The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer two cash prizes to the top two finalists for their outstanding work – one Traditional $3,000 cash prize and one Independent $2,000 cash prize. The Lucie Photo Book Prize will coincide with the Lucie Foundation’s programming in New York City this fall, which includes the prestigious 18th Annual Lucie Awards, the 6th annual Lucie Technical Awards and our sister-effort, the International Photography Awards Best of Show. The top finalists will have their work displayed in New York City in October 2020.
ELIGIBILITY: The awards will be presented to photographers, editors, curators, or publishers who have created such projects anywhere in the world within July 2018-July 2020.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: JULY 31, 2020
APPLICATION PROCESS: Complete Submission Form and upload PDF File of Book. Click the button below.
* Due to the volume of submissions, the Lucie Foundation accepts online submissions only. Please do not ship books to the foundation. Thank you. SUBMISSION FORM
Traditional- $55 for first submission, 20% discount for each additional category.
The Traditional Prize will be awarded to a photographer, editor, curator or publisher whose book is commercially produced and distributed.
Independent- $35 for first submission, 20% discount for each additional category.
The Independent Prize will be awarded to a photographer, editor, curator or publisher whose book is published and distributed independently.
1-Exhibition Catalogue: Printed publication made to accompany a temporary exhibition or installation at a gallery or alternative space.
2- First: Open to photographers, authors, and publishers who have not previously had a book published by a third party publishing house.
3- Handmade: Self-published book made by hand.
4-Intersectional: Publication that mixes photography with another medium. This can include text, music, painting, graphic design, poetry, and more.
5-Limited Edition: A book that is released in a limited quantity print run.
6-Multi-Artist: More than one artist, curator, etc. is featured in the publication.
7-Multi Author: Publication composed by more than one author.
8- Proposal: Plan or scheme of a publication, including visual and text which outlines book idea.
9-Prototype: Mock-up of a proposed publication.
10- Other: Publication that does not fit within in any of the thirteen categories.
11-Reissue: A book that has not been available for a period of time, but is now being published or produced again.
12- Self-Published: Publication of any book or other media by its author without the involvement of an established publisher.
13-Single Author: Publication produced by one author.
14- Zine: A small-circulation, self-published work.
SUBCATEGORIES: Culture, Documentary, Fashion, Fine Art, Nature, Other, Photojournalism, Portrait, Single Subject