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Leica European Publishers Award now open for entries

From March 1 to 21, 2008, Leica will be accepting book entries for the prestigious Leica European Publishers Award, which is open to photographers worldwide and is brought to us through a collaboration of seven European publishers. Submitted projects must be in the form of a finished photographic book with substance that has never been published. The winning entry will be published by each participating publisher and released to audiences in each respective country. An entry fee of 50 Euro covers the cost of returned materials.

Participating publishers include Actes Sud of France, Apeiron of Greece, Dewi Lewis Publishing of Britain, Edition Braus of Germany, Lunwerg Editores of Spain, Mets & Schilt of The Netherlands, and Peliti Associati of Italy. The chance for publication in so many languages, right off the bat, is a great opportunity for professional photographers ready to break into markets all over Europe. Click here to find out how to enter.

Last year's winning entry, "As I Was Dying," by Paolo Pellegrin, has just been released by award participants Dewi Lewis. This book captures moving (and often brutal) images of human tragedy and suffering. The horrors of war is the main subject in Pellegrin's photographs, and the vulnerable families and disadvantaged communities that inevitably are caught in the middle. For more about this entry, visit Dewi Lewis here.

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At 3:23 PM, Anonymous Susan Ressler said...

This publishers award appears to be open ONLY to European photographers. The entry form specifies that entries may be sent and returned only to an address in Europe, "no exceptions."

Also, the entry form says that only one of the publishers will publish the book, in the "appropriate country" and appropriate language.

Therefore, the initial post inviting entries "worldwide" appears to be mistaken. If I'm wrong, please let me know, because I would like to enter this competition but it doesn't seem possible since I live in the US.


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