A new fine art award that will give photographers the chance to make some money from their work through official representation will be closing entries on May 31

The

Chris Beetles Fine Photographs gallery is joining online photosellers Photo

Democracy to host The Photo Democracy Award for Fine Art Photography, aiming to

give 21 winning photographers the chance to embark on a career selling prints

of their photographs.

One

photographer will be chosen to receive official representation from Chris

Beetles Fine Photographs gallery, joining such names as Steve McCurry and

Michael Kenna, both of whom are also on the judging panel for the award.

Other

judges include Sophie Wright of Magnum Photos, British photographer Lottie

Davies, and creative director of Macro Printing Steve Macleod, along with Giles

Huxley-Parlour, director of both Chris Beetles and Photo Democracy.

The

winner will also receive £2,000 and have their work featured in ‘The

Photographers’, a masters of photography exhibition at Chris Beetles Fine

Photographs that takes place annually around November (exact date to be

scheduled).

Twenty

other artists will win representation from Photo Democracy and have their work

exhibited in the Chris Beetles Summer Show, which will be open 8-13 July 2013.

They will have the opportunity to sell prints of their work through the Photo

Democracy website.

The

gallery said: ‘The Photo Democracy Award not only gives away prizes for quality

photographs, but gives photographers an avenue through which to sell and market

their work again and again, creating a very real opportunity for a career in

photographic print sales.’

Other

prizes include cash, vouchers and mentorship programmes. The closing date for

entries is 31 May 2013. For more details visit www.photodemocracy.com.