2016 CALL FOR ENTRIES

3 OCTOBER to 8 NOVEMBER - Details coming soon
The New Zealand Photo Book Of The Year Awards
 

Welcome to the first New Zealand Photo Book Of The Year Awards presented by Photobook New Zealand and Momento Pro. We have established the Awards to celebrate excellence and innovation in photo book creation, and to showcase the work of New Zealand photo artists to a growing local and international audience. The cash and credit prizes valued at $10,500 are designed to help photographers create, produce and promote their publications. Winners will be announced and exhibited at the inaugural Photobook New Zealand, March 2016.
 

Winners

Self Published Winner
+  F.16 G3 20/25/30 by Solomon Mortimer

Highly Commended: Cascade by Shelley Jacobson
Highly Commended: The Inbetween by Georgia Periam

Trade Published Winner
+  From Certainty to Doubt by Mark Purdom, published by Ramp Press

Highly Commended: Creamy Psychology by Yvonne Todd, published by Victoria University Press
Highly Commended: Vernacular by David Straight, published by Potton + Burton

Peoples Choice: Waipureku by Conor Findlay

View all Australian Photo Book of the Year Winners

Award Finalists

Self Published Photobooks
+ Cascade by Shelley Jacobson
+ F.16 G3 20/25/30 by Solomon Mortimer
+ Some kind of life in dying by Shelley Ashford
+ The Inbetween by Georgia Periam 
+ The Reality Principle by Yvonne Shaw
+ Waipureku by Conor Findlay
+ When the sun sets your eyes change colour (I hope this is true) by Solomon Mortimer & Zahra Killeen-Chance

Trade Published Photobooks
+ Creamy Psychology by Yvonne Todd & Victoria University Press
+ From Certainty to Doubt by Mark Purdom & Ramp Press
+ Karakia by Ben Clement, Sallyann Clement & Bloom Publishing
+ New Zealand Photography Collected by Te Papa Press
+ The Imperial Body by Fiona Amundsen & split/fountain 
+ Vernacular - The Everyday Landscape of New Zealand by David Straight & Potton + Burton

Winners announced at Photobook New Zealand - 6:30pm Friday March 11
Partners
 

 

The inaugural Photobook New Zealand festival includes a book fair, workshops, presentations and panel discussions that will provide a venue for selling work, sharing stories and learning about photography and publishing practice and opportunities, as well as exploring the history of photobooks in New Zealand. It will be hosted at Massey University's College of Creative Arts in Tasman St, Wellington from 11 to 13 March 2016. To book a place or host a book launch at the Bookfair that runs from the opening night on Friday 11 March to 5pm Saturday 12 March submit your request here by 14 February.

More at www.photoforum-nz.org/photobooknz
 

Momento Pro is the first and finest on-demand photobook producer that services amateur, emerging, enthusiast and professional photographers and other creatives for Australia and New Zealand.  We are committed to supporting photographers in the region, encourage best practice and innovation photo book production and are proud to the be major sponsor of the Awards and Photobook New Zealand. 

More at www.momentopro.co.nz

Categories + Prizes
 

Momento Pro is delighted to offer cash and credit prizes valued at $10,500.  Full category descriptions below.

Self Published Photobook Of The Year $2,000 cash + $5,000 Momento Pro printing
Trade Published Photobook Of The Year $1,000 cash + $2,000 Momento Pro printing
People’s Choice Photobook Of The Year $500 Momento Pro printing
Important Dates
 
Entries open 1 Nov 2015
Entries close 8 Feb 2016
Award Presentation 11 Mar 2016
Exhibitions Schedule Below
Judging
 

David Cook of Photobook New Zealand will chair a panel of photography, design & publishing experts including:


The judges will review the physical books and assess their excellence in:

Photography – quality of vision and sequencing of images

Design – layout, typography, cover art, narrative flow

Format – suitability of materials and presentation for purpose

Audience – suitability for exhibition, sale or collection

People's Choice Award

The People's Choice Award is judged from Finalist entries in the Award exhibition only. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to complete a voting form confirming their favourite book. The book with the most votes wins the People's Choice Photobook Of The Year Award.


Exhibitions

Winner and finalist books will be showcased in an exhibition at Photobook New Zealand 11-13 March 2016. Other venues are welcome to host the exhibition by contacting awards@photobookoftheyear.co.nz.

