The call for the Best Photography Book of the Year Award - PHE21 is now open

Another year, PHotoESPAÑA wants to recognize the important role that the publishing industry has as a means of disseminating photography. With this objective in mind, it has been awarding the Best Photography Book of the Year Award since 1998.

The award recognizes the following categories:

-Best photography book of the year in the national category

-Best photography book of the year in international category

-Best self-published photography book

-Outstanding publisher of the year

Participation requirements

The call for this XXIV edition of the Festival will be open until May 10, 2021. Authors and publishers of all nationalities who submit photography books published between March 1, 2020 and March 1, 2021.

To participate, it is essential to fill out the registration form that you will find below. Once the online registration has been made, you have to print the form received by e-mail and send it, together with two copies of each publication in competition, to the following address:


Best Photography Book of the Year Award

C / Verónica, 13

28014 Madrid - Spain


The reception of books will remain open until May 10, 2021. All shipments made until the same day of the closing of the call will be accepted. The participant will have to pay the cost of the shipment in full and with delivery to the indicated address.

Selection of books

During the month of May 2021, a pre-selection committee made up of professionals from the publishing world will be in charge of selecting the finalist books that will be exhibited at one of the Official Venues of the Festival. The list of selected books is on the PHotoESPAÑA website.

The books selected for the exhibition will not be returned. Those not selected may be collected, at PHotoESPAÑA offices, from the communication of the shortlisted and until June 25, 2021. Once this period has passed, the publications will be sent to libraries and cultural centers, where they will become part of your funds.



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