I am a member of ViewBug which is an online portal for photographers to share their work as well as follow other photographers, enter contests for prizes, and comment on fellow photographers work. If you are looking for an active and free option to connect with other photographers,(you can purchase premium membership but I haven't personally) I highly recommend the website. I have enjoyed the community a lot. I have been entering contests with them for the better part of a year and have done pretty well in a few, however I found out last week that I was a runner up in their "Bright and Colorful" photo contest and I am beyond thrilled that one of my images placed in such a large contest. There were 19,493 entries into the contest from all over the world, so I still can't grasp that I was placed among the best. Click the link above to see the wonderful images I was blessed to compete with! The judge even wrote a comment about my work so I am a little on the excited side!
Until the next big win (I am competitive and will be entering a lot more)!