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Open Call BUP Book Award

BLOW UP PRESS (BUP) Book Award is a competition for all photographers around the world, regardless of their age, gender or nationality – which goal is to promote photobooks as a way of expression. The fourth edition of BUP Book Award looks for photography based projects from which one will become a real book.

The main prize of BUP includes a book design by Aneta Kowalczyk (an award-winning Polish book designer), a publication of the book by BLOW UP PRESS in a print run between 500 and 800 depending on the project complexity, book distribution by BLOW UP PRESS and cooperating bookstores as well as during the key photo book shows in the world.

The organisers are not accepting book dummiesnor pdf’s. All submitted, verified and approved projects will be then evaluated by a professional international jury. Applications can be submitted until 5 March. Find more information here.

BLOW UP PRESS established in 2012 is a family run publisher of photobooks and lens-based art books. Originally online publisher, BUP switched to paper in 2016. Since then it has become a recognisable producer of sophistically designed books dealing with thought-provoking topics, following the motto When the story matters. BUP collaborates with emerging and established photographers from around the world. Since 2020, BUP organises annual contest BUP Book Award which goal is to promote photobooks as a way of communicate important subjects.