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Are You Ready For The New Year?

A new year means fresh opportunities. As we look toward 2021 with guarded optimism, there are plenty of chances to advance your career no matter what the future holds. We leave behind a year that has been challenging in ways no one could have foreseen, and while the new year does not make promises to be a fast fix for all we have faced, there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon that by the end of it we will achieve some semblance of normalcy once again. Now is the time to line up what’s next, to approach the new year boldly and stride ahead to bigger, better opportunities.

The Apeture Portfolio Prize seeks to identify trends in contemporary photography as well as highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. First prize winner receives $3,000 cash and an exhibition in New York. The winner as well as four runners up receive a digital feature at that will be featured across social media channels. Additionally, the winner, the four shortlisted artists and 20 runners up will benefit from a one-on-one session with Apeture’s editor. For more information, visit the website. Deadline is January 8.

World Press Photo invites professional photographers to submit their non-manipulated photographic work to their annual photo contest. There are multiple categories in which to enter. Entrants must meet certain professional criteria to be found under the rules category. For this and other information, visit the website. Deadline is January 12.

Sony World Photography Awards is accepting submissions for two prizes at present. The professional competition celebrates and showcases the world’s most outstanding bodies of work while the open competition focuses on single images. For more information about each, visit the website. Deadline for the open category is January 7. Deadline for the professional category is January 14.

Praxis Center strives to equip artists with the tools and skills they need to reach their full professional potential. You have the drive to create – that’s why you’re here – now let us show you the way to turn that drive into a fulfilling career. Our team of experts covers every aspect of the professional artistic journey. Make this new year the one where you choose to move your artistic career forward.


Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis Center for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists; Making it in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, The Art World Demystified, Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius, Sell Online Like a Creative Genius, and Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.

Photo credit: Wikicommons

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