A biennial celebration of Australian photography, design and publication

About

Since 2011, the Australia & New Zealand Photobook Award has been facilitated by our friends at Momento Pro. We are pleased to announce that as of 2021, Photo Collective is taking custodianship of the Australian side of this significant award.

Over the past decade, the Photobook Award has helped to progress the careers of students and artists, providing opportunities to produce publications and progress their photographic career.

Visit the gallery to see past winners

Criteria

The committee are tasked with discovering the best in photography, picture editing and publication design produced within the given award period. Those who review the digital and physical books assess the:

  • Photography, design, layout, typography and cover art
  • Photo editing and sequencing to create an engaging visual narrative
  • Originality of the concept and design
  • Use of imagery, text or supporting material to enhance the story in the photographs and/or book
  • Appropriateness of photography, design and format for the book’s intended purpose and audience

Committee members, administrators and employees of Photo Collective are not allowed to enter the award. From time to time a committee member may recognise a photobook or body of work. When discussing submissions, if a committee member speaks about a specific photobook and they know the creator, they will acknowledge this briefly so that the other panelists can take that into consideration.

The People’s Choice Award goes to the finalist who receives the most votes from visitors to the finalist exhibition and online voting.

Entry Info

Photobook

For printed publications

Winner: A$2000 print credit

Commended: A$1000 print credit

Entry Price: $55

Fill out the below form and upload your digital PDF, then mail your book to:
Photo Collective, PO BOX 106 Brunswick West 3055

Photobook Student

For photobooks produced by Students within the given award period

Winner: A$1000 print credit

Commended: A$750 print credit

Price: $35

Fill out the below form and upload your digital PDF, then mail your book to:
Photo Collective, PO BOX 106 Brunswick West 3055

Pre-press (digital/dummy)

For dummy books in PDF format (not yet printed)

Winner: A$2000 print credit

Commended: A$1000 print credit

Price: $55

Fill out the below form and upload your digital PDF.

Pre-press Student (digital/dummy)

For dummy books in PDF format (not yet printed) produced by Students within the given award period

Winner: A$1000 print credit

Commended: A$750 print credit

Price: $35

Fill out the below form and upload your digital PDF.

People’s Choice

Chosen by the public from the selection of Photobook and Student publications on show at the exhibition

Winner: A$300 print credit

Price: N/A

Finalist publications on display at the Photobook Awards exhibition and online can be voted upon by the general public attending. By the end of the exhibition the book with the most votes accumulated both in person and online will receive the People’s Choice award.

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