Our club only sends info on reputable events, never spams. Most of them are non-profit, like nature preserve, trail association, ground for sculpture, etc.
I'm not a pro. I do not need to promote to get customers. I'll be happy to donate part or most of the proceeds from photo sales to the sponsors. But I just do not want to incur the expenses to prepare something that has only a small chance of winning.
The other thing is that I'm a traditional person, never like the Photoshop work. I do not even crop. But some other folks spend so much time with PP and make some perfect print to send to the event. Then the panel has to decide....
We already sink so much $$ into this. Now we need to spend more???