Φωτοbook Dummy Awards 2017

Open Call
1st prize: design and production of 150 copies. Guidance by Stefano Bianchi and Eva Voutsaki, distribution of the completed book via Photobookstore.gr
2nd prize: participation to the photo book seminar that will take place during the festival, guidance and distribution of the completed book via Photobookstore.gr
3rd prize: guidance through 2 skype meetings and distribution of the finished book via Photobookstore.gr

Besides the dummies from the three winners, all finalists will be exhibited during the 1st Φωτοbook Dummy Awards exhibition of Photometria. The exhibition will travel to Chania, Thessaloniki and other festivals that photometria collaborates with.


Eva Voutsaki

Ιnternationally recognized photographer and advocate of self-published photographic books. Her dummies have been exhibited in the Tokyo Institute of Photography, in the Museum of Photographic book in Cologne, and others. More information on her personal page www.evavoutsaki.com

Stefano Bianchi

Ιnitiator and founder of the Internet platform Crowdbooks that facilitates the financing, production and distribution of photography books https://crowdbooks.com

Terms of participation

All proposals will be judged on their aesthetically and conceptually association between the pictures and how they communicate with each other in the printed book.

A dummy is an unfinished book, hence imperfections are accepted.

* Dummy = original idea and unfinished first edition of the book, so that the creator / publisher understands the format / size / nature of the final book. As a draft of the idea it warrants defects and is open to change and improvement.

The selected books from the finalists will be exhibited during Photometria International Photography Festival and then form a mobile library that will travel to Chania (LEFKI) and Thessaloniki.

The submitted work can be individual or collective.

Only one dummy per participant can be submitted and it must be original and not published or exhibited as a whole in a major photography event previously.

The work should be as close as possible to the final version.

The process has 2 stages:

A: Emailing the material

Β: Sending the material by post.

In detail:

A Stage: (Until May 1st)

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A.1 The dummy as a PDF file

A.2 The application form Photometria_Dummy-Award_2017_application_EN participation through the following format: adding your surname after EN (eg: Photometria_Dummy Award_2017_application_EN_Voutsaki)

A.3 A few photos of the dummy as an object.

A.4 Payment of the fee through the e-shop of Photometria Festival which is: 10 Euros

B Stage: Finalists will be notified by e-mail by May 9th and they should post their dummies until May 21st. to the following address: 
Agia Sofia 31, post code 45221, Anatoli - Ioannina, Greece.