Photobook Award – Encontros da Imagem ends 5 May 2023

Deadline: 5 May 2023. As part of the 33rd edition of Encontros da Imagem – International Photography and Visual Arts festival, the open call for the Photobook Award EI 2023 is now open. This competition is juried by editors, publishers and other professionals in the publishing industry.

Aware that photography books have gained, in recent years, a leading role in the promotion of photography projects through creative processes of storytelling, it’s Encontros da Imagem intention to promote independent authors as well as their body of work. Since 2014, the festival has strove to be a privileged channel for photobook dissemination and promotion, carrying out the Photobook Award 2023, inviting all interested artists to apply for the prize with their photobook.

Only self-made photobooks will be accepted, meaning artist books, with more or less handcrafted production, original, personal and independent. Books that have been published or have received a commitment to publish from any publisher until the moment of application won’t be considered for the award. If the project is a dummy, it should be the closest to its final form, in the materials used and its format.


An international jury will select 30 finalists for a collective exhibition to present in Braga, Portugal, between the 15th of September and the 28th of October, during the 33rd edition of the festival.

Among the 30 finalists, one cash prize of 1.000€ will be awarded for the winner.

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