One of the coolest new products available for those of us who like to share our photographs is the photobook. Instead of keeping our prints loose in an album, we can self-publish our work, add text , graphics and special effects, and have the whole thing hard or softbound. And for very reasonable prices, I might add, especially compared to what a one-off kind of project would have cost ten or so years ago.
Well, one of the largest British photobook publishers, Photography Book Now, has a contest for photographers around the world for Best Photobook. There are four categories – Fine Art, Documentary, Travel and Student. First prize is a whopping $25,000! If you are seeing three zeros after the “25”, you are reading with good comprehension skills! If you enjoy creating photobooks, or have been thinking about getting started with one, now might be a good time to take action. Entries are open until July 14th, 2011. More info here.