You don't always need to hire a photographer to take good photos of your work. Most newer smart phones can produce very good images. Just make sure to set up your work in an area with plenty of light when you take the photos.
Take time to research the art organization that's hosting the call-for-entry. Look through their website and social media accounts to see if you and your work are a good fit with the art organization.
Don't wait until the last day to apply. It's best to apply a few days before the end of the deadline in case you run into some issue that you need help with.
Managing a Call-For-Entry
Art organizations have a few options for managing the submissions they receive from a call-for-entry. Using email is an inexpensive and viable option if you don't expect to receive too many submissions. If your call-for-entry starts to receive submissions from more than 20 applicants, then managing the submissions will start to be cumbersome. In this case, the inefficiency of using email can cost your organization more than paying to use a submission management software. To see how ArtsuZe’s software can fit into your organization’s workflow, please checkout our Submission Management Page.