Submissions open for the SELF PUBLISH RIGA international book dummy contest
ISSP and Riga Photomonth invite photographers and visual artists to submit their photobook dummies and yet unpublished books to the SELF PUBLISH RIGA international competition. The winning entries will be featured in the SELF PUBLISH RIGA exhibition during Riga Photomonth, May 2016. Submission deadline: 30 April, 2016.
The second edition of the SELF PUBLISH RIGA dummy contest will be judged by an international jury: Erik Kessels (founding partner and creative director of KesselsKramer, curator, publisher and photography collector, NL), Gordon MacDonald (co-director of GOST Books, UK), Hester Keijser (curator, co-manager of The Independent Photo Book blog, NL), Vincent Marcilhacy (founder and director of Eyes Magazine, FR), Tom Mrazauskas (photobook designer, DE/LT) and Arnis Balčus (editor of FK Magazine, co-founder and programme manager of Riga Photomonth, LV).
The winner of the contest will have the chance to attend a workshop at the International Summer School of Photography 2016 free of charge; best entries will be featured on YET Magazine (CH) and FK Magazine (LV). Top Ten books will be included in a special online feature. More information on the competition and submission requirements: www.selfpublishriga.com
SELF PUBLISH RIGA is a bi-annual series of events dedicated to photobooks and self-publishing, organized by ISSP in Riga, Latvia. It includes an international dummy competition, an exhibition of photobooks and book dummies, a series of talks on photobooks, self-publishing and book design by industry experts, and a workshop. The exhibition will run from May 12th till June 12th 2016, as one of the central events of Riga Photomonth. The first edition of the SELF PUBLISH RIGA dummy contest in 2014 received more than a 100 book dummies from over 30 different countries.
SELF PUBLISH RIGA is supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation, French Cultural Institute in Latvia. Info partners: FK Magazine (LV), YET Magazine (CH).