H.R. Gallop Gallery, Wagga Wagga
4 to 22 July
Exibition Times: TBC

Building 21, Boorooma St
Charles Sturt University


Whitecliffe College, Auckland
15 to 30 November
Exibition Times: TBC

24 Balfour Road, Parnell



Past Exhibitions

Momento Pro, Sydney
24 March to 7 April
Weekdays 12 - 4pm

20-40 Meagher St, Chippendale
Limited visitor parking available


Maud Gallery
, Brisbane

14 April to 24 April
Exibition Times: Wed to Fri @ 4-7pm, Sat to Sun @ 11-4pm

6 Maud Street, Newstead

Award Presentation

Fri 11 Mar @ 5.30 – 7.30pm
Massey University - College of Creative Arts
Te Ara Hihiko complex
Tasman St, Entrance E, Block 12

How To Enter
  • Entry is free
  • Complete the online registration form, including a JPG of the cover, between 1 Nov 2015 - 8 Feb 2016.
  • Mail a physical copy of the book, with a copy of your Registration Confirmation to Momento Pro's office, between 1 Nov 2015 - 8 Feb 2016 at:
If sending by post:
NZPOTY Awards
c/o Momento Pro
PO Box 24 111
Manners St, Wellington 6011
If sending by courier:
NZPOTY Awards
c/o Momento Pro / Wakefields Digital
102 - 108 Wakefield Street
Te Aro, Wellington 6011
  • We do not accept responsibility for entries lost in transit
  • Non-finalist books will be returned: 
    • If a prepaid, self-addressed envelope is provided with the submission
    • Rare and expensive Finalist books will be returned after the exhibition, but we may request you resupply the book for future exhibitions.

    • After 15 March 2016

    • Award partners are not responsible or liable for:

      • Damaged books or books lost in transit

      • The cost of returning the book

  • Finalist books will not be returned.

    • They will be exhibited then stored in the Award archives

  • Momento Pro is offering a 40% discount on book prints for entering the Awards
ENTRIES NOW CLOSED
 
Terms and Conditions
 

Entrant requirements

  • Must be a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or registered company.
  • Must be the photographer, designer or publisher of the book.
  • Must own the copyright or provide written permission from the copyright owner to enter. Copyright remains the property of the copyright owner.
  • Must grant a license to reproduce photographs of the work for promotional purposes in connection with the Awards, in digital and print format including media releases.  We will include copyright details wherever possible.
  • Must indemnify Momento Pro and Photobook New Zealand against any and all claims by third parties relating to a violation of intellectual property rights as a result of the entry of their book in this competition, and to bear all costs arising from such a breach, including any damages.
  • Acknowledge that the Judging Panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
 

Self Published Photobook requirements

  • Must be printed or published by the creator
  • Includes dummy books and unpublished work
 

Trade Published Photobook requirements

  • Must be published by an independent or major trade publisher
 

All Photobook requirements

  • Must focus on photographic content in a visual narrative
  • Must have had the design completed or have been published between 1 Jan 2014 and 31 Dec 2015
  • Must be submitted as a physical copy to the Awards by 8 Feb 2016
  • Must be the original work of the entrant
  • Must not infringe copyright, include images that: are defamatory, misleading, deceptive or taken in circumstances of trespass; breach industrial law or applicable industry codes; violate third party rights, in particular copyright or rights of personalit
  • Books can be made, printed or produced via any means or print service
Momento Pro 40% Book Print Discount
Should you wish to print a copy of your Award entry with Momento Pro they are offering a 40% discount on your order. To take up the offer: 
Be aware that these final order dates do not include time for you to receive and review your book before submitting to the Awards.  If you wish to review your book beforehand you need calculate the extra time you will need to order based on your location.
 
Momento Pro book types Final Order Dates
Majestic size or Inkjet printed Mon 11 Jan 2016
Premium finishes Mon 18 Jan 2016
Standard finishes Mon 25 Jan 2016
 
Click here for more details about Momento Pro printing options, finishes and production times.
 
FAQs
 

How do the Awards define a 'photo book'?
A photo book is a publication that focuses on photographic content presented in a visual narrative. It does not include textbooks about photography.

 

What is a 'dummy book'?
The New Zealand Photobook Of The Year Awards defines a ‘dummy book’ as a photo book that has the design completed but it has not yet been printed or published.

Can I submit a photo book featuring images by more than one photographer?
Yes. Photo books including work by multiple photographers are eligible but details of all photographers must be entered in to the entry form.
 
Can the book have been published overseas?
Yes, the book can be published overseas as long as the photographer is a New Zealand citizen or resident.

Is there an entry fee?
No

I don’t have a physical copy of my book, can I still enter?

No. You must have a physical book to enter. Should you wish to Momento Pro can print a copy of the book at 40% discount.

Can I enter an ebook?
No, a printed copy of the book must be submitted. 
Due to feedback from both entrants and judges in past Award series, in 2015 we are judging the photo book 'experience' including the visual and physical nature of interacting with the book as an object.

Can I submit more than one book?
Yes, you can submit up to three books
 

How will I know if I am a finalist?
Finalists will be contact via email in late February 2016.  Unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.


Will I receive feedback and suggestions on my book?
No. Due to the number of entries we’re unable to provide feedback on every entry.


Will my book be returned?

Non-finalist books will be returned: 
  • If a prepaid, self-addressed envelope is provided with the submission
  • Rare and expensive Finalist books will be returned after the exhibition, but we may request you resupply the book for future exhibitions.
  • After 15 March 2016
  • Award partners are not responsible or liable for:
    • Damaged books or books lost in transit
    • The cost of returning the book
Finalist books will not be returned.
  • They will be exhibited then stored in the Award archives

 

Contact Us

Email awards@photobookoftheyear.co.nz with any queries.