Bob Books Photobook Award

This competition is now closed!

Image © Masumi Shibata taken from Publish Your Photography Book by Darius D. Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson

UK-based on-demand photobook printer Bob Books are inviting photographers to submit your projects for a chance to have your work printed as a limited edition, bespoke photobook with coverage and promotion from BJP. The competition will be judged by Bob Books and BJP – and it’s free to enter, so submit now!


1st Place

The grand-prize winner of the competition will receive:

  • £500 print credit from Bob Books to produce a set of photobooks based on your winning entry
  • Professional guidance from Bob Books on photobook creation
  • Editorial feature on BJP Online
  • Promotional support from BJP on social channels
  • Showcase on the Bob Books website
  • Promotional support from Bob Books on social channels
Runners Up

Two runners up will receive:

  • £100 print credit from Bob Books
  • Promotional support from BJP on social channels
  • Showcase on the Bob Books website
  • Promotional support from Bob Books on social channels

Entry Rules

  • The work submitted must be a series of images, and cannot be a single image.
  • Entrants can only submit one project for consideration.
  • Projects must not have been published as a photobook before.
  • In regards to the above point, if you have made a dummy or rough copy, for an assignment or as part of your degree for example, you are still eligible to submit your project.
  • Dummies as submissions are not required and would not benefit your entry.
  • The work submitted can be a full project or specifically chosen images from a larger project capable of producing a book.
  • Images can have been shot in any format, using any camera model, on film or digital.
  • If applicable, please indicate the viewing order by numbering each image from 1 – 20.
  • If applicable, please include short captions within the filename of each image.
  • Each submitted image can be a maximum of 1MB in size. All images must be submitted as JPEG files – any files submitted in any other format (including TIFF, PDF, PSD etc) will not be accepted.
  • Winners will be contacted for high resolution images.
  • The submitted images must be a substantial and interconnected body of work, with a minimum of 10 images and a maximum of 20 images.
  • Entrants must have 25 images or more in total in their “full” project, including the submitted images, to form the final book should you be chosen as the winner.
  • Works must be finished projects and not in progress.
  • The competition is free to enter.
  • The competition is open to all over the age of 18.
  • The competition is open to all from around the world.
  • Once submitted, your entry cannot be altered. Only submitted entries will be viewed by the judges.
  • If you’re stuck or have a question, please send an email to:

We’ll  be sharing our favourite submissions on social media, so make sure to include your social media and contact details when you submit!

Please see the full competition terms and conditions here. The Bob Books Photobook Award is a Bob Books competition, with promotion and coverage of the winners provided by BJP. Please click here for more information on sponsored content funding at British Journal of Photography.