Photobook Awards Open Call

This page offers a growing resource for possibilities of grants, access to information and sharing contact of people for the growing bookmakers community with a focus on India. The resources listed below are for the year 2020 and will be regularly updated.

To enlist a grant or award, please write to us at offsetprojects@gmail.com.

FEBRUARY

GRANT : Singapore International Photo Festival Photobook Awards
DEADLINE :  varies each year from Feb – June.
FEE : 30 USD
AWARD :  There are two categories in the awards –
Published Photobook : USD$2,000 and Award Trophy presented at the Award Night
Photobook Maquette :
REMARKS :  The top 50 finalists’ books will be archived as part of the library collection at DECK for public reference. Entries that are not shortlisted can be self-collected by the applicant from the DECK office in December 2020. Shipment and registered postage for book return have to be arranged at the cost of the applicant.
LINK TO SUBMIT :  http://register.sipf.sg/photobooks-opencall/

JULY

GRANT : Serendipity Arles Grant
DEADLINE :  7th July. Now extended to 21st July
FEE : None
AWARD : The grant will have two phases. Phase I will support 10 artists with a grant amount INR 70,000/- (approximately EUR 800)* each along with an opportunity to showcase at the forthcoming edition of Serendipity Arts Festival. Phase II will support 1 artist out of the 10 with a grant amount of INR 12,00,000 (approximately EUR 15,000)* to develop their project for Rencontres d’Arles, France in 2022.
REMARKS :  This is a grant not specific to photobooks but lens based works in progress. Submissions are open to projects produced by individuals, collectives, duos, and collaborations. Applicants must be residents of countries mentioned above, for at least 5 years or more, and practicing for the same amount of time. Age – up to 45 years (as of announcement date) The call is focused on projects in progress. Applicants must submit supporting documents to outline the progress.
LINK TO SUBMIT : https://www.serendipityartsfoundation.org/projects/serendipity-arles-grant-2020/

GRANT : Lucie PhotoBook Prize
DEADLINE :  31 July. Now extended to 30th November
FEE : 35-55 USD
AWARD :  Traditional category: $3,000 cash prize. Independent category: $2,000
REMARKS :  One of the very few awards that accepts online submissions. The Awards also have 14 categories to apply to.
LINK TO SUBMIT :  https://www.luciephotobookprize.org/submit

AUGUST

GRANT : artVarta Research and Publishing Grant
DEADLINE :  31st August.
FEE : No entrance fee.
AWARD :  The Grant will be awarded to two individuals, one each in the field of research and publishing; and the recipients will receive a grant of 100,000 rupees each.
REMARKS :  
LINK TO SUBMIT :  https://akarprakar.com/open-call-second-edition-of-artvarta-research-and-publishing-grant/

SEPTEMBER

GRANT : ALKAZI PHOTOBOOK GRANT
DEADLINE : 1st September 2020
FEE : No entrance fee
AWARD : 4 Lakh INR
REMARKS : Applicants should not hold any other fellowship or grant relating to the proposed project. This is a one-time grant for this project. Alkazi Foundation for the Arts will be credited as publisher of the first edition.
AFA will work closely with the photographer to realize the final book.
LINK TO SUBMIT : https://alkazifoundation.org/photobook-grant-2020/

GRANT : Kassel Dummy Award
DEADLINE :  2nd September 2020- Last date to receive physical copies of the dummy.
FEE : 36-54 Euros
AWARD :  First Prize will be produced by Turkish photobook printing and binding house MAS, Istanbul in cooperation with the Kasseler Fotografie Festival gUG, Kassel, Germany.
The winners of the Second- and Third Prize will get a production voucher worth 2.000 and 1.000 Euro for future projects donated also by our partner MAS, Istanbul.
REMARKS :
LINK TO SUBMIT :  https://fotobookfestival.org/produkt/kassel-dummy-award-2020-registration/

GRANT : Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards
DEADLINE :  12th September 2020 4:29am
FEE :First PhotoBook: 20 USD per project.
PhotoBook of the Year: 50 USD for first project, 20 USD every other project.
Photography Catalogue of the Year: 50 USD for first project, 20 USD every other project
AWARD : First PhotoBook: 10,000 USD for the awardee. Shortlist of 20 books.
PhotoBook of the Year: Awarded to photographer and publisher of the book. Shortlist of 10 books.
Photography Catalogue of the Year: Awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution. Shortlist of 5 books.
REMARKS :  All shortlisted books will be exhibited at Paris Photo and presented to the jury for final selection. They will also be featured in the fall 2020 edition of The PhotoBook Review (published by Aperture Foundation), to be released at Paris Photo.
LINK TO SUBMIT :  https://contests.picter.com/photobook-awards-2020

GRANT :PHOTO 2020 x Perimeter International Photobook Prize
DEADLINE : 13th September
FEE :45 AUD
AWARD : The winner of PHOTO 2020 x Perimeter International Photobook Prize will have their work published, promoted and distributed by Perimeter Editions and its associated distribution partners Perimeter Distribution and Idea Books.
REMARKS : The winner of the Prize will have their work published, promoted and distributed by Perimeter Editions and its associated distribution partners Perimeter Distribution and Idea Books. 
LINK TO SUBMIT : https://www.photo.org.au/participate/international-photobook-prize#:~:text=The%20aim%20of%20the%20prize,Perimeter%20Distribution%20and%20Idea%20Books.

