Open Call 2011

Open Call 2011

Submissions are now closed To see the list of selected books,click here

Blurb Photography Books for PhotoIreland Festival

In cooperation with Blurb, this year we will search for the best contemporary photo books within our audience, via our international call for submissions. The best books will be printed and available for all to see at the Book and Magazine Fair.

The submission deadline is June 10, 2011. Submit your books now!

We are looking for 20 great Blurb contemporary photography books to highlight at the festival.
This is a great opportunity to showcase your outstanding Blurb photography book at PhotoIreland. This year the festival kicks off July 1st and celebrates its first Book & Magazine Fair, with a special focus on photo books. You’ll enjoy events at dozens of venues around the city, including Blurb bookmaking seminars.

If your book is selected, it will be on display at the Book & Magazine Fair, and we’ll also bring all 20 along with us to the Belfast Photo Festival in August.
Sound interesting? Read on for more info.

Submission Guidelines

We’re looking for outstanding contemporary photography books that show a strong creative/photographic identity and high technical and conceptual standards. They should stand out and grab the attention of our panel of judges.

How To Submit Your Blurb Book

Go to and create your own photo book, or upload your own version, in PDF and other formats, following the instructions. Then, email a link to your Blurb book to:

Your Blurb book must be set to ‘public’ view. If your book is selected we will ask you to fill out our form and give us written permission to display it at the festivals.


June 10, 2011


Moritz Neumüller, Curator of PhotoIreland
Angel Luis Gonzalez, Director of PhotoIreland
Rachel Stanley, Blurb Marketing