I've been creating for nearly a decade, and hosting it at EBSQ for five years. I've sold a few pieces on my own during that time as well, but (other than an event in high school) I'd never entered pieces into a show to be judged.
This month, however, I entered two EBSQ shows, and judging ended for them last night.
For the Bridges show, I entered two photographs:
and for the Scintillating show I entered a digital collage:
I didn't win any awards, and, especially in the Scintillating show, I'm glad, as I'd have felt it wasn't earned. It did however prompt me to enter three shows for June, Macro-Bug Photography, Tatoos and Foxglove. I'll let you know how that goes.