I love this time of year. Almost everyone has a best of or photography contest that features interesting photos. The Ocean Art Photo Competition 2010 posted their winners(NSFW). I like Under the Jetty (Phil Sokol). Careful – one of the shots is an art nude.
I used to submit my photos to competitions back in the 80s and 90s. I once had an odd thing happy. I won a juried contest at a national newspaper only to have the same picture rejected by my employers annual photo competition for not meeting their standards. So my best work was my worst work so to speak. I grew tired of competitions after a decade of participation. I may give it another go. Does anyone else enter these?