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Dummy Award Kassel 2016
The Fotobookfestival Kassel invites again all photographers to present their so-far unpublished* photobooks to an international public and to eminent experts.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 amongst others in Beijing, Rome, Dublin, Madrid, Oslo and Aarhus. 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, and will be will be featured in European Photography magazine. 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.
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around the world who accepts our entry conditions can participate by registering for the competition and submitting an unpublished* work as a book.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.
Contest Prize & TERMS
COPYRIGHT: The entrant declares that he/she is the owner of all copyright, usage-, application and other protection rights, or if he/she is not the owner of these rights – that he/she has the permission of the owners of these rights and is able to use them without a time or spatial limit and is able to transfer them. Given that this is provided for, the entrant transfers to the Kasseler Fotografie Festival gUG (haftungsbeschränkt) the right to selective publication in the media. Furthermore, permission is granted to publish and duplicate all submitted works during, and in the name of the Fotobookfestival Kassel through the Kasseler Fotografie Festival gUG (haftungsbeschränkt). An obligation to remunerate does not apply. The entrant also ensures that foreign rights, especially foreign copyright and similar regulations of the initiator, the entrant or any third parties, will not stand in the way of the above-mentioned transfer of rights. The entrant releases the Kasseler Fotografie Festival gUG (haftungsbeschränkt) from all possible claims on any legal grounds. Copyright and the above-mentioned usages of the photobook designs apart from the Kasseler Fotografie Festival gUG (haftungsbeschränkt) remain with the entrants and the authors. USAGE RIGHTS: Given that this is provided for, the entrant transfers to the Kasseler Fotografie Festival gUG (haftungsbeschränkt) the right to selective publication in the media. Furthermore, permission is granted to publish and duplicate all submitted works during, and in the name of the Fotobookfestival Kassel through the Kasseler Fotografie Festival gUG (haftungsbeschränkt). An obligation to remunerate does not apply.
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