Photography Contest

13th Annual Self-Published Photobook Show

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PHOTOBOOK, an annual competition, is open to photographers in the United States and abroad who have self-published a photobook. The photobook may be solo creation or completed with assistance of others such as editors, writers, designers. There are growing options available for self-publishing a book such as on-demand (blurb, lulu, magcloud, mixbook, etc.); small run offset or web printing/publishing firms, binderies. If they have been hand-made/bound, they must be available in a multiple of at least 15.

Entrants may submit up to three different titles that are self-published photobooks of any size, format, or style.

Photobooks will be juried by their PDFs. They will be judged on the basis of: book design including page layouts, text, cover; strength of the photography and the emotional impact of the overall book. All judging is at the complete discretion of the gallery/museum and all decisions of the gallery/museum are final.

All Submissions must be original works of authorship created by the photographer who submits the entries.

By entering, Contestant warrants that your Submission does not infringe any third party’s rights, and that you have obtained any necessary permissions from any third party to submit the Submission.

Once entered, all Submissions are final; no changes or edits may be made to your book.