From the Davis Orton Gallery website:
The Photographer and the Self-Published PhotoBook
The self-published photobook is an exciting new avenue for photographers to present their work directly to the public. In addition, the photobook itself can be a work of art.
As part of the Davis Orton Gallery’s commitment to showcasing the work of contemporary photographers, the Gallery is sponsoring a juried photobook competition culminating in a gallery exhibition and sale.
PHOTOBOOK!! GALLERY EXHIBITION AND SALE
20 books exhibited
4 ‘best of show’ will include framed prints
12 month online catalog
The exhibition and sale will feature 20 winning books. Of the 20 winning entries, four books will be selected as Best in Show. Photographers awarded Best in Show will also exhibit up to four photographs (depending on size) in the gallery. An online catalog of the winning works, with links to the photographers’ websites or online storefronts will remain on the Davis Orton Gallery website for one year.
JUROR: PAULA TOGNARELLI
Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. The Griffin Museum of Photography is a small photography museum whose mission is to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional and social impact. The Griffin Museum houses three galleries on-site, two virtual galleries and four satellite galleries.
Ms. Tognarelli is an avid collector of photography books.
November 18 to December 19, 2010 with an opening reception Saturday, November 20, 2010, 6 to 8 p.m.
The Submission period begins August 15, 2010 and ends on October 1, 2010.
Entries must be in-hand or postmarked by October 1.
Once entered, all submissions are final; no changes or edits may be made to your book.
PHOTOBOOK!! is open to photographers in the United States and abroad* who have made a photography book via any on-demand, self-publishing printing service such as blurb, lulu, viovio, iphoto, etc. that produces commercial quality printing and binding.
Entrants may submit up to three different titles that are self-published photography books of any size, format, or style: hard cover, soft cover, case-wraps, landscape, portrait, square, color, black and white.
You’ll send one (returnable) “jury copy” of each book to the gallery for jurying.
Submissions will be judged on the basis of: cover design, strength of the photography, subject matter of the book, page layouts, editing and sequencing and emotional impact of the overall book. All judging is at the complete discretion of the juror and all decisions of the juror are final.
By entering, you warrant that each submission is an original work of authorship created by you, the photographer, and that it does not infringe any third party’s rights, and that you have obtained any necessary permissions.
The fee for submission of up to three books is $25″