ANZ Photobook Award

 

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2019 Winners announced
Published: 6 March 2020

Congrats to our 2019 winners, announced on Friday 6 March 2020 at the Photobook/NZ festival opening night at Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand. Legendary Spanish photobook maker and Magnum member, Cristina de Middel, handed out the prizes:
  • Photobook Winner: Apókryphos by Cherine Fahd, published by M.33, Melbourne
  • Photobook Commended: Jump Into Bed With Me by Paul Knight, published by Perimeter Editions
  • Photobook Commended:Tem Bigato Nessa Goiaba self published by Cecilia Sordi Campos
  • Student Winner: The Bridge self published by Matteo Dal Vera & Michael Weatherill at University of Technology, Sydney
  • Student Commended:The Moat self published by Oliver Hodgkins at Photography Studies College, Melbourne
View full detail here.
 
 
2019 Finalists announced
Published: 20 February 2020

The twelve finalists for the 2019 Australia & New Zealand Photobook Award were announced:
  • Apókryphos by Cherine Fahd, published by M.33
  • Banana Spider Bite by Jordan Madge, published by Bad News Books
  • Imaanshaha self published by Saynab Muse, published by PhotoForum Inc
  • Jump Into Bed With Me by Paul Knight, published by Perimeter Editions
  • Mongrelism by Jono Rotman, published by Here Press and Images Vevey
  • Rear View Mirror self published by Jonathan May
  • Still Looking Good by Alice Connew, published by GLORIA Books
  • Tabriz to Shiraz by Sarah Pannell, published by Perimeter Editions & Hillvale
  • Tem Bigato Nessa Goiaba self published by Cecilia Sordi Campos
  • The Bridge self published by Matteo Dal Vera & Michael Weatherill at University of Technology, Sydney
  • The Man from Apophenia self published by David Symons
  • The Moat self published by Oliver Hodgkins at Photography Studies College, Melbourne
The winners will be announced on Friday 6 March 2020 at the Photobook/NZ festival opening night, hosted at Te Papa in Wellington, New Zealand. The legendary Spanish photo book maker and Magnum member, Cristina de Middel, will be handing out the prizes.

Thanks to our judging panel: Ann Shelton, Angel Luis Gonzalez of PhotoIreland, Rachel Knepfer, Scott Bundy of Bundy Agency and Claire Murdoch of Random House NZ. Judges reviewed digital files and physical books, and judging occurred by vote. Not all judges agreed with all finalists selected.

Thanks also to Sonja Gardiner of Studio 541, Anita Totha of Remote Photobooks and Nataasha Menon for their generous assistance.
 
 
2018 Award Winners announced
Published: 16 March 2019

The following 2018 Award winners were rewarded with $13,500 in prizes this evening at Centre for Contemporary Photography in Fitzroy, Melbourne.
  • Photobook Winner: Second Sight by Sarah Walker & Perimeter Books (AU)
  • Photobook Commended: Huon by Noah Thompson (AU)
  • Student Winner: ROYGBIV by Kira Sampurno & Massey University, Wellington (NZ)
  • Student Commended: Craigieburn, it's not the same by Yask Desai & Photography Studies College, Melb (AU)
View all the winning and finalist books, with judge's comments and links to purchase a copy on our 2018 Winners page.
 
 
2018 Award Exhibition opens
Published: 16 March 2019

The 2018 Award exhibition has now been launched and will travel extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand in 2019. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to cast their vote for the People's Choice Award, the winner of which receives $500 cash + $1,500 Momento Pro print credit.
  • 14-17 March 2019: Contemporary Centre for Photography, Melbourne (AU)
  • 4-5 April 2019: Momento Pro, Sydney (AU)
  • 3-26 May 2019: Photival, Wellington (NZ)
  • 30 May to 3 June 2019: Auckland Festival of Photography (NZ)
  • July 2019: Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga (AU)
  • 2-4 August 2019: Maud Gallery, Brisbane (AU)
Dates to be confirmed for Christchurch, Hobart and Canberra.

The most up-to-date schedule is available on our Exhibition page.
 
 
2018 Awards open for entry
Published: 1 November 2018

The 2018 Award is now open for entry with a cash and print prize pool valued at $13,500.  Australian and New Zealand photo book creators and publishers are invited to enter into the Photobook or Student category, with digital files due by 17 December 2018 and physical copies due by 17 January 2019.  Full Terms and Conditions are available here.
 
Australian & New Zealand Photobook of the Year Awards combine
Published: 11 October 2018

This year the Australian Photobook of the Year Awards will merge with the New Zealand Photobook of the Year Awards to form the Australia & New Zealand Photobook Award, with more prizes, more prestige and more competition. The 2018 Award will be open for entry on the new website in November.
 
 
James Bugg wins the 2017 Australian People's Choice Award
Published: 11 October 2018


Congratulations to James Bugg whose photo book The Pines won the popular vote with visitors to the Award exhibition. He wins $500 cash and $2,000 in Momento Pro print credit. James is having a great year, having also taken out the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize in May. Learn more.
 
 
Howard Greive wins the 2017 New Zealand People's Choice Award
Published 11 October 2018


The New Zealand People's Choice Award went to Howard Greive for At Rest. A Road Trip To Anthropocene. Howard wins $500 cash and $2,000 in Momento Pro print credit. Learn more.