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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


Katerina Zueva: zueva@lumiere.ru

Photobook Bristol



Self Publish Riga


+371 26 728 549


The NY Art Book Fair



PhotoIreland Festival’s Book & Magazine Fair



Organ Vida, Zagreb



secretary: +385 91 9523 370

Istanbul Photobook Festival


+90 212 252 16 00


Melbourne Photobook



+61 (0) 401 679 496

New Zealand Photobook




Artist Call for participation in book project. Extended Deadline: Mar. 31, 2018

Call for submissions
Artists who explore the relationship between the Self and the Other are invited to respond with images and short positional statements for publication.

Self and Identity have become major themes of our connected lives. The ease with which we gravitate to like-minded people, the bubble we comfortably find ourselves in means that we only sometime manage to discern the difference between ourselves and other people. The bubble remains intact; wars, elections, referenda rattle our security but for many life continues as before.
As artists, we need to reach further than most. We need to approach the Otherness of the outside world with more generosity. To accept it may be that  we cannot answer questions about selfhood without a recognition that the differences between people, experienced as alienation and separation, are unreal : following Paul Ricoeur and his work “Oneself as Another”, we must accept that we have too much Otherness within ourselves.

This call is to reach out to you as an artist with this shared interest and to join with me in a community of shared research. I found this line of research beginning with the cast shadow of the self and through exploring its independent, isolated and wayward behaviour. I have previously made a short monograph “Shadow:Other:myself” (ISBN 978-1977535535, preview https://goo.gl/TC6DqV )

To take this goal of community building further my intention is to make a limited edition, hardback book publication of your contributions. The book will feature 20 (approx. ) artists with images and facing text. In the first instance, two copies will be posted to each published participant. We can then discuss our next steps.
Initially, send an image and an account (200 words) to describe your Self’s response to the Other with a URL for other relevant work. The artist must confirm that they own copyright in the image and text.
On progress the selected image must be available in hi-res (3000 x 3000 pixels) — the artist will at all times retain control of copyright both of image and text. As editor I can help you with any translation from your own words, the text of the book will be published in English.

Deadline 31/03/2018
Keywords : alterity , ipseity , intersubjectivity
Email : aldobranti@gmail.com
Web : http://aldobranti.eu/ and https://goo.gl/VfViie

Full text of this call at https://goo.gl/fd1xPj

Artbook Open Call. Deadline: May 24, 2015

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In the past decade, with the rise and consolidation of new technologies, we have seen how the book has become an excellent support for the work of many artists.
Publishing books, fanzines and other publications is now therefore one of the most relevant and contemporary expressive phenomena, to the point that many authors create their works specifically thinking it to be published.
In parallel, we have also seen the birth of many small publishers that have clearly contributed to the promotion of the book as an art object.

For this reason, the EMBARRAT festival, a showcase of most emerging art of Catalonia, ARTBOOK propouse, three new actions on artist publications:

Download the call (spanish only)

Registration form (spanish only)

More information: Roser Cambray


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En los últimos diez años, con el auge y consolidación de las nuevas tecnologías, hemos visto como el libro se ha convertido en un excelente apoyo para la obra de muchos artistas.
La edición de libros, fanzines y otras publicaciones es hoy, pues, uno de los fenómenos expresivos más relevantes y contemporáneos, hasta el punto que muchos autores crean su obra pensándola específicamente para ser publicada.
Paralelamente, también hemos visto nacer muchas pequeñas editoriales que en connivencia con los nuevos artistas, han contribuido claramente al impulso del libro como objeto de arte.

Por este motivo, el festival EMBARRAT, como escaparate del arte más emergente en las tierras del interior de Cataluña, impulsa ARTBOOK, tres nuevas acciones en torno a las publicaciones de artista:

Descargar la convocatoria

Formulario de inscripción (leer antes la convocatoria)

Más información: Roser Cambray

Daylight Photo Award. Deadline May 15, 2012.

Daylight Magazine Photo Award is an international photography competition.

Multiple entries are permitted, but must be for different bodies of work.

Applicants upload work and submit payment online at http://daylight.slideroom.com, The online system (slideroom) provides a video tutorial as well as step-by-step instructions on how to register and submit your photographs, written materials, and payment.

