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Kassel Dummy Award 2022

The international dummy competition for the best unpublished photobook mock-up of the year.

The KASSEL DUMMY AWARD is the dummy competition for the best unpublished photobook mock-up of the year. Together with our cooperation partners, we invite all photographers worldwide to take part. 50 books will be selected for the shortlist and exhibited at international photo events. 3 winners will be chosen by an international jury. The winner of the First Prize will be produced and published.




The book that wins First Prize will be produced by the leading Turkish photobook printing and binding house MAS, Istanbul in cooperation with the Kasseler Fotografie Festival gUG, Kassel, Germany.
The winners of the Second- and Third Prize will get a production voucher worth 2.000 and 1.000 Euro for future projects donated also by our partner MAS, Istanbul.


Any photographer from around the world who accepts the following conditions can participate by registering for the competition and submitting an unpublished work as a physical book. All books published digitally or by self-publishing in small print-runs or through a photobook-publishing platform like blurb can be submitted.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

The entrant declares that he/she is the owner of all copyright, usage-, application and other protection rights, or if he/she is not the owner of these rights – that he/she has the permission of the owners of these rights and is able to use them without a time or spatial limit and is able to transfer them.


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