The Newsprint Award 2013 – Celebrating the Newsprint & Self-publishing

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The Newsprint Award 2013

Bookdummypress and Reminder’s Project Stronghold have joined forces to launch a new photography publication award. It celebrates the newsprint’s contribution to the evolving creativity of self-publishing. Newsprint is a medium with minimal commercial strings attached and allow for a range of experimentation. It has the potential of reaching a diverse audience, the work will be spread to a wider area, faster. It is an autonomous medium accessible to all. This award is intended to stimulate to take a renew approach towards this format and to introduce photographers to a way to self-publish and self-distribute their work.


The Newsprint Award is an award open to individual photographers/artists. Submissions must consist of coherent photo projects for a 24-page newsprint publication, not a portfolio of the images, tabloid size (43.18 cm × 27.942 cm)(17 in × 11.0 in), color or B/W.

All submissions should be in PDF format with approximately 400-word project description. Any text within the project must be in English or Japanese. No Entry Fee.

PDF file (Tabloid size, 24pages)

Project Description – 400 words (EN or JP)

Résumé / Narrative Bio – 700 words (EN or JP)


The winning project will be announced on June 1st, 2013 and will be published in July 2013. He/She will be awarded with an opportunity to have their work published in newsprint and exhibited in Tokyo, together working with RPS and bdp to ensure the dissemination of the project to as wide an audience as possible.

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