COSMOS PDF AWARD is a digitally transmitted price. Its first aim is to help photographers to produce and highlight innovative and creative projects around photography and digital publishing. The pdf is the most easy to use and « democratic » file format for the transmission of artistic projets.
The price was created in 2015 by olivier cablat and sebastian hau for the non-profit organisation galerie 2600.
In 2017, the award has new partners and takes a new form, promoting the most innovating digital publications, getting a new platform and submission interface.
Candidatures are made via a digital portfolio, in a pdf-format. Participants are invited to send an unpublished project, which redefines our understanding of the limits of the medium. Taking part is free, the form of the pdf is free. We are looking for propositions that also value this standardized support as a singular form of expression. There is no limitation in number of pages but the pdf weight is limited to 10 mo.
The jury will be composed of 10 persons from the worlds of photography and photobooks. Deadline is the 1oth of june 2017.
A shortlist of 10 pdf’s will be announced in mid june and the winner at the end of june.
The shortlisted pdfs will be presented on our website.
The winning project will be printed by a professional studio (atelier shl), and presented at cosmos arles books, during the professional week of les rencontres de la photographie. The prints will be given to the artist after the week of cosmos. The winning pdf will also be on display at jaipurphoto 2018.
PDF AWARD JURY 2017
LUCE LEBART – DIRECTOR (CANADIAN PHOTOGRAPHY INSTITUTE – CA)
KALEV ERICKSON – EDITOR (ARCHIVE OF MODERN CONFLICT – UK)
CRISTINA DE MIDDEL – ARTIST, PUBLISHER (THIS BOOK IS TRUE – BR)
CHRISTIN KRAUSE – EDITOR (SPECTOR BOOKS – DE)
KATJA STUKE & OLIVER SIEBER – ARTISTS (DE)
CRISTIAN LUTZ – PHOTOGRAPHER (CH)
JOERG BADER – DIRECTOR (CENTRE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE GENÊVE – CH)
MOSTAFA AGHRIB – DIRECTOR (MARRAKECH MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL ARTS – MA)
LOUISE CLEMENTS – DIRECTOR (FORMAT FESTIVAL, DERBY – UK)
LOLA MAC DOUGALL PADGAONKAR – DIRECTOR (JAIPUR FESTIVAL – IN)
AARON SCHUMAN – CRITIC, PHOTOGRAPHER, CURATOR (UK)
BAPTISTE GIROUDON – PHOTOGRAPHER, WINNER OF THE COSMOS PDF AWARD 2016 (FR)
● SUBMISSION OPENING : MAY 10TH
● SUBMISSION DEADLINE : JUNE 10TH
● SHORTLIST ANNOUNCEMENT : MID JUNE
● WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT : END OF JUNE
● PRIZE CEREMONY – JULY 5TH AT COSMOS ARLES BOOKS 2017 IN ARLES
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
COSMOS PDF AWARD IS A DIGITALLY TRANSMITTED PRICE.
Its first aim is to help photographers to produce and highlight innovative and creative projects around photography.
When submitting their project, candidates accept that their pdf will be publicly presented on our platform or on any type of support directly referring to the award.
The award organizers engage themselves to credit the project by the name of his/her author.
When submitting their project, candidates certificate that they are the original author of the project. When a part of the project is made from found pictures, candidates must credit the original author of the pictures or quote the source.
The author of the winning project engages himself to transmit hd files of the project in the following days of the announcement and to facilitate the production of its presentation.
Inscription Form: http://cosmosarlesbooks.com/pdfaward/index.php