I was just alerted to another PhotoBook festival, Fotobuch Tage (English: PhotoBook Days), the first of which will be held in Hamburg Germany from June 4th- 6th. Thank you Edi Weitz!
From the festival organizers: The Photobook Days 2010 are honoring the independence of photobooks by dedicating this festival to it. The lead organizer is the association Freundeskreis des Hauses der Photographie e.V.. and the initiators are the Art Historian Jasmin Seck and the Arts Manager Oliver Lähndorf. The venue is the House of Photography, Deichtorhallen Hamburg.
I do not have plans to be in Europe that weekend, but this should be another interesting event.
As I just found out about this festival, regretfully I missed annoucing the May 10th deadline for the submissions to the GetPublishedAward 2010. Nevertheless, some details about this award are here, and a chance to see the 10 shortlisted books during the event in Hamburg:
Photo artists can apply in advance with their photo book dummy. A jury panel views all applications and will shortlist the ten best dummies which will be presented to the visitors during the Photobook Days 2010.
The festival visitors can vote for the winner who will receive a photobook production with up to the value to € 25,000. Seltmann & Soehne is the „publishing godfather“ for the getPublished Award 2010 and is in charge of the production of the winner title. Both the winner book and the production process are going to be presented at the Photobook Days 2011.
There are already plans for 2011, so perhaps I will be able to participate next year with a little forward planning ;- )