Guide to Unique Photography Photobook Prize with Blurb
GUP is calling all photographers and artists for the 2009 edition of the Prize for Unique Photography (PUP). Deadline is October 1, 2009.
After four editions of PUP we have revamped the concept. Blurb decided to hook up with us and give PUP a fresh feel.
Entering the PUP competition is simple: Any photographer under 35 years of age with an idea for a book - which is largely based on autonomous photography - can take part. It is important that candidates show awareness of the form and lay-out of photo books and keep their theme central to their work. Mixed media is acceptable as long as photography is the main medium.
A professional jury consisting of renowned publishers, famous photographers and curators will pick the winner. The prize comprises of ten copies of the book and a whole lot of free publicity from Blurb, GUP and local media. GUP will offer the winner a unique chance to print a photo book and have a publication in GUP. The winner will be announced in November of this year when he or she will get the opportunity to sit down with GUP editors and curators to draw up plans for the book. The date of publication is spring 2010. The book will be internationally distributed online.
Contesters need to supply the following documentation:
Description (book)project (contents)
Description (book)project (design)
CD-rom/DVD-rom with photos of proposal/concept (only jpeg files)
Printed version with photos of proposal/concept
Documentation list with order and numbering of the supplied photos
Contesters can submit their written (book) project proposal, together with all visual documentation, before October 1st 2009, to:
GUP / PUP Lindengracht 35 1015 KB Amsterdam The Netherlands