Contests you need to note what are the criteria defined by the contest jury committee. Then, you also need to know what types of images are eligible. Normally at the last step which is submission, there will be guidelines for how to submit your photo contest such as the size of the image, name of the file, etc. If you follow this advice you might have a good chance of winning.