COSMOS PDF AWARD IS A DIGITALLY TRANSMITTED PRIZE. ITS FIRST AIM IS TO HELP PHOTOGRAPHERS TO PRODUCE AND HIGHLIGHT INNOVATIVE AND CREATIVE PROJECTS AROUND PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL PUBLISHING.

APPLICATIONS ARE SUBMITTED VIA A DIGITAL PORTFOLIO, IN PDF-FORMAT. CANDIDATES ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT AN UNPUBLISHED PROJECT WHICH SEEKS TO REDEFINE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE LIMITS OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC MEDIUM.
THERE IS NO CHARGE TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION AND PDF FORMAT REQUIRES NO EXTRA COST. AS FOLLOWS, WE ARE LOOKING FOR APPLICATIONS THAT VALUE THIS STANDARDISED FORMAT AS A SINGULAR FORM OF EXPRESSION. WHILST THERE IS NO LIMITATION ON THE NUMBER OF PAGES PER APPLICATION, THE PDF FILE SIZE IS LIMITED TO 10 MO. THE PANEL OF JUDGES BRINGS TOGETHER TEN QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS FROM THE FIELDS OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTOBOOKS.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 10TH JUNE 2017
A SHORTLIST OF 10 PDF ENTRIES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN MID-JUNE AND THE WINNER AT THE END OF JUNE. ALL SHORTLISTED PDF ENTRIES WILL BE PUBLISHED ON OUR WEBSITE
THE WINNING PROJECT WILL BE PRINTED BY A PROFESSIONAL STUDIO AND EXHIBITED BY COSMOS ARLES BOOKS DURING THE PRESTIGIOUS FESTIVAL LES RENCONTRES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE. THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE THE PRINTS AT THE END OF THE FESTIVAL. THE WINNING PDF WILL ALSO GO ON TO BE EXHIBITED AT JAIPURPHOTO 2O18.

PDF OFFERS THE EASIEST AND MOST ‘DEMOCRATIC’ FILE FORMAT TO ACHIEVE THE TRANSMISSION AND PROMOTION OF ARTISTIC PROJECTS. THE PRICE WAS CREATED IN 2015 for FOR THE NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION GALERIE 2600, with the technical help of ATELIER SHL.
IN 2017, THE AWARD HAS RECEIVED THE SUPPORT OF CANADIAN PHOTOGRAPHY INSTITUTE (CPI) AND TAKES A NEW FORM, GETTING A NEW PLATFORM AND SUBMISSION INTERFACE.



PDF Award jury 2017

LUCE LEBART – DIRECTOR (CANADIAN PHOTOGRAPHY INSTITUTE – CA)
KALEV ERICKSON - EDITOR (ARCHIVE OF MODERN CONFLICT – UK)
CRISTINA DE MIDDEL - ARTIST, PUBLISHER (THIS BOOK IS TRUE – BR)
CHRISTIN KRAUSE – EDITOR (SPECTOR BOOKS – DE)
KATJA STUKE & OLIVER SIEBER - ARTISTS (DE)
CRISTIAN LUTZ - PHOTOGRAPHER (CH)
JOERG BADER – DIRECTOR (CENTRE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE GENÊVE – CH)
MOSTAFA AGHRIB – (MARRAKECH MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL ARTS – MA)
LOUISE CLEMENTS – DIRECTOR (FORMAT FESTIVAL, DERBY - UK)
LOLA MAC DOUGALL PADGAONKAR – DIRECTOR (JAIPURPHOTO – IN)
AARON SCHUMAN - CRITIC, PHOTOGRAPHER, CURATOR (UK)
BAPTISTE GIROUDON - PHOTOGRAPHER, WINNER OF THE COSMOS PDF AWARD 2016 (FR)



Timeline

● SUBMISSION OPENING : MAY 10TH
SUBMISSION DEADLINE : JUNE 10TH
● SHORTLIST ANNOUNCEMENT : MID JUNE
● WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT : END OF JUNE
● PRIZE CEREMONY – JULY 5TH AT COSMOS ARLES BOOKS 2017 IN ARLES



Terms and conditions

COSMOS PDF AWARD IS A DIGITALLY TRANSMITTED PRIZE.
ITS FIRST AIM IS TO HELP PHOTOGRAPHERS TO PRODUCE AND HIGHLIGHT INNOVATIVE AND CREATIVE PROJECTS AROUND PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL PUBLISHING.
WHEN SUBMITTING THEIR PROJECT, CANDIDATES ACCEPT THAT THEIR PDF WILL BE PUBLISHED ON OUR PUBLIC PLATFORM OR ON ANY OTHER SUPPORTING PLATFORMS DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED TO THE AWARD. THE AWARD ORGANISERS ARE COMMITTED TO CREDITING ALL PUBLISHED WORKS BY THE NAME OF HIS/HER AUTHOR.
WHEN SUBMITTING THEIR PROJECT, CANDIDATES CERTIFY THAT WHAT THEY SUBMIT IS THEIR OWN WORK. IF THE CANDIDATE CHOOSES TO INCLUDE PHOTOGRAPHS THAT ARE NOT THEIR OWN, THEY ARE OBLIGED TO CITE THE SOURCE AND/OR CREDIT THE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHER.
UPON THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNING PROJECT, THE WINNER WILL BE ASKED TO TRANSFER HD COPIES OF THEIR PROJECT IN THE FOLLOWING DAYS AND WILL BE EXPECTED TO PARTAKE IN THE PRESENTATION OF HIS/HER WORK.



PARTNERS

CANADIAN PHOTOGRAPHY INSTITUTE
ATELIER SHL
JAIPURPHOTO


Previous COSMOS PDf Award WINNERS



Installation view of batiste Giroudon project at Cosmos Arles Books 2016


Installation view of Hannah Darabi project at Cosmos Arles Books 2015