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Terms & Conditions

How to enter

1. Register your entry online by 11:59pm AEDT on 22 January 2024 including the:

  • Upload of a low-resolution PDF of the book (less than 200MB) OR full documentation of the book if your publication is handmade
  • Upload of a cover image in JPEG format (or first page if there is no cover design)
  • Payment of the entry fee

2. Submit a physical copy by 11:59pm AEDT on 31 January 2024 to the addresses below

The package must be addressed to Australian and New Zealand Photobook Awards c/o PHOTO Australia and include the entrants name
For the book to be returned, the package must include a postage paid envelope with your return address

By Post or Courier: PHOTO Australia – 11 Palmer Parade, Cremorne, VIC 3121

Entry Fees

Photobook and Pre-press Pricing

  • A$55.00 inc GST

Student Pricing

  • A$35.00 inc GST

Book Requirements

  • Your book must have been published or finalised between January 1st, 2020 and January 22nd, 2024. Books completed or published earlier than this date will not be considered for judging
  • Must be a publication that focuses on photographic content presented visually
  • Can be printed via any method or service
  • Can be unpublished, self published, trade published or published by an academic or cultural institution
  • Does not require an ISBN
  • Can include work by one or more photographers who meet all entrant requirements outlined below
  • Can include found images as long as they meet all other terms and conditions
  • Must not infringe copyright, breach any laws or violate third party rights
  • Must be submitted as a digital PDF file compatible with the requirements outlined below, and as a physical copy if entering the Photobook or Student Photobook category
  • Must not have been entered into previous Australian & New Zealand Photobook Awards
  • Books will be returned to non-finalists who include a prepaid, self-addressed envelope with their book submission
  • Winner and finalist books will remain in the Award archives for public access and exhibition
  • We do not accept responsibility for damaged books or books lost in transit

Entrant Requirements

  • The entrant must be the photographer or publisher of the book
  • The entrant owns the copyright or provide written copyright permission on request
  • The entrant will register online and submit a digital file. Must also submit a physical book for Photobook and Student Photobook category
  • The entrant grants permission for the book to appear in digital and print promotions of the Awards
  • The entrant will indemnify Photo Collective against any and all claims by third parties relating to a violation of intellectual property rights as a result of entering this competition, and bear all costs arising from such a breach, including any damages

​Photobook and Pre-press Category Entrant Requirements

  • The entrant must be residing in Australia or New Zealand, or be an Australian or New Zealand citizen living overseas or a registered company in Australia or New Zealand
  • The entrant will pay the entry fee

​Student Entrant Requirements

  • The entrant will have created the book whilst enrolled at an Australian or New Zealand educational institution
  • The entrant will pay the entry fee
  • International students are eligible to enter, provided they meet the criteria above

Prize Requirements

  • Photobook category prizes can only be awarded to an entrant of the Photobook category
  • Pre-press category prizes can only be awarded to an entrant of the Pre-press category
  • Student prizes can only be awarded to Student entrants
  • Finalists will be exhibited in physical and online Award exhibition, catalogue and on the Photo Collective and Photo Australia websites
  • Prizes will be awarded to the entrant as listed in the entry form

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