Dummy Award ends 31 January 2024

Deadline: 31 January 2024. The Dummy Award is the international competition for the best unpublished photobook dummies of the year.

Since 2010, the Kassel Fotobook Festival has been inviting photographers worldwide to take part in its „Kassel Dummy Award“. Since 2023 the PhotoBookMuseum, Cologne and its sponsor and partner MAS Matbaa; Istanbul is organizing the award. Each year we invite photographers worldwide to take part and send us a physical copy of an unpublished photography book.


• Shortlist: From all entries, around 50 books are selected for a shortlist to be exhibited at international photography events. Together with the votes of the shortlist jury each exhibiting venue has a vote — either determined by public vote or by curators choice.
With these votes 5 winning books will be selected from the shortlist.

• 1st Prize: One of these books will receive the PBM/MAS Prize. The book that wins the PBM/MAS Prize will be produced and published by the leading Turkish photobook printing and binding house MAS Matbaa in cooperation with the PhotoBookMuseum. The costs will be fully covered.
• 2.-4th prize: The other 4 winning books will receive a production grant for printing their books at MAS Matbaa.

Photo Contest Website: https://dummyaward.org/