Photobook Award 2024

Encontros da Imagem PHOTOBOOK AWARD 2024 Open for Submissions!


As part of its 34th edition, Encontros da Imagem - International Photography and Visual Arts Festival, is promoting the Open Call - Photobook Award EI2024.

Aware of the fundamental role the photobook has played in recent years in the presentation of photographic narratives, the development of creative processes, construction and experimentation with materials and techniques, Encontros da Imagem has sought to promote, since 2014, independent authors and projects through a competition aimed at highlighting and rewarding the best photobooks of the year, with a diverse jury with in-depth knowledge of photography and the publishing sector, which will result in a collective exhibition to be presented at the festival alongside the rest of its programme, as well as a cash prize.


All the books sent and submitted will be presented at a collective exhibition, which will take place between 20 September and 3 November 2024 in Braga, Portugal, as part of the 34th edition of the festival, as well as being presented and announced on the festival's website and its various communication channels.

The jury will evaluate all the books and select a winning project which will be awarded with a cash prize of €1,000.00, and if it deems it appropriate, honorable mentions.


The Open Call for the Photobook Award EI 2024 is open to all artists, professional or amateur, national or international, over 18 years old. Artists may apply on an individual basis or as a collective. Only self-made, self-edited and independent photobooks will be accepted. If the project is a dummy, it should be the closest to its final form, in the materials used and its format. Special attention will be paid to experimentalism and innovation in forms of publication. Application of photobooks that have already been published by publishing houses will not be accepted.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

The winning project and any honorable mentions will not be returned, but will be incorporated into the Carlos Fontes Library at Galeria da Estação - Encontros da Imagem for public consultation.

All other applicants must indicate in writing whether they will donate their book to the library or return it. If the author chooses to return the book, in addition to this, the package must contain documentation and packaging for the return, and the author will be responsible for the cost of it.

The images sent with the application may be used by the festival to promote the exhibition and the activities involving the award.

In the future, the different materials - images/videos and books - may be used for communication and exhibitions (individual or collective), within the scope of the festival or in partnership with similar institutions, in this case, the artists will always be contacted beforehand.

Authors take full credit and responsibility for the authorship of the images/work presented.


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