WHO WE ARE
THE MAGAZINE OF CONTEMPORARY ART is an online publication covering visual arts from around the world. It is designed to assume an international platform where artists can be connected directly with art professionals, collectors, and art galleries, bringing their art to a worldwide viewership of over three billion internet users.
By showcasing your artworks in a friendly environment that encourages and inspires artistic growth, we strive to help you find your artistic voice.
THE MAGAZINE OF CONTEMPORARY ART has a mission to create a safe, communal space for all kinds of artists – promising beginners to seasoned professionals – to come together and express their creative sides. We believe in unlocking the latent talent within each and every one, and offer buyers a wide range of media, styles, and subjects to choose from. So, whether you’re a professional looking for new inspiration, a student hoping to learn a thing or two about art, or simply interested in picking up a brand new hobby, THE MAGAZINE OF CONTEMPORARY ART is here to welcome you into the centerfold.
WHAT WE ENVISION
Bringing Artists Together
THE MAGAZINE OF CONTEMPORARY ART makes available today’s finest quality of artworks for sale by artists from six continents. We encourage artists to submit their artworks to bring it in to the forefront for today’s business-savvy art world. Let’s face it: if you’re serious about getting recognition, you've got to put your art in front of a growing audience all over the world. This is exactly what we help you achieve. And the absolutely unique manner in which we represent you ensures that we will NEVER charge commissions, so you get to keep a greater share of your sales.
We cater to a sophisticated group of clienteles and offer multiple ways to search for artworks to better suit their needs. Your artworks will be searchable by country of origin, size, medium, as well as artist's name to ensure your work gains the maximum visibility among visitors from diverse backgrounds. There's no better way to have your artworks gain the potential of being recognized and sought after internationally!
The selling process is also something you are fully in control of. From submitting high-quality images of artworks right from your fingertips to communicating about the entire inquiry, purchase, and shipping logistics with the buyer, are all handled by you, the artist. This means you’re free to negotiate your prices, including taxes and shipping costs.
According to 2017 estimates cited by Statista.com and other reliable sources, the global art market of buyers and sellers trading in the services, articles, and works-of-art and culture commands a whopping 67 billion dollars of annual sales, and the United States sits comfortably as the dominant world leader in this market. Now, as we near a post-pandemic world, the art market has been heavily shifting towards a greater online presence, so it makes sense to get in the bandwagon early. Gaining an entry into even a minuscule fraction of this market can make a huge difference in launching a successful art career. At THE MAGAZINE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, we give you that opportunity in several ways.
Promoting Your Art Is Our Passion
We feature your art on THE MAGAZINE OF CONTEMPORARY ART's Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages with tens of thousands of followers, to put you face to face with the art world. Then, through our extensive and dedicated marketing campaigns that we perform for free on your behalf on Google, Bing, and Yahoo!, we strive to bring you into the limelight so that THE MAGAZINE OF CONTEMPORARY ART gets to be one of the most sought after art sites on all major search engines.
If selected, you may also choose to showcase your artworks for an extra cost alongside our handpicked elite group of featured artists on THE MAGAZINE OF CONTEMPORARY ART's homepage, bringing you tremendous exposure.
Additionally, we may invite you for a one-on-one interview featuring your art and artist portfolio on the pages of THE MAGAZINE OF CONTEMPORARY ART. If you choose to participate in this, it will give you an opportunity to depict the things that made you pursue your passion, where you feel your future work is headed, what you wish to accomplish, and anything else that will make your story both personal and pursuable. While we charge a nominal fee for conducting and publishing your featured interview, we feel that this is an effective tool to make the world aware of the artist's backstory and so is definitely worth it.
At THE MAGAZINE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, our mission is to create a safe, communal space for all kinds of artists - promising beginners to seasoned professionals - to come together and express their creative sides. We believe in unlocking the creative instinct within each and every one of us. Whether you’re a professional looking for new inspiration, an artist looking for new ways to reach a larger audience, an art-lover looking for the best artists and their artworks at the most affordable prices, THE MAGAZINE OF CONTEMPORARY ART is here to welcome you into its centerfold.
THE MAGAZINE OF CONTEMPORARY ART offers buyers a wide range of media, styles, and subjects to choose from. Before you know it, your art will attract countless viewers and admirers from art enthusiasts around the world.
We urge you to enroll in one of our plans and submit your artworks so you can jump-start your artistic career today!
IN A NUTSHELL
National Photographic Society encourages all amateur and professional photographers around the world to submit their best images to their upcoming Contests. Annual competitions offer a prize amount of $14,400. There are no limit to the number of Contests you can simultaneously enter. There’s a limit of 5 images per entry for each Contest with a flat $25 entry fee. National Photographic Society is a nonprofit organization and uses the non-refundable fees to provide prizes and awards, and to help advance its core missions.
RULES OF THE GAME
Files are required to be less than 2 MB and must be only in JPEG or JPG formatting. Please ensure that there aren’t any watermarks and signatures since all photos are judged anonymously, so having these will disqualify your submissions. You are able to submit up to 5 images per Contest Category, with no limit to the number of Categories you can participate in. As a photographer, you are given the widest latitude to build on the central Category as you see fit.
The current Categories include Nature, Culture, Black & White, and Wildlife. New categories are added almost on a weekly basis, so please bookmark us now, and come back to check often.
It’s necessary to ensure that all photos and titles are in the correct order before your final submission since there is no way to correct any mistakes once your works are submitted. You also will not be able to add to, change, or delete from, any of the photos submitted. For the Contests, you do not need a cohesive body of works, so you can experiment with submitting different style, execution, and artistic appeal in your works, as long as the photos adhere to the Contest Category.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Refer to the submission deadlines listed on the entry links for each Contest Category. For complete details on eligibility and restrictions, refer to the FAQs below.
PRIZES & AWARDS
Total amount of prize money given out during 2021 will be $14,400, and each Contest will carry cash prizes worth $600 with the following winners recognized within each Category. *
WINNER – Top Photographer Award $300
WINNER – Best Photo Award $200
WINNER – Special Merit Award $100
WINNER – Talent Award **
* Cash prizes are always sent via PayPal. If the recipient does not have a PayPal account, you can create one here.
** Depending on the quality and quantity of submissions, additional finalists will be awarded Certificates of Recognition for each Category.
The entry fee in any Category is $25 flat for up to 5 photos. You may enter Contests on as many Categories as you like, although the maximum number of photos you can submit for a single Category is 5.