PhotoBoox Award 2017


On the occasion of the 2017 edition of the Photolux Festival. International Biennial of Photography, Photolux, EyesOpen! and ceiba editions promote an international contest dedicated to photobooks.

The award is aimed to recognize the best unpublished editorial projects, giving them a broad visibility and a chance of publication.

The winning project will be produced and published by ceiba editions with the contribution of Photolux and the support of Eyes Open! Magazine and presented during the main weekend of Photolux Festival (25-26 November 2017).


Submissions are free of charge and open to all photographers or collectives, professionals and non, from all countries.

Quality, originality and consistency of the project are the main criteria for the inclusion in the selection. Every participant can submit only one book project. The project must be unpublished. Projects already published by a publishing house or self-published will not be included.

The project must be submitted as a physical paper dummy, complete in every aspect (including texts and graphic design).
Along with the dummy the following documentation must be included:

  • personal data of the photographer/colletive: name, surname, address, phone number, e-mail address;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • title and statement of the project (max. 1000 characters);
  • technical information of the dummy (size, page number, paper, binding);***
  • cost estimate comprehending all necessary parts for publication;***
  • authorization to Photolux Festival, Eyes Open! And ceiba editions, to use the pictures submitted, electronically, and in print in the context of this competition, to document and promote this and future Festivals and competitions.

*** The winner of the award will sign a regular publishing contract with ceiba editions. The edition will be published in collaboration with the artist, based on the submitted dummy. However, ceiba editions holds the prerogative to adapt size, shape and form to improve the project for best production and marketing purposes. The edition will be printed with the support of Grafiche dellArtiere.

NOTE: dummies will not be returned.

The projects must be submitted following the guidelines above, in a closed envelope, before and not later than July 15th, 2017 (date of postmark) to the following address:

Associazione culturale Photolux
Via Guidiccioni, 188
55100 Lucca

The 2017 award committee is composed by:

Markus Schaden, founder of The PhotoBookMuseum, Koln

Daria Birang, curator and book maker
Benedetta Donato, independent curator
Eva-Maria Kunz, co-founder and artistic director of the publishing house ceiba editions
Manuela Cigliutti, co-founder and artistic director of Eyes Open! magazine

The award committee will meet during the month of July 2017.
The winner of the award will be announced within July 31st, 2017.

THE AWARD COMMITTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO NOT AWARD THE PRIZE in case that there are no submissions deemed apt for a book publication

The winning project will be published by ceiba editions and presented during the main weekend of Photolux Festival 2017 (25-26 November 2017).


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