2018 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards

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About the 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 2018 edition of The PhotoBook Review issue 015 (published by Aperture Foundation), to be released at Paris Photo.

 

How to enter

  • Generate your submission form
  • Complete payment via picter.com
  • Send your photobook(s) with your submission form(s) to Aperture Foundation in New York
  • 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 that particular category
  • 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
  • An image or render of the book cover (JPG file)

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
  • From May 30, 2018 to June 30, 2018: Early Bird Special
  • First PhotoBook: $20 per project
  • PhotoBook of the Year: $50 for first project from a given publisher, $20 for each subsequent project from the same publisher
  • Photography Catalogue of the Year: $50 for first project from a given publisher, $20 for each subsequent project from the same publisher

Delivery of books

All books must be received by Aperture’s New York office before September 14, 2018. This date does not include postmark. All entries must be physically received by this date and there will be no refunds if the books are not delivered on time. Books should be sent to:

Timeline:

Call For Entries Open: 30 May 2018

Submission Deadline: 14 September 2018

Shortlist announcement: September 2018

Winner Announcement: 9 November 2018

Exhibition Start: 8 December 2018

 

Submission Requirments

  • Author / Photographer information
  • Book dimensions (in inches and centimeters), number of pages, the edition number or print run
  • ISBN number
  • Short description where the book is sold
  • Book title, year of publication, and publisher information
  • Book cover [upload an image or render of the book cover]
  • A short description / summary of the book and why it’s being submitted to that particular category
  • The photographer of author’s name, as well as the designer and the editor’s names
  • Biography and CV

 

Entrance Fees

From May 30 – June 30: Early Bird Special

First PhotoBook: $30 per book

PhotoBook of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each additional entry

Photography Catalogue of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each additional entry

 

 

Deadline: 
09/14/2018
Application Fee: 
$30, $60