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Momento Pro + APPA Awards 2018

The Australian Professional Photography Awards Awards (APPA) were founded in 1963 by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and they are now the largest awards for professional print photography in Australia, and one of the largest in the world. The Awards are open to AIPP member and non AIPP member photographers from all disciplines. Momento Pro is a proud sponsor of the Book and Album categories, and we offer a 40% discount on all books and albums produced for APPA.



How to order your APPA Book or Album

Place your order and receive a 40% discount** by calling us on 1300 650 127 before the deadline:
  * Orders are sent directly to APPA unless requested. Allow extra time if you wish to personally submit your entry
** The 40% discount is considered to be one of your five Studio Displays as you will get the book or album back after the Awards

 


How to enter the APPA Awards

  1. Non-members must apply for Wildcard entry by emailing admin@aipp.com.au ASAP
  2. Non-members must add their details to the APPA database by emailing kim.harding@aipp.com.au by 6 August
  3. All entrants must register their entry online and pay the entry fee of $50 for AIPP members or $85 for non members by 9 August
  4. All entrants must submit a physical copy to APPA c/o Photography Studies College, 65 City Rd, Southbank VIC 3006 by 5pm 20 August*
* Orders are sent directly to APPA unless requested. Allow extra time if you wish to personally submit your entry
* Please note that APPA Print entries are due on 16 August not 20 August. 


Full Album + Book entry details below
 


Album category entry criteria

The Album category rewards the art of presenting a series of technically and artistically excellent photographs in an engaging visual narrative to tell the story of an event, person or people. An album is defined as any bound collection of photos of a personal nature, commissioned by a client, or for private viewing, most commonly including event, wedding and portrait photography.

Full + official Album category rules



Book category entry criteria

The Book category is designed to showcase photography in a printed publication where the photos are the primary carrier of the communiqué. The book can be any bound collection of photos created or published specifically for public viewing, but cannot be commissioned by individuals for private enjoyment. Content can include travel, landscape, documentary, illustrative, commercial, portrait or editorial photography. The books may be unpublished, self-published or published by a trade, academic or cultural institution.

Full + official Book category rules



Judging schedule

The APPA Awards judging, exhibition and tradeshow takes place from 25 - 27 August at Melbourne Olympic Park Function Centre and we're delighted that in 2018 the Book and Album categories will have a dedicated space with open judging, a review of the physical entries, and a delayed videostream. Guests are also welcome to browse the publications after the judging is complete. The current schedule is:

Sat 25 August, 11.30am - 4.30pm: Book judging
Mon 27 August, 9.00am - 1.30pm: Album judging

Official judging schedule

 


APPA questions?

Email awards@aipp.com.au

 




Official Rules for the 2018 AIPP Australian Album of the Year Award

THE WINNER RECEIVES A TROPHY, $1000 CASH, $1000 MOMENTO PRO CREDIT & ENTRY INTO APPA 2019

The Album category is designed to reward the art of presenting a series of technically and artistically excellent photographs in an engaging visual narrative that tells the story of an event, person or people by revealing the personalities, emotions, characters, relationships and settings.

An album can be defined as any bound collection of photos of a personal nature, commissioned by a client, or for private viewing, most commonly event and portrait photography. Event photography can include weddings, engagements, formals, parties and graduations, while portrait photography can include couple, baby, individual, family, boudoir and pets. All other genres should be entered into the Book Category. There are no physical requirements other than the prints/pages must be bound.

Judges will be asked to consider excellence in photographic technique, lighting, posing, expression and composition. Further considerations will include layout, design, sequencing, storytelling, production, packaging, originality and overall impact.

CATEGORY RULES AND REQUIREMENTS
•   All photographs in an album must have been taken within the 24 months preceding the close of entries.
•    Album entries are limited to four albums per entrant.
•    Albums will be scored and eligible for Silver and Gold Awards. However, these Awards will not accrue APPA Award points and the category is not eligible for the Australian Professional Photographer of the Year award.
•   Due to the nature of the judging process, pre-judging will take place in private. Once this is complete, final comments, discussion and scores by the judges will be conducted in public.
•    The seeding and qualifying requirements do not apply to enter the Album category.
•   Albums will be returned, but note that they may suffer from handling during judging, packaging and freighting. The AIPP and its sponsors will not accept responsibility for loss or damage to any album, no matter how it was caused, and by entering the Awards, the entrant agrees not to seek recompense from the AIPP or its sponsors in the event of loss or any damage.
•    Album entries from overseas entrants will not be returned - this is purely a logistical issue.

