The smartphone revolution has changed the way we look at the world forever. With everybody carrying a high-resolution camera in their pocket, images of the world around us are being captured on a scale that nobody could ever have imagined.

The sharing sites are myriad and well documented, but if you want to show off your snapper skills in a more meaningful way, where do you go?

One possible destination is, a new monthly photographic competition that focuses on portrait photography. You register, decide how may pictures you want to enter, pay a fee and then pit your pictures against anybody else in the monthly judging.

There are some decent prizes on offer, but the main benefit is a whole new audience will see your pictures. And a discerning audience at that.

The July competition is open now and a quick look at previous entries will give you an idea of the sort of portraits that win prizes.