We think that this is another interesting photobook prize to consider; here are the details:
The Lucie Foundation is dedicated to celebrating all forms of photography, in print and online and is pleased to introduce the Lucie Photo Book Prize. This program is a juried competition open to a diversity of submissions – from published to prototype to hand-made books. The awards will be presented to photographers, editors, curators or publishers who have created such projects anywhere in the world within the last 24 months of our public call, starting July 25. The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer two cash prizes to the top two finalists for their outstanding work – one Traditional $3,000 cash prize and one Independent $2,000 cash prize. The Traditional Prize will be awarded to a photographer, editor, curator or publisher whose book is commercially produced and distributed. The Independent Prize will be awarded to a photographer, editor, curator or publisher whose book is published and distributed independently. The Lucie Photo Book Prize will coincide with the Lucie Foundation’s programming in New York City this fall, which includes the prestigious 15th Annual Lucie Awards, the 3rd annual Lucie Technical Awards and our sister-effort, the International Photography Awards Best of Show. The top 30 finalists will have their work displayed at Splashlight Studios in New York City on October 28, 2017.
Photographers, editors, and curators are all welcome to submit their books. Eligible books include exhibition catalogs, prototypes, proposals, independently published, self-published, traditional, limited edition, multi-artist, multi-author, single-author, intersectional, zine, handmade, reissue, and more!
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:
August 25, 2017 (08/25/17 update): Extended to September 6th!
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: October 2, 2017
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: October 28, 2017
- Traditional- $50 for first submission, $30 for each additional category.
The Traditional Prize will be awarded to a photographer, editor, curator or publisher whose book is commercially produced and distributed.
- Independent- $25 for first submission, $10 for each additional category.
The Independent Prize will be awarded to a photographer, editor, curator or publisher whose book is published and distributed independently.
1-Exhibition Catalogue: Printed publication made to accompany a temporary exhibition or installation at a gallery or alternative space.
2- First: Open to photographers, authors, and publishers who have not previously had a book published by a third party publishing house.
3- Handmade: Self-published book made by hand.
4-Intersectional: Publication that mixes photography with another medium. This can include text, music, painting, graphic design, poetry, and more.
5-Limited Edition: A book that is released in a limited quantity print run.
6-Multi-Artist: More than one artist, curator, etc. is featured in the publication.
7-Multi Author: Publication composed by more than one author.
8- Proposal: Plan or scheme of a publication, including visual and text which outlines book idea. To be juried by three publishing companies.
9-Prototype: Mock-up of a proposed publication.
10- Other: Publication that does not fit within in any of the thirteen categories.
11-Reissue: A book that has not been available for a period of time, but is now being published or produced again.
12- Self-Published: Publication of any book or other media by its author without the involvement of an established publisher.
13-Single Author: Publication produced by one author.
14- Zine: A small-circulation, self-published work.
SUBCATEGORIES: Culture, Documentary, Fashion, Fine Art, Nature, Other, Photojournalism, Portrait, Single Subject
The newly established Lucie Photo Book Jury – consisting of independent curators, creative directors, editors Lucie Honorees, and photography critics – will take part in recognizing and rewarding deserving photographers, editors, curators, and publishers who share the passion of making incredible imagery through the photo book medium. The Jury is responsible for choosing the 30 finalists, as well as the top two cash prize winners.
ABOUT LUCIE FOUNDATION
Lucie Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization whose three-tiered mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography, worldwide. Lucie Foundation presents a variety of programs throughout the year, including its signature program, The Lucie Awards.