GRANT : LUMA RENCONTRES, DUMMY BOOK AWARD ARLES
DEADLINE : 1st-26th September 2020
FEE : Announced on their website at the given link in September.
AWARD : Production budget of 25,000 euros
REMARKS :
LINK TO SUBMIT : https://www.rencontres-arles.com/fr/luma-rencontresdummy-book-award-arles-2020/

GRANT : Arles Book Awards 2020 : AUTHOR BOOK AWARD / HISTORICAL BOOK AWARD / PHOTO TEXT BOOK AWARD
DEADLINE : 1st-26th September 2020
FEE : Announced on their website at the given link in September.
AWARD : 6,000 euros for each category winner.
REMARKS :
LINK TO SUBMIT : https://www.rencontres-arles.com/en/prix-du-livre/

GRANT :ICP / GOST First Photo Book Award
DEADLINE : September
FEE :35USD
AWARD : A first book designed, edited, printed and published by ICP / GOST imprint, including distribution, press and promotion. The winner also receives a portion of personal copies of the book from the first print run.           
REMARKS : GOST accept online submissions only, no finalized PDF’s but a selection of upto 100 images and will work with the photographer in the final edit and book making along with their team.
LINK TO SUBMIT : https://gostbooks.com/bookaward/
awards@gostbooks.com 

OCTOBER

GRANT : FotoEvidence Book Award, World Press Photo
DEADLINE : 10th October, 2020
FEE : 50 USD
AWARD : The selected project will be published as part of a series of FotoEvidence books.
REMARKS : For photographers unable to pay the entry fee, they can write a letter explaining their circumstances to BookAward@Fotoevidence.com. Email an explanation of your situation, a description of your project three to five images or link to your work. The images should be 72 dpi and 1024 pixels the longest side. If they find your project strong enough, entrance fee can be removed for the applicant. Photographers may submit two separate portfolios of up to 15 images each. A separate application and entry fee is required for each entry.
LINK TO SUBMIT :  http://fotoevidence.com/page/book-award

NOVEMBER

GRANT : MACK First Book Award
DEADLINE :  Dates to be announced in September 2020. Submission opens usually in November.
FEE :
AWARD :  Shortlist of the ten best submissions. The winner will collaborate with MACK in publishing their book project.
REMARKS :  Only for unpublished or self published FIRST books by the author. Submission form also allows for return of books after the jury selection.
LINK TO SUBMIT :  https://www.firstbookaward.com/submission-guidelines

GRANT : Generator- Cooperative Art Production Fund  
DEADLINE : Applications may be submitted at any time during 2020. Applications will be reviewed and replied to within 90 days from the date of application received. Successful applications will be disbursed the agreed funds within 30 days.          
FEE : No entrance fee.         
AWARD : Grant amounts awarded will be between USD 500 and USD 2000. An artist can only receive one bursary a year.     
REMARKS : Open to all visual artists, irrespective of medium of practice. There are no limitations concerning age, region or provenance of the applicant. A rotating jury will review the applications. Applications in vernacular and foreign languages are also welcome.
LINK TO SUBMIT : https://experimenter.in/images/generator.pdf

JANUARY

GRANT : Vevey Images Book Prize
DEADLINE : Entries for the Vevey 2021/2022 Images Book Prize will open in January 2021.
FEE : 40 Euros
AWARD :  A support of CHF 10’000.- (approx. € 9000) for the awardee.
REMARKS :  Festival Images takes place in even years but Images Vevey also allocates support grants for photographic projects every other year.
LINK TO SUBMIT :  https://www.images.ch/fr/grand-prix-images/infos-pratiques/

GRANT : Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards
DEADLINE : January 2021.
FEE : No submission fee required.
AWARD :  The Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards consist of two prizes: £5,000 for the best book on photography and £5,000 for the best book on the moving image as selected by a panel of specialist judges.
REMARKS :  The authors of shortlisted titles will be invited to attend the awards ceremony in London as guests of the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation. Travel costs and two nights hotel accommodation as arranged by the Foundation (or an equivalent financial contribution) will be offered to one
representative of each shortlisted book. Books submitted must be published, distributed or available to buy in the UK.
LINK TO SUBMIT :  http://www.kraszna-krausz.org.uk/2017-book-awards/


GrANT/ AWARDDEADLINE FEEAWARDlink to submitremarks
Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards12th September 2020
4:29am
First PhotoBook:
20 USD per project.


PhotoBook of the Year:
50 USD for first project, 20 USD every other project.


Photography Catalogue of the Year:
50 USD for first project, 20 USD every other project
First PhotoBook:
10,000 USD for the awardee. Shortlist of 20 books.

