Here is the latest post from the Digital Lightroom team, which gives some very useful advice on what the judges will be looking for when shortlisting images for the final public vote. Remember that the theme for the first competition is Spring and you have till 8th March to submit your entries.
Below is one of my own award winning shots from 2012, it came joint third in the Spring round of the Ness Gardens Photography Competition. The judges remarked on the strong composition and good use of shallow DoF:
© Mark Simms Photography (2013)