Terms & Conditions

How to enter

1. Register your entry online by 11:59:59pm AEDT on 28 February 2022 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 11:59:59pm AEDT on 28 February 2022 to the addresses below

The package must be addressed to Australian Photobook Awards c/o Photo Collective and include the entrants name

By Post or Courier: Photo Collective, PO BOX 106 Brunswick West 3055

Entry Fees

Photobook and Pre-press Pricing

  • A$55.00 inc GST

Student Pricing

  • A$35.00 inc GST

Book Requirements

  • Must be a publication that focuses on photographic content presented in a visual narrative
  • 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  • Can be unpublished, self published, trade published or published by an academic or cultural institution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 have been published or the design completed between 1st of January 2019 and 28th of February 2022
  • 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 Categories
  • Must not have been entered into previous Australian or New Zealand Photobook Of The Year 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

  • Must be the photographer or publisher of the book
  • Must own the copyright or provide written copyright permission on request
  • Must register online and submit a digital file. Must also submit a physical book for Photobook and Student categories
  • Must agree to be added to the Photo Collective and Momento Pro email list
  • Must grant permission for the book to appear in digital and print promotions of the Awards
  • Must 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
  • If selected as a finalist:
    • Must approve the inclusion of a double page spread from the finalist book to be printed and hung in the exhibition

​Photobook and Pre-press Category Entrant Requirements

  • Must be residing in Australia, an Australian citizen living overseas or a registered company in Australia
  • Must pay the entry fee

​Student Entrant Requirements

  • Must have created the book whilst enrolled at an Australian educational institution
  • Must 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
  • Open and Student finalists will be selected from Photobook and Pre-press category entrants
  • Category winners are not eligible to receive the Commended credit prize
  • The People’s Choice winner is selected from the finalists, and goes to the book with the most votes submitted by visitors to the physical and online Award exhibition
  • Finalists will be exhibited in physical and online Award exhibition, catalogue and on the Photo Collective and Momento Pro websites
  • Prizes will be awarded to the entrant as listed in the entry form

The print credit value:

  • Is in Australian Dollars
  • Can only be used for printing work created by the photographer or publisher
  • Is non-transferable to another party
  • In the case of a published photo book, 50% of the credit goes to the photographer and 50% to the publisher
  • Expires 18 months after written notification and no extension will be granted
  • Is not redeemable for cash, and cannot be combined with any other Momento Pro discount
  • Can be used to purchase standard books, booklets or albums in the Momento Pro print-on-demand range or volume range
  • Winner/s must register with the Momento Pro service within 30 days of the announcement to allow for the credit to be added to their account
  • Works printed using the credit prize can:
    • Only be produced by Momento Pro Australia
    • Only be delivered to an Australian address
    • Be included in Award, Momento Pro and Photo Collective promotions