Deadline 08/2015 English Prize / Award

Unseen Photobook Dummy Award. Deadline: Aug. 1, 2015

The Unseen Dummy Award is back for its fourth edition! During last year’s fair, Swiss artist Simon Rimaz was announced the winner of the Dummy Award at Unseen 2014. His book Unusual View of Unknown Subjects, published by Lecturis, will be presented this September at Unseen 2015.

Unseen and Lecturis will continue their collaboration and join forces once again to showcase the work of exceptional photographers and designers from around the world and to give them a chance to realise and publish their photobook dummy. The Unseen Dummy Award will give the winning photographer an entry into the international photography industry. An esteemed international jury will come together at Unseen 2015 to select one photobook dummy as the winner. We will announce the jury shortly.

The winning photobook will be published by Lecturis in editions varying between 500 and 1,000 copies, depending on the book specifications. The artist(s) receives up to a 100 copies, while Lecturis makes the printing, sales and distribution of the winning publication possible. The launch of the publication takes place during Unseen Photo Fair the following year.

Unseen Dummy Award is open to all designers and photographers.

– Submission must be a physical photobook dummy. It can be a scrapbook or self-published book.
– Books with a registration number (ISBN) will not be considered.
– Self-published editions cannot be sold prior to Unseen.
– All image and text rights must be secured upon submission.
– There is a limit of one book-entry per submitter.

Submissions will be accepted by post starting the 1st of May 2015 up until and including the 1st of August 2015. Submissions arriving after this date will not be considered. Please note, due to the overwhelming amount of applications, an administration and return-postage fee will be charged beforehand.
For more information, please download the Terms & Conditions and the Submission Form. If you have any questions, please contact the Unseen Dummy Award Manager, Zhenia Sveshinsky, at

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