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Dummy Award Kassel 2015 : Open Call !


Dummy Award Kassel 2015
The Fotobookfestival Kassel invites again all photographers to present their so-far unpublished* photobooks to an international public and to eminent experts. In 2015 the best 50 books will be shortlisted by a pre-jury and will be exhibited at international photo events in Kassel, Dublin, Madrid, Oslo, Paris, Rome and São Paulo. From these 50 titles, 3 winners will be chosen by an international jury of experts at the Fotobookfestival Kassel in June. The winner of the First Prize will be given the opportunity to realize their dummy as a »real« book in cooperation with our production partner, k-books, Germany, and will be reported on in the magazine European Photography. The First Prize also includes, apart from the book production, the presentation of the photobook-work during the next Fotobookfestival in Kassel in 2016. The Second Prize is a book production voucher valued at € 500; the Third Prize is a voucher valued at € 300 given by our partner, k-books.

Who can enter ?
Any photographer from around the world who accepts the terms and conditions can participate by registering for the competition and submitting an unpublished* work as a book. All self-published books or books published through publishing platforms like blurb can be submitted. Only books published already by a publishing house cannot be accepted. The participant states that the submitted work has never been published by a publishing house*.

We require 2 copies of a physical printed book of all the entries sent to us by the photographers/authors. Registration closes on 15 May 2015. The latest arrival date for the dummies is also 15 May 2015. Entries can only be registered online. We charge € 34 per entry and book. There is no limitation to the number of entries per person. If you would like your book to be returned to you, then we will require a further postage and handling charge per entry: within Germany € 8; within Europe € 13; all other countries € 20. Payments can only be made online via our Paypal account during the registration process. Dummies that make the shortlist will be shown during different photo events as announced. Because some of these events take place at the same time, we request two copies of the dummy.


*»unpublished« MEANS All books published digitally or by self-publishing or through a photobook-publishing platform like blurb can be submitted.

Dummy Award Kassel 2015
Festival : 4th – 7th June, 2015
Koenigstor 14a

D-34117 Kassel

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