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PHOTOBOOK PRIZES & DUMMY AWARDS 2018.

Just in time before the summer, we have compiled this list of dummy competitions and photobook prizes.

Entries are sorted by date. The ones that are still open (as of June 2018) go first. For more infomation, go to their respective websites. This list is sure to grow as we find out about new ones. If you know of any we should add, please let us know.

Still open:

Fiebre Phonebook: Hurry! Deadline June 26, Fee: 20 €

Photobook Week Aarhus Dummy Award: Hurry! Deadline June 30, No fee.

UNSEEN: Deadline August 10, Fee: 30 € 

 

Coming Up:

MACK First Book Award: Wait for January 2019

Photobook Kassel:  Wait for April 2019

Nordic Dummy Award: Wait for May 2019

Landskrona Festival: Wait for June 2019

DocFiledBarcelona: Wait for 2019

 

Many festivals and institutions have prizes for already published photobooks. Here are some of these Book Prizes 

Paris Photo – Aperture PhotoBook Awards Open till September 14, 2018. 

Rencontres Arles: Wait for mid-2019

PHotoESPAÑA: Wait for mid-2019

(more to be added soon)

 


 

Finally, here is a list of other photobook events around the globe:

Photobook Fest Russia

http://photobookfest.com/eng

Katerina Zueva: zueva@lumiere.ru

Photobook Bristol

http://www.photobookbristol.com/

photobookbristol@gmail.com

Self Publish Riga

http://rigasfotomenesis.lv/en/news

+371 26 728 549

arnis.balcus@rigaphotomonth.com

The NY Art Book Fair

http://nyartbookfair.com/

nyartbookfair@printedmatter.org

PhotoIreland Festival’s Book & Magazine Fair

http://photoireland.org/

http://festival.photoireland.org/contact/

Organ Vida, Zagreb

https://ovfestival.org/

info[at]organvida.com

secretary: +385 91 9523 370

Istanbul Photobook Festival

http://fuamproject.com/en/?p=1583

+90 212 252 16 00

fuam@msgsu.edu.tr

Melbourne Photobook

http://www.photobookmelbourne.org/

hello@photobookmelbourne.org

+61 (0) 401 679 496

New Zealand Photobook

http://www.photoforum-nz.org/index.php?pageID=94

info@photoforum-nz.org

 

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PWA Dummy Awards. Deadline: June 30, 2018

PWA Dummy Awards 2018

In collaboration with Kvadrat, Idea Books, Reflektor, and European Photography.

Submissions now open!

Welcome to the first Photobook Week Aarhus Dummy Awards, where book makers have the opportunity to be discovered by international publishers and experts, to be exhibited at international festivals and to win a complete book publishing! The same as all the other dummy awards out there? Yes and No.

Yes, because the first phase has been held very similar, so you can recycle your PDFs and Videos and send them in at no cost.

No, because we have two juries. The first one is comprised of experts around the globe who will choose 12 candidates from your digital submissions. We will send these 12 dummies in a box around the globe, so the jury members can see them, and then choose 3 finalists. These finalists will be invited to Aarhus to pitch their book projects to the second jury. The winner will receive the Award, which consist in the production, publishing and international distribution of the book.

Too confusing? Let’s go step by step!

Step One

Submit your Dummy as a PDF, together with a video, until June 30, 2018. Submission is free of charge.

Step Two

From these digital entries, an International Preselection Jury will put together a shortlist of 12 candidates, who will send their dummies to Aarhus.

Step Three

PWA will then send these 12 dummies to each jury member of the Award Jury, who will have a couple of days to look at the books before sending the box on to the next member. Once everybody has seen the dummies, the box returns to Aarhus, and the jury votes again, to find out the three finalists.

Step Four

The three finalists will be invited to come to Aarhus during the festival, and present their books to the Award Jury, and the general public. The final jury meeting will be held on October 6, and the winner will be presented that same evening, in a Gala.

All 12 shortlisted dummies will be exhibited at the Photobook Week Aarhus, at the Kvadrat showroom, and other selected venues.

Step Five

The winning book will be designed and produced with the help of three tutors. It will be published & distributed internationally by Photobook Week Aarhus, Reflektor and Idea Books. 50 books will be hand-delivered to experts around the globe. Selected finalists will be featured in the magazine European Photography and be exhibited at PWA 2019.

 

How to Submit

  • Submit your dummy as a PDF not bigger than 15Mb by email to pwa.dummy[at]gmail.com
  • Include a CV and bio of between 800 and 1200 characters.
  • If needed, specify any technical characteristics of the book.
  • You are welcome to include a video of the photobook if you have one already.

INDIAN PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL – HYDERABAD. DEADLINE: MAY 5, 2018.

The Indian Photography Festival (IPF) – Hyderabad, a Not-For-Profit initiative of Light Craft Foundation, is an international photography festival, showcasing a wide range of photography from India and around the globe with a series of events, including talks and discussions, portfolio reviews, book launches, screenings, workshops etc. The IPF creates a platform for the professional and aspiring photographers, the photography lovers and the public where the festival promotes the art of photography at the same time address the social issues through the medium of photography.

The Indian Photography Festival – Hyderabad announces the Open Call inviting photographers from all over the world to submit their works for the 2018 exhibitions. The Festival is also accepting submissions for its Photobook exhibition.

Bringing the best of photography to Hyderabad each year, the IPF 2018 will take place from 6th September – 7th October, at the beautiful State Gallery of Art – Hyderabad. The festival showcases a wide range of photography across all genres from around the globe with a series of events, including talks and discussions, portfolio reviews, screenings, workshops etc. The 2017 edition presented works by 500 established and emerging artists from 40 countries.

Submission Guidelines; Are open to photographers, curators, collectives, archives, galleries and organizations from around the world.

