KMIEC_PO Opening Soireeweb_44BIFB’13 one for the books prize  Photo © Courtesy Aldona Kmiec


One for the Books is a prize for self publish, on demand  photography books.  Open to photographers world wide, initial submissions are by uploading a PDF file of your book.  The judging panel will choose twenty books which will be printed by our sponsors Blurb and exhibited at the Lost Ones Gallery for the duration of BIFB’15, from August 22 to Sept 20 2015.

The general public* will decide the winner by casting their vote for their favourite book.  Prizes are AUD$2,000 + a $500 Blurb voucher for the winner.  Runner up receives a $500 Blurb voucher and the next 5 highest vote getters will each receive a $300 Blurb voucher.  Also, one lucky voter will win a $500 Blurb voucher in a random draw from those who voted for the winning book.

*one vote per person on the official voting form available only from the gallery. Voters must be over 18. Multiple votes, incomplete or illegible forms disqualified


Akshay BHOAN  [USA] ‘Last Seen’

Madeline BISHOP [Australia] ‘Holding on, and on, and on’

Isabella CAPEZIO [Australia] ‘Support Structures’

Chloe FERRES [Australia] ‘Magic City #2’

Timothy HARLAND [Australia] ‘Anamorphic’

Timothy HARLAND [Australia] ‘Monorail’

David HELSHAM [Australia] ‘Montages 2006-2015’

Rebecca HOSKING  [Australia] ‘Resilience’

Lyndal IRONS [Australia] ‘Goodbye Oxford Tavern’

Paul JURAK [Australia] ‘A Paddle of Peace’

Albert KAREVY [USA] ‘NZ’

Eileen KUZMIC [Australia] ‘Dysphoria: Portfolio as Photobook’

De Sheng LIM [Australia] ‘Boys of Boeung Kak Lake’

Lori ORDOVER [USA] ‘Urban Iconography’

Jon RENDELL [USA] ‘San Francisco – On the Level’

Rick SCHATZBERG [USA] ‘Twenty Two North’

Anthony SCIBELLI [Australia] ‘Supernatural Honeymoon’

Doug SPOWART [Australia] ‘I Have Inhabited a Space..’

Franky TSANG [Australia] ‘Umbrella Movement Hong Kong 2014’

Andrea ZUBANI [Australia] ‘Prospekt & Routine’


Daniel BOETKER SMITH – Founder and Director of the Asia Pacific Photobook Archive and Co Director of the Melbourne Photo Book Festival

Garry TRINH – Blurb representative in Australia. His photo book Just Heaps Surprised to be Alive was nominated for Photography Book of the Year at the 4th International Photo book Festival at Kassel, Germany.

Jeff MOORFOOT – Founder and Creative Director of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale


$2,000 + $500 Blurb voucher goes to Rick Schatzberg [USA] – ’22 North’

Runner up $500 Blurb voucher to Paul Jurak [ACT] – ‘Paddle of Peace’

$300 Blurb voucher to Rebecca Hosking [Vic] – ‘Resilience’

$300 Blurb voucher  to Timothy Harland [NSW] – ‘Anamorphic’

$300 Blurb Voucher to Anthony Scibelli [Vic] – ‘Supernatural Honeymoon’

$300 Blurb voucher to De Sheng Lim [Vic] – ‘Boys of Boeung Kak Lake’

$300 Blurb voucher to Madeline Bishop [Vic ] – ‘Holding On and On and On’

$500 Blurb voucher for the lucky voter Rita Coad [Vic]