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Judges for New Zealand Photobook of the Year announced

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At Photobook New Zealand we’re pinching ourselves (lightly) to realise how far we’ve come in making New Zealand’s first Photobook event a reality – what a year! Here’s the latest welcome developments –

New Zealand Photobook of the Year

The expert photography, publishing, design panel for the New Zealand Photobook of the Year has now been announced. The panel is:

Judging panel chair: David Cook, Photobook NZ committee member, lecturer Massey University

Harvey Benge, photographer, publisher

Paul McNamara, Director of McNamara Gallery Photography

Geoffrey H Short, Director PhotoForum NZ

Anna Brown, Director of Open Lab, Massey University.

There’s cash and credit prizes valued at $10,500 to be won across in three categories:

Self published Photobook of the Year

Trade published Photobook of the Year

People’s choice Photobook of the Year

Entry is free and for those printing their entry with Momento Pro there’s a 40% discount on book prints

Entries close 8 Feb 2016.

All you need is a print photobook published in the last two years …

www.photobookoftheyear.co.nz

Book your space at Photobook New Zealand

One of the highlights of Photobook New Zealand will be the bookfair, starting at the launch party on Friday 11 March 2016 and continuing on Saturday 12 March.

The book fair is a great opportunity to showcase your publications – print or electronic –  to a wide range of interested people, make sales and network with others. We want to show a wide range of excellent, innovative New Zealand and international photobook publishing, and welcome bookings and inquiries.

To answer a question we were asked recently – it’s also fine to book a space just to show your work, rather than sell it.

There are flexible options for configuring spaces and we’ve done our best to keep prices affordable.

Bookings close on 14 February 2016 or when all spaces are booked. Spaces are filling, so don’t delay.

http://www.photoforum-nz.org/index.php?pageID=97

CNZ grant

The Photobook New Zealand team was delighted to learn that we’ve received a Creative New Zealand grant for our event. Combined with our generous sponsorship from Momento Pro and funding from our wonderful Boosted supporters, we have the budget to realise New Zealand’s first Photobook event as we intend it. We’re looking forward to sharing the awards, the bookfair and the great programme of speakers and panels with you, and others interested in the arts.

If you know anyone or any organisation who’d be interested in entering the awards, being part of the book fair or just coming to the event, please share this information.
Momento Pro is the sponsor of the New Zealand Photobook of the Year Awards and Photobook New Zealand.
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Written by Mary Macpherson

13/12/2015 at 3:20 pm

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