Presented by APS Print Group and;
Total PRIZE POOL $2,400
- Entry is FREE and open to all APS members and camera club members
- Entries must be submitted as printed books, using a printer of your choice *
- Entrants may submit one book in each category
- There is no limit to the size, format, or number of pages
- To get a discount on your photo book prints, see our APS Member discounts
Send or deliver entries to Paul Balfe, 120/16 Surbiton Court, Carindale QLD 4152 by 6 October 2023
For further details contact Paul Balfe - email@example.com or 0404 822 317
|Entries Open||1 July 2023|
|Entries Close||6 October 2023|
|Judging||15 October 2023|
|Winners Announced||17 October 2023|
The categories for the APS Photo Book Awards will be “Open” and “Travel”.
Open Category Entries
Entries in the Open category are open to any entrant who is a member of APS and/or an Australian camera club, and to group entries prepared by members of any Australian camera club. The subject matter is unrestricted, with the author free to choose any theme, subject or topic.
Judging criteria will include excellence and fitness for purpose in photography; selection and sequencing of images; design, layout and typography; and originality of concept and design. The images in the book should provide an engaging visual narrative and should work together to deliver an overall visual impact that is “greater than the sum of the parts”. Text supporting the visual narrative may be included but is not a compulsory element.
Travel Category Entries
The Travel category is designed to encourage APS and camera club members to prepare and enter photo books that capture their travel stories.
The category is open to any individual entrant who is a member of APS or an Australian camera club. The subject matter should relate in some way to travel, for example a photo-journal of a particular journey, or a photo essay depicting the landscapes, people or lifestyles of a particular country or region.
Momento Pro is Australia's only locally owned and made photo book printer, and they've supported enthusiast and professional photographers since 2004. They've also been supporters of the APS since 2016, inviting members to join their Club Program to receive 15% off every order. Momento's deadline for APS entries is 6 September. Momento Pro is a highly awarded and respected print company with a focus on accurate colour reproduction. As a highly awarded print company with a focus on accurate colour reproduction, they will do your photography justice.
Our three expert judges for the APS Photo Book Awards 2023 will be multi award-winning professional commercial photographer William Long, APS Senior Vice President Pia Jessen and co-founder of Momento Pro Libby Jeffery.
Participants can enter one book in each section. Format and page length of books is unrestricted and entrants are free to choose their preferred book publisher. The author’s name may be included on the book cover.
Entrants should complete the online entry form on the APS Website
NEW REQUIREMENT for 2023: Entrants will be asked to upload a photo of themselves with their book as part of the online entry process.
From the 1st July entries should be mailed or delivered to:
Paul Balfe, 120/16 Surbiton Court, Carindale QLD 4152
Entrants wishing to have their book/s returned by post must include a fully pre-paid, self-addressed mailing satchel.
Opening date for receipt of entries is 1 July 2023.
Closing date for receipt of entries is 6 October 2023.
Judging will take place on15 October 2023.
Winners will be announced (via Zoom) on 17 October 2023.
For further details contact Paul Balfe – firstname.lastname@example.org or 0404 822 317.