Lucie Photo Book Prize

The Lucie Foundation is dedicated to celebrating all forms of photography, in print and online and is pleased to introduce the Lucie Photo Book Prize. This program is a juried competition open to a diversity of book submissions- from traditionally published to prototypes, hand-made books to zines.  The awards are presented to photographers, editors, curators or publishers.

THE LUCIE FOUNDATION IS PROUD TO OFFER TWO CASH PRIZES TO THE TOP TWO FINALISTS FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING WORK.

TRADITIONAL $3,000 CASH PRIZE
INDEPENDENT $2,000 CASH PRIZE

WINNERS AND FINALISTS WILL BE PART OF A GROUP EXHIBITION IN LOS ANGELES AT LOS ANGELES CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN NOVEMBER.
MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE EXHIBITION TO COME.

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2024

ABOUT

ABOUT THE LUCIE PHOTO BOOK PRIZE

The Lucie Photo Book Prize is a juried competition open to a diversity of submissions – from published to prototype to hand-made books. The awards will be presented to photographers, editors, curators or publishers who have created such projects anywhere in the world within March 2022 – October 2024.

The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer two cash prizes to the top two finalists for their outstanding work – one Traditional $3,000 cash prize and one Independent $2,000 cash prize. The Traditional Prize will be awarded to a photographer, editor, curator or publisher whose book is commercially produced and distributed. The Independent Prize will be awarded to a photographer, editor, curator or publisher whose book is published and distributed independently.

ABOUT LUCIE FOUNDATION
Lucie Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization whose three-tiered mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography, worldwide. Lucie Foundation presents a variety of programs throughout the year, including its signature program, The Lucie Awards.

SUBMISSION  PROCESS
Photographers, editors, and curators are all welcome to submit their books. Eligible books include exhibition catalogues, proposals, self-published, limited edition, multi-artist, single-author, intersectional, zine, reissue, and more!

JURY
The Lucie Photo Book Jury – consisting of visual directors, curators, creative directors, editors, publishers and photography critics – will take part in recognizing and rewarding deserving photographers, editors, curators, and publishers who share the passion of making incredible imagery through the photo book medium. The Jury is responsible for choosing the top finalists, as well as the top two cash prize winners. Finalists will be chosen from a mix of the categories, all categories might not be represented.

SUBMIT

ELIGIBILITY: The awards will be presented to photographers, editors, curators, or publishers who have created such projects anywhere in the world within March 2022 – October 2024.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: 20% discount until March 31, 2024 discount applied at checkout

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: September 15, 2024 Cut off time – 12midnight ET (USA)

APPLICATION PROCESS: Complete Submission Form and upload PDF File of Book. Click the button below.

Winners will be announced: November 2024 

* Due to the volume of submissions, the Lucie Foundation accepts online submissions only. Please do not ship books to the foundation. Thank you.

SUBMIT

FAQ

IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS?

No, you may submit as many applications as you would like.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE MY FILES?

Please prepare your files according to the specifications below.
• JPG only. (NO TIF, GIF, PNG, PDF files will be accepted.)
• 72 DPI
• No file should exceed 4mb
• PDF of complete book (cover to cover) Max 60mb (*Please make sure your pages in the PDF are layout form of the book, not individual pages)

HOW WILL I KNOW IF I WAS SELECTED?

If you were selected for the shortlist or as a recipient, you will be contacted directly through the email which you provided in the submission form. The shortlist and recipients will also be announced via the Lucie Foundation newsletter, website, and social media. Due to the volume of submissions, we are not able to notify if you were not selected.

SUBMISSION FEES:

Traditional – $55 for first submission, 20% discount for each additional category of the same book submission.

The Traditional Prize will be awarded to a photographer, editor, curator or publisher whose book is commercially produced and distributed.

Independent – $35 for first submission, 20% discount for each additional category of the same book submission.

The Independent Prize will be awarded to a photographer, editor, curator or publisher whose book is published and distributed independently.

CATEGORIES:

1. Exhibition Catalogue: Printed publication made to accompany a temporary exhibition or installation at a gallery or alternative space.

2. First: Open to photographers, authors, and publishers who have not previously had a book published by a third party publishing house.

3. Intersectional: Publication that mixes photography with another medium. This can include text, music, painting, graphic design, poetry, and more.

4. Limited Edition: A book that is released in a limited quantity print run.

5. Multi Artist / Multi Author / Multi Publisher: More than one artist, author, and/or publisher is featured in the publication.

6. Other: Publication that does not fit within in any of the other ten categories.

7. Proposal: Plan or scheme of a publication, including visual and text which outlines book idea. / Prototype: Mock-up of a proposed publication.

8. Reissue: A book that has not been available for a period of time, but is now being published or produced again.

9. Self- Published: Publication of any book or other media by its author without the involvement of an established publisher. / Handmade: Self-published book made by hand.

10. Single Artist / Single Author / Single Publisher: Publication composed by one artist, author, and/or publisher.

11.  Zine: A small-circulation, self-published work.

SUBCATEGORIES: 

Culture / Nature / Landscape, Fashion / Portrait, Documentary / Photojournalism, Fine Art / Contemporary, Single Subject, and Other.

Website link: https://www.luciefoundation.org/lucie-photo-book-prize/

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  • Start Date
    April 23, 2024 8:00 am
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    September 15, 2024 12:00 am
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