Open Call: Dummy

PhotoBoox Award 2017

July 15, 2017

On the occasion of Photolux Festival International Biennial of Photography 2017, PHOTOLUX, EyesOpen! and ceiba editions promote an international call for photobooks, the PhotoBoox Award 2017.

The award is aimed to recognize the best unpublished projects, giving them a broad visibility and a chance for publication. The winning project will be produced and published by ceiba editions, with the sponsorship of PHOTOLUX and the support of EyesOpen!, and will be presented during the Festival.

Who can participate?

Submissions for the PhotoBoox Award 2017 are free of charge and open to all photographers or collectives, professionals and non, from all countries. Submissions

Quality, originality and consistency of the project are the main criteria for inclusion in the selection.

Every participant can submit only one book project. The project must be unpublished. Projects already published by a publishing house or self-published will not be included. Technical Details

The project must be submitted as a physical paper dummy, complete in every aspect (including texts and graphic design).

Along with the dummy the following documentation must be included:

• personal data of the photographer/collective: name, surname, address, phone number, email address;
• curriculum vitae;
• title and description of the project (max. 1000 characters);
• technical information of the dummy (size, page number, paper, binding); ***
• cost estimate comprehending all necessary parts for publication; ***
• authorization to Photolux Festival, Eyes Open! and ceiba editions, to use the pictures submitted, electronically, and in print in the context of this competition, to document and promote this and future Festivals and competitions.

*** The winner of the award will sign a regular publishing contract with ceiba editions. The edition will be published in collaboration with the artist, based on the submitted dummy. However, ceiba editions holds the pre-rogative to adapt size, shape and form to improve the project for best production and marketing purposes. The edition will be printed with the support of Grafiche dell'Artiere.

NOTE: the dummies will not be returned.