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Viewbook PhotoStory 2010

Viewbook PhotoStory 2010 is an international contest to which photographers are invited to submit a contemporary collection of images that convey a compelling narrative. While a single image has a narrative in itself and can be strong in isolation, Viewbook Photostory’s focus is specifically on showing series of images, in a well-chosen sequence that triggers a reaction and combines a narrative with photographic excellence.

Viewbook PhotoStory is the ultimate international arena for showing and proving the impact of these narratives, and offers an engaging and prominent platform for photography artists.

Objective

Submit one photo story per category. Viewbook PhotoStory has two categories that represent the most fundamental forms of photography.

  • Documentary photography
  • Conceptual photography

Prizes

  • 1st Jury Prize
    • International exposure towards The Watchers Network
    • Exhibition in Kahmann gallery Amsterdam
      (including production of the exhibition, flight to the event and accommodation – the exhibition will be produced in close dialogue with the winner, flight costs are compensated for max US $500,-, hotel for 2 nights in Amsterdam center)
    • Publication of story in GUP magazine
      5 year GUP Magazine subscription (value $72 per year)
    • Publication in Viewbook PhotoStory 2010 Yearbook (By Blurb)
      Custom-designed book for your story by graphic designer Paul Swagerman + 20 printed books (By Blurb)
    • Lifetime Viewbook Pro Website account
  • 2nd Jury Prize
    • 10 year Viewbook Pro Website account (value $190 per year)
    • 3 year GUP Magazine subscription (value $72 per year)
    • Publication in Viewbook PhotoStory 2010 Yearbook (by Blurb)
    • Book credits to create 3 Blurb books yourself
  • 3rd Jury Prize
    • 5 year Viewbook Pro Website account (value $190 per year)
    • 1 year GUP Magazine subscription (value $72 per year)
    • Publication in Viewbook PhotoStory 2010 Yearbook (by Blurb)
    • Book credit to create a Blurb books yourself
  • 1st Public Prize
    • 5 year Viewbook Pro Website account (value $190 per year)
    • 3 year GUP Magazine subscription (value $72 per year)
    • Viewbook PhotoStory 2010 Yearbook (by Blurb)
    • Book credit to create a Blurb books yourself
  • 2nd Public Prize
    • 2 year Viewbook Pro Website account (value $190 per year)
    • 2 year GUP Magazine subscription (value $72 per year)
    • Viewbook PhotoStory 2010 Yearbook (by Blurb)
    • Book credit to create a Blurb books yourself
  • 3rd Public Prize
    • 1 year Viewbook Pro Website account (value $190 per year)
    • 1 year GUP Magazine subscription (value $72 per year)
    • Viewbook PhotoStory 2010 Yearbook (by Blurb)

Rules

  • Every photographer, pro or emerging talent above 18 years old can enter the Viewbook PhotoStory contest. Also a representer can submit the work for a photographer.
  • Every photographer is allowed to submit one photo story per category.
  • You are free to submit already produced work or newly produced work.
  • You are not allowed to submit works that are already submitted to the previous Viewbook PhotoStory 2009 contest.
  • You are free to choose your amount of photographs in your photo story. Obviously it needs to be a series and less might be more.
  • All entries must fit in one of the categories; documentary or conceptual and need to be of enough creative and photographic quality to pass the pre-selection.
  • At entry you’re asked to give a title and a description to your photo story.

How to enter?

Submit your entries following the instructions on the official website.

Entry specifications:

  • Upload 1000 pixels wide, 12 quality .jpg’s, 72 dpi, sRGB
  • Add “© name photographer” in the left bottom corner of each image.
  • Use Arial 14 pt. Copyright © will be mentioned on the Viewbookphotostory.com website.
  • Title and description of max 200 words.