Open Call: “TPD Book Award 2017”

Open Call: "TPD Book Award 2017"

» Period: Tuesday 01 August 2017 – Sunday 17 September 2017
» Info:

In occasion of Trieste Photo Days 2017, international urban photo festival, Italian cultural association dotART promotes a free Call for Dummies for the selection of a photobook project. The aim is to give to the winner the possibility to produce and promote at an international level their own photographic project, that will be published by dotART and will include an introduction by Italian photographer Maurizio Galimberti.

What is Call for dummies?
It’s a selection for a photographic book that the author will present in a pdf format with a defined bone structure even if not complete and ready to be printed. The winning project will be evaluated by the jury and the winner will have the unique opportunity to see their project being promoted and published at international level with a normal editorial contract by dotART.



“TPD Book Award 2017” is held in occasion of the festival Trieste Photo Days 2017 and is promoted by the cultural association dotART of Trieste together with Exhibt Around.
The selection is open to everyone and is developed on an only section dedicated to personal photographical projects.
Main theme of the contest is Urban Life and aims to explore contemporary through every form of photography set in the urban fabric.
The star of the show: the City. Daily life in the city and in small villages, artistic views, architectural geometries, the fragments of colour that break the city greyness.

The selection is open from August 1st to September 17th 2017.
The entry in the selection is free. Authors have to present a “dummy” – a project of the book in a pdf format of at max. 64 pages.
Every author is free to create a layout of the book as he likes, use the text and choose the desired photographical style.
Accepted formats are:

  • A4 vertical (21 x 29,7cm)
  • A4 horizontal (29,7 x 21 cm)
  • Squared (20×20 cm)

For the entry is required to fill in the form at this link and loading the file of the book in a single pdf. The staff of the contest will require to the selected author photos of the book at high resolution.

The projects will be selected by dotART. Maurizio Galimberti will personally choose the winning book. The selected one will be produced by the end of September and previewed by Maurizio Galimberti during Trieste Photo Days 2017. Decisions made by DotART and Maurizio Galimberti are final.

Winner will receive a proposal of publication with a regular editorial contract. The book will be worldwide produced by dotART on Amazon.
The book will be promoted on dotART’s network (Urban Award, Trieste Photo Days). In addition the book will contain an introduction written by Maurizio Galimberti. Normal royalities are paid to the author for this type of publication (15% on the price tag for every selled copy).

The participant, in regard to all of his/her entered works, grants to dotART a complete, non-exclusive, irrevocable and indefinite license to use. The association dotART reserves the right to use them within the scope of its own non-profit associational activities.
The Author, whose name will always be attributed to the work, maintains in any case his/her moral rights in regard to the work, in addition to the intellectual property rights to the same.

By entering the competition, the Author accepts the present rules and declares that he/she is the owner of the intellectual property rights and of the rights of use of the submitted image and of any necessary release notes. Documentation of rights ownership must be presented to dotART upon request.

If for any reason the Competition cannot be run as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Competition, dotART reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) seen to have tampered with the entry process and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition.


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