$13,500 IN PRIZES | ENTRIES CLOSE 17 DECEMBER
Australian and New Zealand citizens, residents, students and companies are invited to enter the Photobook or Student category of the Australia and New Zealand Photobook Award 2018 by submitting a digital file and physical book. The entries will be judged on their excellence, originality and ‘fitness for purpose,’ and will be in the running for prizes valued at $13,500.
The Award is the evolution of the Australia Photobook of the Year Awards, established by Momento Pro in 2011, and the New Zealand Photobook of the Year Awards established in 2016. Under the patronage of Australia’s first print-on-demand photo book company, Momento Pro, the two award series have now been combined to offer more prizes, more prestige and more competition, including a new Student Award and print prizes for all finalists.
The cash and print prizes valued at $13,500 are designed to help the winners produce and promote their publications, while the finalist exhibition and printed catalogue showcase their work to photography lovers, media and critics across the world. The 2018 prizes include:
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This year a Student category has been established to give emerging talent the opportunity to shine. There is a nominal fee to enter the Photobook category, while entry to the Student category is free. Entrants must register online and upload a digital book file by 17 December 2018, then submit a physical copy of the book by 17 January 2019. The full Terms & Conditions, judging criteria, and entry form are available at www.anzphotobookaward.com.
The growing interest in photo books created in the southern hemisphere is signified by the presence of internationally renowned photo book designer Teun van der Heijden, co-founder of Dutch graphic design agency Heijdens Karwai, on the judging panel. Heijden will join Judging Chair, Heidi Romano of Unless You Will, and four local experts in photo editing, book design and publishing including:
The finalists will be announced in early February 2019, and the Award ceremony will be hosted in Melbourne in March 2019. The resulting finalist exhibition will travel to Sydney, Brisbane, Wagga Wagga, Auckland and Wellington so photo book lovers from the region, who are also invited to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award, can experience the best photo books. Australia and New Zealand currently have to offer.
Momento Pro is Australia’s first and finest print-on-demand book company that specialises in producing photo books and publications for photographers and artists in quantities of one up to 250. Momento Pro is also the patron of the Australia and New Zealand Photobook Award that celebrates and showcases the best photo books from the region to local and international audiences.