PhotoBook of the Year:
Awarded to photographer and publisher of the book. Shortlist of 10 books.

Awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution. Shortlist of 5 books.
https://contests.picter.com/photobook-awards-2020All shortlisted books will be exhibited at Paris Photo and presented to the jury for final selection. They will also be featured in the fall 2020 edition of The PhotoBook Review (published by Aperture Foundation), to be released at Paris Photo.
MACK First Book AwardDates to be announced in September 2020. Submission opens usually in November. Shortlist of the ten best submissions. The winner will collaborate with MACK in publishing their book project.https://www.firstbookaward.com/submission-guidelinesOnly for unpublished or self published FIRST books by the author. Submission form also allows for return of books after the jury selection.
Kassel Dummy Award2nd September 2020- Last date to receive physical copies of the dummy. 36-54 EurosFirst Prize will be produced by Turkish photobook printing and binding house MAS, Istanbul in cooperation with the Kasseler Fotografie Festival gUG, Kassel, Germany.
The winners of the Second- and Third Prize will get a production voucher worth 2.000 and 1.000 Euro for future projects donated also by our partner MAS, Istanbul.
https://fotobookfestival.org/produkt/kassel-dummy-award-2020-registration/
Lucie PhotoBook Prize31 July. Now extended to 30th November35-55 USDTraditional category: $3,000 cash prize. Independent category: $2,000https://www.luciephotobookprize.org/submitOne of the very few awards that accepts online submissions. The Awards also have 14 categories to apply to.
Vevey Images Book PrizeEntries for the Vevey 2021/2022 Images Book Prize will open in January 2021.40 EurosA support of CHF 10’000.- (approx. € 9000) for the awardee. https://www.images.ch/fr/grand-prix-images/infos-pratiques/Festival Images takes place in even years but Images Vevey also allocates support grants for photographic projects every other year.
PHOTO 2020 x Perimeter International Photobook Prize13th September45 AUDThe winner of PHOTO 2020 x Perimeter International Photobook Prize will have their work published, promoted and distributed by Perimeter Editions and its associated distribution partners Perimeter Distribution and Idea Books.https://www.photo.org.au/participate/international-photobook-prize#:~:text=The%20aim%20of%20the%20prize,Perimeter%20Distribution%20and%20Idea%20Books.The winner of the Prize will have their work published, promoted and distributed by Perimeter Editions and its associated distribution partners Perimeter Distribution and Idea Books. 
ICP / GOST First Photo Book AwardUsually ends in September.35 USDA first book designed, edited, printed and published by ICP / GOST imprint, including distribution, press and promotion. The winner also receives a portion of personal copies of the book from the first print run.https://gostbooks.com/bookaward/


awards@gostbooks.com 
GOST accept online submissions only, no finalized PDF’s but a selection of upto 100 images and will work with the photographer in the final edit and book making along with their team.
FotoEvidence Book Award, World Press Photo10th October, 202050USDThe selected project will be published as part of a series of FotoEvidence books.http://fotoevidence.com/page/book-awardFor photographers unable to pay the entry fee, they can write a letter explaining their circumstances to BookAward@Fotoevidence.com. Email an explanation of your situation, a description of your project three to five images or link to your work. The images should be 72 dpi and 1024 pixels the longest side. If they find your project strong enough, entrance fee can be removed for the applicant.

Photographers may submit two separate portfolios of up to 15 images each. A separate application and entry fee is required for each entry.
LUMA RENCONTRES

DUMMY BOOK AWARD ARLES
1st-26th September 2020Announced on their website at the given link in September. Production budget of 25,000 euroshttps://www.rencontres-arles.com/fr/luma-rencontresdummy-book-award-arles-2020/
Arles Book Awards 2020 : AUTHOR BOOK AWARD / HISTORICAL BOOK AWARD / PHOTO TEXT BOOK AWARD1st-26th September 2020Announced on their website at the given link in September.6,000 euros for each category winner.
https://www.rencontres-arles.com/en/prix-du-livre/
ALKAZI PHOTOBOOK GRANT1st September 2020No entrance fee4 Lakh INRhttps://alkazifoundation.org/photobook-grant-2020/Applicants should not hold any other fellowship or grant relating to the proposed project. This is a one-time grant for this project. Alkazi Foundation for the Arts will be credited as publisher of the first edition.
AFA will work closely with the photographer to realize the final book.
Generator- Cooperative Art Production FundApplications may be submitted at any time during 2020. Applications will be reviewed
and replied to within 90 days from the date of application received. Successful applications will be
disbursed the agreed funds within 30 days.
No entrance fee.Grant amounts awarded will be between USD 500 and USD 2000. An artist can
only receive one bursary a year.
https://experimenter.in/images/generator.pdfOpen to all visual artists, irrespective of medium of practice. There are no limitations concerning age, region or provenance of the applicant. A rotating jury will review the applications. Applications in vernacular and foreign
languages are also welcome.