• You will be asked to provide the following:

20 images, captions, one-page artist’s statement, and CV

There is an entry fee of $40

Submissions due May 15
Winners announced July 1
Exhibition and multimedia features begin September 1

2012 JURY:

David Bram, Fraction Magazine 

Alexa DilworthCenter for Documentary Studies

Jim Estrin, New York Times

Taj Forer + Michael ItkoffDaylight

Paul Moakley, Time Magazine 

Jessie Wender, New Yorker Magazine

Daylight Photo Award recipient wins:

-$1000 Cash prize

-Solo exhibition at the Daylight Project Space

-Feature in Daylight Magazine

-Daylight Multimedia podcast production

-Complete set of Daylight Books (published to date)

Juror Picks win:

-Portfolio feature in group Daylight Multimedia production

-Copy of Photographs Not Taken: A Collection of Photographers’ Essays


More Information: http://www.daylightmagazine.org/content/daylight-photo-awards


The History of European Photography Presentation

Máster de fotografía de autoOn Tuesday, 15 March, we will present the book The History of European Photography in the bookshop Gloria, in Madrid. The first complete encyclopedia on the history of European photography in the 20th century counts with essays on more than thirty countries, written by local experts. The first part of the ambitious project, covers the time from 1900 to 1938, in two volumes and a total of over 700 pages, including hundreds of images, as well as maps, indexes, time-lines, etc. The book will be presented in the new bookshop and gallery Gloria, in cooperation with the European Master of Fine Art.

Download the first pages of the book The History of European Photography .
Download the program of the European Master of FineArt Photography in English.

Presentación del libro The History of European Photography en colaboración con el Master Europeo de Fotografía de Autor

El  martes, 15 de marzo a las 18:00, se presentará en la librería Gloria, en Madrid, el libro The History of European Photography.

Estarán presentes Michaela Bosakova, coordinadora del Mes de la Fotografía de Bratislava y editora del libro; Juan Naranjo, historiador de la fotografía, Barcelona, escritor del capítulo sobre la fotografía española 1900-1938; Alejandro Castellote, comisario de fotografía, Madrid y Moritz Neumüller, Director del Máster Europeo de Fotografía de Autor del IED Madrid.

Se trata del primer volumen (1900-1938), en dos tomos, 700 páginas sobre 34 países. Los autores son: Rubens Shima (Albania), Anton Holzer (Austria), Nadya Savchenko (Belarus), Georges Vercheval, (Belgium), Katerina Gadjeva (Bulgaria), Zelimir Koscevic (Croatia), Vladimir Birgus, Jan Mlcoch, (Czech Republic), Mette Mortensen, scientific editor Finn Thrane (Denmark), Peeter Linnap (Estonia), Kimmo Lehtonen (Finland), Marc Tamisier (France), Ivo Kranzfelder (Germany), Gerry Badger (Great Britain), Nina Kassianou (Greece), Bela Albertini (Hungary), Asa Sigurjonsdottir, (Iceland), Justin Carville (Ireland), Gigliola Foschi (Italy), Vilnis Auzins (Latvia), Margarita Matulyte, Agne Narusyte (Lithuania), Irina Grabovan (Moldova), Tamara Berghmans, scientific editor Frits Gierstberg (The Netherlands), Sigrid Lien (Norway), Lech Lechowicz (Poland), Emilia Tavares (Portugal), Adrian-Silvan Ionescu (Romania), Irina Tchmyreva, scientific editor Evgeny Berezner (Russia), Milanka Todic (Serbia), Vaclav Macek (Slovakia), Lara Strumej (Slovenia), Juan Naranjo (Spain), Jan-Erik Lundstrom (Sweden), Martin Gasser (Switzerland), Tetyana Pavlova (Ukraine).

Máster Europeo de Fotografía de Autor

El Central European House of Photography fue fundado en 2005, como parte de la FOTOFO Foundation que organiza del festival de fotografía de Bratislava desde hace ya 20 años. Aparte de espacio expositivo y librería, esta institución pública la reconocida revista IMAGO y libros de fotografía, como la Historia de la fotografía europea, un proyecto de investigación que se publica en 3 volúmenes: 1900-1938, 1939-1970 (sale en el 2012) y 1971-2000 (sale en el 2014).

Gloria es una librería y galería de arte, que incluye además en su actividad la edición de libros, la producción de exposiciones y la programación de actividades culturales. Su espacio expositivo, que incluye dos salas, presenta exposiciones que abarcan la fotografía, la arquitectura, el diseño y otras artes visuales. Gloria pretende fomentar la creación emergente y divulgar la obra no suficientemente reconocida o representada.

Organizado por el Istituto Europeo di Design de Madrid, la Librería Gloria y el Central European House of Photography.

Presentación del libro The History of European Photography

Día 15 de marzo, 18:00h
Librería GLORIA
C/ Hortaleza 116, Madrid

Entrada libre

Máster Europeo de Fotografía de Autor