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APS Photobook Competition winners 2021

Meet the winners of the 2021 Australian Photographic Society Photobook Award proudly sponsored by Momento Pro. View their books and learn about the characteristics that made them successful.

Now in its sixth year, the Australian Photographic Society’s (APS) annual Photo Book Awards 2021 attracted a total of 20 entries. While the number of submissions was down on last year (impacted by the extended lockdowns in Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory) the quality of entries was once again very high. Congratulations to the six winners across the Storytelling and Portfolio categories, whose books are outlined below and offer plenty of food for thought for your next creation. 

 

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Find your perfect photo book printer and format match

Before committing to a photo book print run it’s comforting to know you’ve chosen the right printer and format to do your project justice. Here we outline the questions to ask and characteristics to look for, that will help you find your best matches.

There are so many factors to consider when choosing a format and a printer for your photo book, but what are the best options for your project? To make your decision process easier and help you avoid pitfalls, we’ve compiled some questions to ask yourself and your supplier so you can get as close as possible to your perfect match. You can narrow down the options quickly by answering these questions: what print quality do I want?  How many copies do I need? What’s my budget? What binding do I want? And what size should it be?

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Epic photographic legacy: ‘Nam Contact’ by Tim Page

British war photographer Tim Page has created a mammoth printed legacy of his black-and-white images from the Vietnam War in a limited edition book, box and print set, proudly printed by Momento Pro.

Momento Pro was honoured to produce this custom collector’s edition book and box set for British war photojournalist Tim Page. Nam Contact is an epic retrospective of his unseen black-and-white Vietnam War pictures encompassing an oversized 448-page book, a reproduction of a 1966 Kodak flexographic box with an insert for a loupe, and an embossed folio case for a signed and numbered print. Learn about its creation in Will Shipton’s article, Nam Contact: Symphonic coda to Tim Page’s Vietnam, originally published in Inside Imaging on 16 April 2021.

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Host a Camera Club Photobook Competition

Making a photo book extends your creative skills in editing, sequencing, layout and visual storytelling. Establish a photo book prize for your camera club with some help from Momento Pro’s competition guidelines and web template.

If you’re keen to extend the photographic skills and creativity of your camera club members, consider hosting an annual photo book competition. Through the process of transforming a series of photographs into a book, they’ll refine their photo editing skills, learn about sequencing, layout and design, and improve their visual storytelling.

To make setting up a competition an easy process, we’ve created a How To Host A Photobook Competition Guide as well as a Photobook Competition webpage template, and profiled some winners of existing club comps below. If you’re inspired, feel free to hit us up for a voucher prize too.

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