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'One for the books' - self published photo book comp.

17.06.13

Photography

Ever felt like you have skills with the camera yet never had the oppertunity to show them off? Well my friend, today is your lucky day! The team from Blurb books have team us with the Ballarat International Foto Biennale to offer one lucky winner and oppertunity to win a sum of money and have thier work showcased in Ballarat, Sydney & Melbourne.

If this sounds dope — get reading below and good luck! Fortune favours the brave!

ABOUT

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale with major sponsor Blurb, present ‘One for the Books’ an exciting new prize celebrating the book as an innovative and contemporary format for presenting photography in a creative and narrative form. This prize is specifically for self publish, print on demand books. Books previously published by a traditional publishing house are not eligible for entry.

WHO CAN ENTER

The 2013 ‘One for the Books’ Prize will accept submissions for two categories; Professional and Amateur.  Winners will be announced at on Monday 19th August 2013 at the Post Office Gallery, Ballarat. Entrants must be Australian residents

HOW MUCH TO ENTER

Entry is $10 per book. [discount for BIFB members] Limit of 3 books per entrant

WHAT TO ENTER

A PDF File of your complete book.  To be considered for the final your file must be in a format that can be produced by Blurb, as they will print the shortlisted books from which the winners will be selected.

WHERE TO SEND  PDF AND PAY ENTRY FEE

Upload your file and make your entry payment by clicking the enter button at the bottom of this page. You can only enter and pay online.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES

Monday July 1st,  11.00pm EST

THE JUDGING PROCESS

The initial judging panel will view all books online only, and select ten books from the Amateur Category and ten books from the Professional Category. These twenty books will be printed by Blurb and will be on display at the Post Office Gallery, Ballarat for the duration of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale from Saturday August 17th to Sunday September 15th 2013. The final judging panel will select the two winners from the display. The finalist exhibition will continue with two shows, one in Melbourne at Eleven40 Gallery, Malvern, and one in Sydney in the 12 months following the close of BIFB’13.

THE JUDGING PANELS

The shortlist judging panel will be  Lomography Australia & NZ’s Patrick Boland, Portfolio consultant Sally Brownbill, celebrated photojournalist Michael Coyne, M33 Director Helen Frajman, BIFB Festival Director Jeff Moorfoot, Fashion photographer Ric Wallis and  renowned landscape photographer Richard White

The Final Judging panel will be  Advertising photographer and Gallery owner Glenn Gibson, , Heidi Romano, designer and publisher of Unless You Will and Beta developments in Photography, Perimeter Books publisher Dan Rule and Blurb’s Garry Trinh.

THE PRIZES

The winners of both categories will each receive $1000 cash and a $500 Blurb voucher. All finalist books will be exhibited at the Post Office Gallery as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2013 Special Events Program, and will also tour to galleries in both Melbourne and Sydney in the following 12 months.

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale with major sponsor Blurb, present ‘One for the Books’ an exciting new prize celebrating the book as an innovative and contemporary format for presenting photography in a creative and narrative form. This prize is specifically for self publish, print on demand books. Books previously published by a traditional publishing house are not eligible for entry.

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