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The Fotobookfestival Kassel invites again all photographers to present their so-far unpublished* photobooks to an international public and to eminent experts. In 2016 the best 50 books will be shortlisted by a pre-jury and will be exhibited at international photo events. From these 50 titles, 3 winners will be chosen by an international jury of experts during the 8. Fotobookfestival Kassel at the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing. The winner of the First Prize will be given the opportunity to realize their dummy as a »real« book in cooperation with our production partner, k-books, Germany. The Second Prize is a book production voucher valued at € 500; the Third Prize is a voucher valued at € 300 given by our partner, k-books.

All shortlisted books will be exhibited at the following photo events:
8. Fotobookfestival Kassel / Beijing : 11 June – 3 July
Fotoleggendo, Rome : 10-26 June
PhotoIreland, Dublin : 1-31 July
Fotogalleriet, Oslo : 8-14 September
Organ Vida Festival, Zagreb : 13-21 September
Encontros da Imagem, Braga : 21 September – 5 November
Photobook Week Aarhus, Galleri Image : 29 September – 9 October
IED, Madrid : End of 2016
Format Festival, Derby : 23 March – 23 April, 2017

Who can enter?
Any photographer from around the world who accepts our entry conditions can participate by registering for the competition and submitting an unpublished* work as a book. Registrations will be open from 15 January to 15 May 2016. All self-published books or books published through publishing platforms like blurb can be submitted. Only books published already by a publishing house cannot be accepted. For up-to-date information please subscribe to our email-newsletter.

We require 2 copies of a physical printed book of all the entries sent to us by the photographers/authors. Entries can only be registered online. We charge € 34 per entry and book. There is no limitation to the number of entries per person. If you would like your book to be returned to you, then we will require a further postage and handling charge per entry: within Germany € 8; within Europe € 13; all other countries € 20. Payments can only be made online via our Paypal account during the registration process. Dummies that make the shortlist will be shown during different photo events as announced. Because some of these events take place at the same time, we request two copies of the dummy.

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