HOW TO ENTER
•   Entry Fee is $50 per album for AIPP members and $85 per album for non-AIPP members, with a Maximum of 4 Album entries and/or 4 Book Entries per person.
•    Entrants must email admin@aipp.com.au before 6th August to request their email address is added to the system for album entry.
•   After APPA confirms your login details, enter online at www.aippawards.com by the 9TH AUGUST 5.00 P.M. Upload a cover
image of your book(s), 3000 pixels on the longest side, 300 ppi, Adobe RGB (not greyscale or sRGB) saved as JPEG setting
9. The filename must use the following format - your state, year, surname, first name initial and short book title, using letters,
numbers, hyphens and underscores only e.g. Qld2017-BlogsJ-MyBook.jpg – change to Qld2018-BlogsJ-MyBook.jpg
•   Print out a copy of the album identification labels and address labels and place the album identification label inside the
front cover of the physical album.
•  Send your physical album(s) to the entry address by 5.00 p.m. Thursday 16th August 2017. Please ensure that the album
is suitably packaged for transit to and from the Awards.Your Album(s) may be included in your print case if a suitable fit.
 

Source: Official APPA entry details

 



Official Rules for the 2018 AIPP Australian Photographic Book of the Year Award

THE WINNER RECEIVES A TROPHY, $1000 CASH, $1000 MOMENTO PRO CREDIT  & ENTRY INTO APPA 2019

The Photographic Book category is designed to celebrate and showcase photography in a printed publication where the photographs are the primary carrier of the communiqué.

A photographic book can be defined as any bound collection of photos created or published specifically for public viewing. They do not include publications commissioned by individuals for private enjoyment (e.g. albums). Eligible content can include travel, landscape, documentary, illustrative, commercial, portrait or editorial photography. The book may be unpublished, self-published or published by a major independent, academic or cultural institution. There are no physical requirements other than the prints/pages must be bound. This award is designed to first and foremost recognise the photography in the book, but due consideration will also be given to the visual narrative, design, typography, production values and packaging.

CATEGORY RULES AND REQUIREMENTS
•   The book must have been published in the previous two years, but the images may have been taken at any time and may include ‘found/historical’ photographs which are not the work of the entrant. Such found/historical photographs are acceptable where these images are used as reference or as supporting material for the primary photography in the book, which must otherwise be 100% the work of the photographer.
•   Photographic book entries are limited to four books per entrant.
•    With appropriate permissions, any member of the production team including the photographer, designer, publisher or the printer may submit a book for entry.

Books can include text, typography, graphics and other design elements that enhance or compliment the visual narrative.
•    Entries must have a connection with Australia (photographer, publisher, printer or content).
•   Print-to-order and limited print run books are acceptable. An ISBN number is not required.
•   Judging will be by a panel of five, which may include photographers, designers, publishers and booksellers.
•   Due to the nature of the judging process, pre-judging will take place in private. Once this is complete, final comments, discussion and scores by the Judges will be open to the public.
•   Books will be scored and are eligible for Silver and Gold Awards, but entrants are not eligible for the Australian Professional Photographer of the Year award. These awards will not accrue APPA Award points.
•   The seeding and qualifying requirements do not apply to enter the photography book competition.
•   Books will be returned, but note they may suffer from handling during judging, packaging and freighting. The AIPP and its sponsors will not accept responsibility for loss or damage to any book, no matter how caused, and by entering the Awards, thennentrant agrees not to seek recompense from the AIPP or its sponsors in the event of loss or any damage.
•   Book entries from overseas entrants will not be returned - this is purely a logistical issue.

HOW TO ENTER
•   Entry Fee is $50 per album for AIPP members and $85 per book for non-AIPP members, with a Maximum of 4 Album entries and/or
4 Book Entries per person.
•    Entrants must email admin@aipp.com.au before 6TH AUGUST to request their email address is added to the system for album entry.
•   After APPA confirms your login details, enter online at www.aippawards.com by the 9TH AUGUST 5.00 P.M. Upload a cover
image of your book(s), 3000 pixels on the longest side, 300 ppi, Adobe RGB (not greyscale or sRGB) saved as JPEG setting 9. The
filename must use the following format - your state, year, surname, first name initial and short book title, using letters, numbers,
hyphens and underscores only e.g. Qld2017-BlogsJ-MyBook.jpg – change to Qld2018-BlogsJ-MyBook.jpg
•   Print out a copy of the book identification labels and address labels and place the book identification label inside the front cover of
the physical book.
•    Send your physical album(s) to the entry address by 5.00 P.M. THURSDAY 16TH AUGUST 2018. Please ensure that the book is
suitably packaged for transit to and from the Awards. Your Book(s) may be included in your print case if a suitable fit

Source: Official APPA entry details