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2017 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards

Initiated in November 2012 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.

WHAT WINNERS RECEIVE

The First PhotoBook Prize
A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first finished, publicly available photobook is judged to be the best of the year. Twenty books from this category will be selected for the Shortlist, presented to the jury for the final selection, and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The PhotoBook of the Year Prize
This prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) and publisher responsible for the photobook judged to be the best of the year. Ten books from this category will be selected for the Shortlist, presented to the jury for the final selection, and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The Photography Catalogue of the Year Prize
Awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of the year. Five books from this category will be selected for the Shortlist, presented to the jury for the final selection, and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The shortlisted books, accompanied by the jury’s comments, will be featured in the fall 2017 edition of The PhotoBook Review, issue 013 (published by Aperture Foundation), to be released at Paris Photo.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will need to provide the following information for each book submitted:

    • Book title, year of publication, and publisher information
    • A short description / summary of the book and why it’s being submitted to that particular category (400 characters)
    • The photographer or author’s name, as well as the designer and editor’s names
    • Book dimensions (in inches and centimeters), number of pages, the edition number or print run
    • A short description of where the book is sold (200 characters)
    • An image or render of the book cover (PDF or JPG file)
    • Book cover (you can upload an image or render of the book cover—PDF or JPG files accepted
TIME FRAME

Call for entries opens: May 24, 2017 (9:00 a.m. EST, 1:00 p.m. UTC)
Deadline (by which books must arrive at Aperture in New York): September 15, 2017 (12:00 noon EST, 4:00 p.m. UTC)
Shortlist announcement: September 22, 2017
Winners announcement: November 10, 2017
Exhibition at Aperture Gallery: December 9, 2017–February 3, 2018

HOW TO ENTER

To submit, please complete a submission form for each entry and complete payment at Picter.com. Once your submission(s) and payment(s) are successfully submitted, you will then need to print each individual submission summary and mail it, along with one copy of the books(s) you are submitting per entry*, to Aperture Foundation in New York:

Aperture Foundation
Attn: PhotoBook Awards
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York 10001

*If you are submitting the same book for two different categories you must send two copies: one for each category.

ENTRY FEES

First PhotoBook: $30 per book
PhotoBook of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher
Photography Catalogue of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher

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