Best Photography Book of the Year Award

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


The award recognizes the following categories:

  • Best photography book of the year in national category
  • Best photography book of the year in international category
  • Best Self-Published Photography Book
  • Featured Publisher of the Year


Participation requirements

The call for this XXVI edition of the Festival will be open until March 31th 2023. Authors and publishers of all nationalities who present photography books published between the April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023.

To participate, it is essential to fill out the registration form what you will find below. Once you have registered online, you must print the form received by e-mail and send it, together with two copies of each publication in the 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 14 April 2023. All submissions made up to the day of closing of the call will be accepted. The participant will have to pay the shipping cost in full and with delivery to the indicated address. The organization will not be responsible for any shipping costs and will not receive any book with expenses to pay.

Selection of books

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 during the months of the Festival. The list of selected books will be made public on the PHotoESPAÑA website and social networks.

The books selected for the exhibition will not be returned. Those not selected may be picked up at the PHotoESPAÑA offices, from the communication of the shortlisted until the May 1th 2023. Once that period has passed, the publications will be sent to libraries and cultural centers, where they will become part of their collections.