The Anamorphosis Prize is open to all self-published photobooks and photo-based artist books published between September 1st 2016 and November 15th 2017


– Your book must be self-published in an edition of 50 or greater.

– Self-published means self-published.

– No collaboration with any publisher no matter the size is allowed.

– There is no entry fee.

– In order to be considered, entries must be received by November 15th 2017.

– The shortlist of 20 books will be announced in the beginning of December 2017.

– The winner will be announced January 1st 2018.


Your book will not be returned. All entries will be donated at the end of the contest to Franklin Furnace for their permanent collection.

If your book is selected for the shortlist you will be required to send an additional 2 copies upon notification: one for inclusion in the MoMA Library collection and another for display at special forthcoming events.

Please fill out the application form found HERE. This contains all pertinent information required for submission.

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Using UPS, FEDEX, DHL for your postage?

Please fill in the application form and additionally mention that you will need the regular address instead of the standard P.O. BOX. We will send this address to you via email. Thank you.

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Playing definitions as nebulous, the photobook functions as a transparent vehicle for its content and the artist book uses the book form as medium.

A photo-based artist book is a work of art in itself.

The Anamorphosis Prize