Photography Contest Call for Entries: Win Includes Book Publication

2014 Prize Winner Nadia Sablin's book cover. Source:
2014 Prize Winner Nadia Sablin's book cover. Source:

CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography Offers Artists Series Review, Chance for Their Photographs to Be Published

The CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography offers photographers an opportunity to publish a first book.

The prize is open to North American citizens of any age who have not yet published a book-length work focuses on the photographer’s work.

Application materials are being accepted between June 15, 2016, and September 15, 2016.

A community of photographers, editors, curators, and publishers reviews submissions. Visit “How to Enter” for details. There is a $70 entry fee.

The 2016 competition judge is Peter Barberie, the Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Selection Panel Judge is Melissa Harris, editor-in-chief of the Aperture Foundation.

According to the contest website:

Winners of the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography receive a grant of $3,000, publication of a book of photography, and inclusion in a website devoted to presenting the work of the prizewinners. The winner also receives a solo exhibit and the photographs are then placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts in Duke University’s Rubenstein Library.

Applicants upload work and submit payment online to SlideRoom during the acceptance period. Step-by-step instructions are provided. Photographers are asked to provide the following: 40 photographs, 40 captions, a 1-page artist’s statement, and a 1-page C.V.

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