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 text books about photography. It may include but is not limited to: a portfolio, cultural record, for sale or collection, a promotional tool, to raise awareness, for artistic legacy, a personal project, to distribute or expand access to photography.
And thanks to Dr Doug Spowart ... "The diversity of the discipline defies a standard definition and may include: newspaper styled items, photo-zines, and the bespoke hand-made ‘artists book’, self-published books using digital POD technologies, trade published books and designer confections. Photobooks can contain photographs only, they can be books with photographs and accompanying texts, prose, poetry, captions and they also can be complex and sophisticated design experiences, even – the book as object."
Can I submit a photo book featuring images by more than one photographer?
Yes. Photobooks including work by multiple photographers are eligible but details of all photographers must be entered in to the Registration 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 at the time of publication and entry.
Is there an entry fee?
I don’t have a physical copy of my book, can I still enter?
No. You must have a physical book to enter. If required, Momento Pro can print a copy of the book at 40% discount.
Can I submit more than one book?
Yes, you can submit up to three books.
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 your entry
- Finalist books will not be returned. They will be exhibited then stored in the Award archives.
- Rare or expensive finalist books may be returned on request.
- We do not accept responsibility for damaged books or books lost in transit.