 

Submissions are free and open to all topics and issues.

More information: www.indianphotofest.com

Embarrat Award. THE GREAT MACHINE. Deadline: March 19, 2018.

The Embarrat – IEI Award consists of a production of a solo show. The award will distinguish the best artist among those shown in the exhibition The Great Machine V. In 2019 the Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs (IEI) in Lleida will produce a solo show in its Gótica exhibition venue to showcase the work of the winning artist.

Works must adjust to the proposed subject: “Silence”.
The exhibition: between the 25th of May and the 3th of June 2018 in the Trepat Museum.
The EMBARRAT awards will be anounced on the 26th of May, during the festival.

Submission call: Open to individual artists or collectives. Adults of any nationality. *Residents outside the European Union may participate only with audiovisual works. Artworks of any discipline: video art, performance, photography, audio, installations, illustration, etc.

Jury members: : Cèlia del Diego (Centre d’Art la Panera, director); Alexandra Laudo (curator); Roser Miarnau (Trepat Museum) and Anselm Ros (IEI, curator)

Remuneration for exhibition rights: Each selected artist (or collective) will perceive the amount of € 100 in concept of exhibition rights (taxes included).

 APPLICATION FORM

WEB EMBARRAT.ORG

Want to learn more about the submission process? Visit  TheGreatMachine_ENG

 

KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award. Deadline: April 4, 2018

On February 16, 2018, celebrating the centenary of the restored Independence of Lithuania, in collaboration with LensCulture, KAUNAS PHOTO festival launches an Open Call for its 15th edition, offering an array of opportunities for Photographers from inclusion to festival program, artistic residencies to the New KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award, consisting of a solo exhibition at the largest photography gallery in the Baltic States, Kaunas Photography Gallery, and 2500 EUR monetary prize.

Kaunas Photo festival opening week – September 5-9, 2018.

Works accepted from February 16 to April 4, 2018, no extensions.

Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award. Deadline: March 15, 2018

The 17th edition of KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO AWARD, the biggest and the most prestigious photo contest in Georgia, is ready for you. The main goal of the AWARD is to link international photography to Georgia and to local photography. Announcement of the Photo Award worldwide intends to foster its international position. For the last several years the best photos of the contest were presented in Germany, Cologne, at Lichtblick Gallery and were shown projected in Arles and shown at Plovdiv Photomeetings.

Within the framework of KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO 2018, the city will host KOLGA AWARD the best photo selection exhibition on May 4-10, 2018 as well as several international and local exhibitions, series of workshops, lectures and portfolio reviews delivered by international professional photographers, curators and art critics. This year mobile and tablet photo lovers can again join KOLGA AWARD celebrating the art of photography.

This year’s categories include:

  1. Documentary Series
  2. Reportage
  3. Conceptual Photo Project
  4. Best Shot
  5. Mobile One Shot
  6. Mobile Photo Series

You can register for the festival at https://www.kolga.ge/?lang=en#/rules/ .

Fees – $30

The KOLGA AWARD prize fund is 7 000 USD. The sum will be equally divided between the winners in the first four categories. The winners of these categories will get 1500-1500 USD each. As for the Mobile Photo category (with sub-nominations: one shot and photo series) the winners will get a 500 USD each. Kolga Newcomer Photo Award. This award will be conferred on a young photographer (under the age of 25), whose photo series will be chosen from the following nominations: Documentary Series, Reportage and Conceptual Photo Project. The €500 will be granted to the winner of the nomination. The aim of the award is to facilitate professional development of young photographers and help them to pave the way in the world of photography. Special Prize for Georgian photographers: Internship at the international photo agency Prospekt in Milan. This award will be given to the Georgian photographer whose photo series will be chosen by Prospekt Photo Agency from the following nominations: Documentary Series, Reportage, Conceptual Photo Project and Mobile Photo Series. Eligibility: Participants are free to choose the subject of their works, because we would like to attract photographers of all different ages, and those working with various styles. The contest is open to all photographers worldwide. There are no age restrictions. You are free to choose the subject of your photo projects. Requirements:

Photos uploaded under Documentary Series, Reportage and Conceptual Photo categories should be a series of a minimum 6 photos to maximum 12 photos. You may enter a maximum of one entries/series in each category. One Shot category participants can upload a maximum of five photos. For Mobile Photo nomination the participants can upload photos for one shot category (max. 5 photos) and one photo series (a minimum 6 photos to maximum 12 photos). Applicants can participate in any or all categories announced (altogether 58 photos can be uploaded). The names of the winners will be revealed by the international jury members:

Lars Lindemann (Germany) :: Image editor and deputy creative director of the GEO magazine

Richard Bram (USA) :: Photographer

Tina Schelhorn (Germany) :: Gallerist, Curator

Nikolaj Laoutliev (Germany) :: Professor of Photography

Should you have any additional questions, please contact us at: contest@kolga.ge

https://www.kolga.ge/?lang=en#/rules/

 

The Hopper Prize for Visual Arts. Deadline: May 15, 2018

The Hopper Prize
The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and exhibition platform offering a series of individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD administered through an open call juried by leading curators.

Program Highlights
Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD in grants for visual artists
5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards
30 artists will be selected to have their work digitally exhibited and archived at hopperprize.org
Deadline: May 15, 2018

Curators
Recipients of The Hopper Prize will be selected by:

Misa Jeffereis
Assistant Curator
Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis

Magdalyn Asimakis
Independent Curator & Writer
New York & Toronto

Eligibility
We view the field of visual arts in its broadest and most inclusive sense and therefore make our awards available to artists engaged in artistic practices spanning all media and methods of production.

Apply Now
Early applications will receive preliminary review by The Hopper Prize team.
https://hopperprize.org

e info@hopperprize.org • w hopperprize.org

 

 

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