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Thank you to all those who submitted to the Australia & New Zealand Photobook Awards 2024

Entries are now closed. We are looking forward to considering your beautiful books over the coming month, and cannot wait to award prize recipients at the PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography in Melbourne on the 23rd of March.

About

From 2011 – 2019, the Australia & New Zealand Photobook Award was facilitated by our friends at Momento Pro. In 2021, Photo Collective was handed custodianship of this significant award. Following our inaugural campaign in 2021/2022, we are excited to be back celebrating the very best of photobook making from Australia and New Zealand. In 2024 we will be presenting this award in partnership with PHOTO Australia, with winner announcements and the broader exhibition taking place during the Photobook Weekend as part of the PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography in Melbourne.

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.

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Timeline

January 22
Registration closes

January 31
Physical books must be delivered to PHOTO Australia, 11 Palmer Parade, Cremorne, VIC 3121

February
Preliminary and main judging will take place over the course of a month

March 23/24
Winners announcement and exhibition at PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography Photobook Weekend in Melbourne

Winner Announcements

Winners of the 2024 Australian & New Zealand Photobook Awards will be announced at the Photobook Weekend as part of the PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography in Melbourne. All shortlisted photobooks will be on display, we can’t wait to celebrate these beautiful books in person with our community. For more information, click here.

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

Administrators and employees of Photo Collective are not allowed to enter the award.

Prizes

Photobook

For printed publications

Winner: A$3000 exhibition printing support to further your projects reach

Entry Price: $55

Fill out the below form and upload your digital PDF, then mail your book to:
PHOTO Australia, 11 Palmer Parade, Cremorne, VIC 3121

Pre-press (digital/dummy)

For dummy books in PDF format (not yet printed)

Winner: A$1500 voucher to help you self-publish your photobook

Price: $55

Fill out the below form and upload your digital PDF.

Student - Photobook / Pre-press

For photobooks / pre-press photobooks, produced by Students within the given award period

Winner: Six month comprehensive mentorship program delivered in partnership with industry experts valued at A$1500+

Price: $35

Fill out the below form and upload your digital PDF, then mail your book to:
PHOTO Australia, 11 Palmer Parade, Cremorne, VIC 3121

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