In occasion of Trieste Photo Days 2018, international urban photo festival, Italian cultural association dotART promotes a free Call for Dummies for the selection of a photobook project. The aim is to give to the winner the possibility to produce and promote at an international level their own photographic project, that will be published by dotART.
The call is at the second edition. In 2017 the call received more than 60 projects, and saw “Lost in Shinjuku” by Tadash Onishi as the winning project-
What is Call for dummies?
It’s a selection for a photographic book that the author will present in a pdf format with a defined bone structure even if not complete and ready to be printed. The winning project will be evaluated by the jury and the winner will have the unique opportunity to see their project being promoted and published at international level with a normal editorial contract by dotART.
“TPD Book Award 2018” is held in occasion of the festival Trieste Photo Days 2018 and is promoted by the cultural association dotART of Trieste together with Exhibt Around.
The selection is open to everyone and is developed on an only section dedicated to personal photographical projects.
Main theme of the contest is Urban Life and aims to explore contemporary through every form of photography set in the urban fabric.
The star of the show: the City. Daily life in the city and in small villages, artistic views, architectural geometries, the fragments of colour that break the city greyness.
The selection is open from June 25th to September 9th 2018.
The entry in the selection is free. Authors have to present a “dummy” – a project of the book in a pdf format of at max. 64 pages.
Every author is free to create a layout of the book as he likes, use the text and choose the desired photographical style.
- A4 vertical (21 x 29,7cm)
- Squared (20×20 cm)
For the entry is required to fill in the form at this link and loading the file of the book in a single pdf (please include your personal data). The staff of the contest will require to the selected author photos of the book at high resolution.
The projects will be selected by dotART and then judged by a commission composed by:
- Felipe Abreu (Revista OLD editor)
- Nathanael Coetzee (inSomnia collective)
- Angelo Cucchetto (art director Trieste Photo Days)
- Olga de Frutos (Quo magazine graphic editor)
- Walter Falzolgher (redattore Click Magazine)
- Jerzy Gaweł (director of School of Creative Photography in Krakow)
- Christy Karpinski (F-Stop Magazine editor)
- Grzegorz K. Kosmala (doc! photo magazine editor)
- Karol Liver (Prism Magazine editor)
- Adrian Mirgos (ViEWORLD editor)
- Diego Orlando (Burn Magazine)
- Bob Patterson (Street Photography magazine editor)
- David Rojkowski (LFI Magazine editor)
- Barbara Silbe (EyesOpen! magazine editor)
- Rafał Stanowski (Lounge Magazyn editor)
- Agata Stoinska (BLOW Photo magazine editor)
- Rohit Vohra (APF Magazine editor)
- Clive Waring-Flood (Silvershotz magazine editor)
The selected project will be produced by the end of September and will be previewed and awarded during Trieste Photo Days 2018. Decisions made by dotART and commission are final.
Winner will receive a proposal of publication with a regular editorial contract. The book will be worldwide produced by dotART on Amazon.
The book will be promoted on dotART’s network (Urban Award, Trieste Photo Days). Normal royalities are paid to the author for this type of publication (15% on the price tag for every selled copy).
Winning author will also be rewarded with a free stay of 2 nights in Trieste, Italy, during Trieste Photo Days 2018 (last weekend of October), so he/she can attend the presentation of the book.
The participant, in regard to all of his/her entered works, grants to dotART a complete, non-exclusive, irrevocable and indefinite license to use. The association dotART reserves the right to use them within the scope of its own non-profit associational activities.
The Author, whose name will always be attributed to the work, maintains in any case his/her moral rights in regard to the work, in addition to the intellectual property rights to the same.
06. ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES / MODEL RELEASE
By entering the competition, the Author accepts the present rules and declares that he/she is the owner of the intellectual property rights and of the rights of use of the submitted image and of any necessary release notes. Documentation of rights ownership must be presented to dotART upon request.
07. RIGHT TO CANCEL OR TO SUSPEND THE COMPETITION
If for any reason the Competition cannot be run as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Competition, dotART reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) seen to have tampered with the entry process and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition.