Photobook Kassel Dummy Award 2016

Publish Date: Feb 17, 2016

Deadline: Apr 15, 2016

The Fotobookfestival Kassel invites again all photographers to present their so-far unpublished photobooks to an international public and to eminent experts.

In 2016 the best 50 books will be shortlisted by a pre-jury and will be exhibited at international photo events amongst others in Beijing, Dublin, Madrid, Oslo and Aarhus. From these 50 titles, 3 winners will be chosen by an international jury of experts during the 8. Fotobookfestival Kassel at the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing.

Who can enter?

Any photographer from around the world who accepts our entry conditions can participate by registering for the competition and submitting an unpublished* work as a book. Registrations will be open from 15 January to 15 April 2016. All self-published books or books published through publishing platforms like blurb can be submitted. Only books published already by a publishing house cannot be accepted. 


From all the entries 2 copies of a physical printed book are required sent to us by the photographers/authors. Entries can only be registered online. € 34 per entry and book is charged. There is no limitation to the number of entries per person. If you would like your book to be returned to you, then we will require a further postage and handling charge per entry: within Germany € 8; within Europe € 13; all other countries € 20. Payments can only be made online via our Paypal account during the registration process. Dummies that make the shortlist will be shown during different photo events as announced. Because some of these events take place at the same time, we request two copies of the dummy.


The winner of the First Prize will be given the opportunity to realize their dummy as a »real« book in cooperation with our production partner, k-books, Germany, and will be will be featured in European Photography magazine. The Second Prize is a book production voucher valued at € 500; the Third Prize is a voucher valued at € 300 given by our partner, k-books.


Registrations close 15 April 2016. The latest arrival date for the Dummies is also 15 April 2016.

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