There's a National Community College Fine Arts Competition every year, and this year I'm going to submit a piece.
But you have to have professional looking photos to go with the application. Greg Strange, one of the ceramic instructors at CGCC, set up and took photos of three of my pieces.
I acted as his assistant, moving stuff around, etc. I also snapped a few of the setups with my little camera. It's amazing how much better your stuff looks when it's done this way.
This is one of my little "feet" cups.