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Open 4 Business Portal

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To support our businesses during the current COVID-19 crisis, and into the recovery phase, Carlisle City Council is providing free access to Open 4 Business. Open4Business is designed to support businesses locate relevant up to date funding opportunities.

The portal is updated regularly with new local, regional and national funding announcements and can be easily searched by businesses on the basis of their industry, region and business size. The portal then provides information on how to apply for funding and contact funders directly. To search for grants for your business you will first need to register on the Open4Business website


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Sony Launches 2021 World Photography Awards

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The Sony World Photography Awards celebrate the best contemporary photography from the past year. The Awards give exposure, visibility and opportunity to photographers worldwide on an annual basis.

A total prize fund of $60,000 (USD) plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment is shared between winning photographers. Photographers are taken on a year-long journey, bringing exposure and providing a global stage on which to present their work.

The Awards are free to enter and open to all photographers operating in the photographic industry across the world.

Four competitions make up the overall programme:

  • Professional - Recognising outstanding bodies of work​.

  • Open - Rewarding the world’s best single images.

  • Youth - Best single images by photographers aged 12-19.

  • Student - For photography students worldwide.

All category winners, plus many of the shortlisted photographers will be exhibited at the annual Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition and then toured internationally. The images will also be published in the annual Awards winners' book and all shortlisted and winning photographers are given global exposure via dedicated marketing and press campaigns.

Artistic interpretation, integrity and technical ability are the key factors for judges across all categories of the Awards.

The deadlines for applications to be received are: 30 November 2020 for the Student category; 31 December 2020 for the Youth category; 7 January 2021 for the Open category; and 14 January 2021 for the Professional category.

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