Wednesday, March 23, 2011

European Publishers Award for Photography 2011

In its eighteenth year, the European Publishers Award for Photography is a major initiative to encourage the publication of contemporary photography.
The 2011 Jury will be held in France with the publisher Actes Sud being project leader. Open to photographers world-wide, the competition is a collaboration between five European Publishers:

Actes Sud (France), Apeiron (Greece), Dewi Lewis Publishing (Great Britain), Kehrer Verlag (Germany), Peliti Associati (Italy).

The competition requires the submission of a substantial, completed and unpublished photographic book project. The winning project is published in book form simultaneously by each of the publishers in their own country and their own language—with a first print run of a minimum of 5,000 copies—in autumn 2011.
The Award ceremony will be held in July during the Rencontres internationales de la photographie d'Arles (France).

The competition is open to photographers of all nationalities. All photographic material must be completed and unpublished in book form other than as a digitally printed book in an edition of no more than 10 copies. Material must be original and be presented as a book project. Projects conceived as anthologies (rather than as clearly themed projects) are not acceptable. The photographer must hold the copyright in the work. Competitors may present the same project a maximum of twice.

Work may be presented in one of the following forms:
a) a book dummy plus up to 3 original prints or transparencies;
b) a set of sequenced photocopies or inkjets plus up to 3 original prints or transparencies.
Projects sent on disk will not be accepted.

The 2011 Jury will consist of the five publishers and a personality from the photography world. The publishers reserve the right to establish a pre-selection process prior to the final Jury.

Details and competition rules of the 2011 Award are now available online:

Dewi Lewis Publishing, 8 Broomfield Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 4ND, England

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