Aporia by Andrew Waits
winner of third edition
A Google Wife by Olga Bushkova
winner of second edition
eden by Bernardita Morello
winner of first edition

Fiebre Dummy Award 2019

The jury composed by Valentina Abenavoli (Akina Books), Tiffany Jones (Overlapse), Gabriela Cendoya (photobook collector), Aneta Kowalczyk and Grzegorz Kosmala (Blow Up Press), Laura Carbonell (Punto de Fuga Bogotá), Andrew Waits (Fiebre Dummy Award 2018 winner), Sonia Berger (Dalpine), Fosi Vegue (Photographer & editor), Víctor Garrido (La Troupe) and Miguel Ángel Esteban (Artes Gráficas Palermo), have selected as winner of fourth edition of Fiebre Dummy Award to:

Juan Orrantia, "Like Stains of Red Dirt"

The Public Prize selected by audience vote online on the Fiebre YouTube channel goes to:

Lara Shipley, "Passersby"

Sponsored by Artes Gráficas Palermo and organised in partnership with Art Photo Bcn. The winning proposal will be co-edited with Dalpine, while La Troupe will be in charge of the prepress process.


(Closed call)

We are launching the 4th edition of the Fiebre Dummy Award to publish a photobook, sponsored by Artes Gráficas Palermo and organised in partnership with Art Photo Bcn. The winning proposal will be co-edited with Dalpine, while La Troupe will be in charge of the prepress process.


Fully aware of the technical and economic difficulties involved in the production of photobooks, since 2015, Fiebre Photobook offers an annual award aimed at publishing the best dummy, selected among all submitted proposals.


The call opens 4 June and closes 9 September. Our international jury will shortlist the 10 finalists and the winning photobook will be announced on the 7th edition of Fiebre Photobook Madrid. The official launch of the photobook, including a dedicated exhibition, will take place in Barcelona during the 7th edition of Art Photo Bcn.

Submission Guidelines

  • All photographers who conceive photography as a means of expression are invited to participate, regardless of their age and nationality. 

  • The submitted project may be individual or collective.

  • The project must be original and unpublished, and no publishing commitment may exist with any other publisher.

  • The proposal must be as close as possible to the final version with regard to editing, format and materials used.

  • A 20-euro participation fee per proposal applies.

  • Participants must fill in the online registration form and attach the requested material, either in Spanish or in English.

  • Only the 10 finalists shall be required to submit a hard-copy version of their dummies.

  • Any proposals received after the deadline will be declined.

  • The decision of the international jury shall be final and unappealable.

  • The award may be declared void, in which case all participation fees shall be reimbursed.

​The Award

Print run of 500 copies of the winning dummy subject to the following conditions::​

  • Artes Gráficas Palermo will be in charge of the production process, including print, paper and binding (with a maximum budget of 6,000 euros).

  • Dalpine will be in charge of distribution, presence in major photobook fairs and circulation among agents and expert critics.

  • La Troupe will be in charge of prepress and printing of exhibition copies.

  • Art Photo Bcn will provide an exhibition stand at the 7th edition of the Art Photo Bcn fair and will incorporate the official book launch into its program.

  • Fiebre Photobook will be in charge of the photobook’s communication and promotional campaign.

  • The author will receive 1,000 euros as an advance payment for the copyright of the first edition of the book (subject to tax).

  • The author will receive 25 copies of the photobook.

  • The winning dummy, along with the other 9 finalists, will participate in the dummy exhibition that will take place during the Fiebre Photobook Festival 2019, with potential touring possibilities.

  • Fiebre Photobook will cover the author’s travel and accommodation expenses for the book launch, regardless of their country of departure.

International Jury


Valentina Abenavoli - Akina Books

Tiffany Jones - Overlapse

Gabriela Cendoya - Photobook collector

Aneta Kowalczyk y Grzegorz Kosmala - Blow Up Press

Laura Carbonell - Punto de Fuga Bogotá

Andrew Waits - Dummy Award 2018 Winner

Miguel Ángel Esteban - Director of Artes Gráficas Palermo

Sonia Berger -  Dalpine

Fosi Vegue -  Photographer & editor

Víctor Garrido -  La Troupe

Prize of the public - During Fiebre 2019

Call Calendar


  • Call opening date: Tuesday 4 June 2019. 

  • Deadline: Monday 9 September 2019 at 11:59 pm.

  • Shortlist announcement: 19 September 2019.

  • Submission period for shortlisted dummies: from 18 September to 18 October.

  • Winner announcement: 27 October 2019, during the 7th edition of Fiebre Photobook Madrid.

  • Production of the photobook will take place between late 2019 and early 2020.

  • ​The photobook Will be launched at Art Photo Bcn 2020.


Exhibition of Shortlisted Dummies

All 10 shortlisted dummies will be exhibited during the Fiebre Photobook Festival 2019, which will be held from 25 to 27 October at Complejo El Águila, an exhibition space run by the Regional Government of Madrid. Additionally, we will invite the audience to vote for their favourite dummy, which will be announced alongside the winning project, selected by our international jury 



  • All applicants warrant that they are the sole owners and rights holders of the content of their submitted projects (texts, images and graphics).

  • Both the finalists and the winner authorise Fiebre Photobook to exhibit their dummies during the Fiebre Photobook Festival 2019 and share information online regarding its dissemination.

  • The book shall include an acknowledgement to Fiebre Photobook and all contributors shall be listed on the credits page.



What are we seeking?

We are seeking an original project specifically adapted to book format. The dummy should be virtually ready for publication in terms of design, editing and other technical aspects.


Who can participate?

This call is open to authors of all ages and nationalities; there is a 20-euro submission fee per proposal.


How many projects can you submit?

As many as you wish; however, each proposal must be submitted independently.


Do you have to send a hard-copy dummy?

In order to participate, it is not necessary to submit a hard-copy dummy. Only a pdf and a link to a video that showcases the dummy as best as possible. If your project is shortlisted among the 10 finalists, you will be required to send a hard-copy dummy within a maximum of 3 weeks for the jury to make the final decision. These will not be returned and will be incorporated into the Fiebre Photobook Festival collection.


What will the distribution process be like?

Dalpine will be in charge of national and international distribution and Fiebre will roll out a communication campaign in order to give it the widest possible dissemination, with presence in different festivals, bookshops, libraries, media and events.


Who will own the publishing rights?

Fiebre Photobook Festival and Dalpine shall own the publishing rights for the first edition, which shall then be signed over to the author for future editions. The copyright of all images included in the book shall belong to the author, who shall authorise their use for the purpose of publishing the book and for all necessary communication and dissemination purposes.

What happens if the award is declared void?
In the event that the international jury decides to declare the award void, the organisation will reimburse all submission fees.

Why is the submission of hard-copy dummies only requested to the finalists?

Mainly because the final decision cannot be made based on a PDF and a video; in our experience, having a hard-copy dummy provides a large amount of information that is essential to determine the winner of the award. We are also aware that shipping costs are high, especially in the case of an international prize such as the Fiebre Dummy Award. We hold an exhibition that showcases all 10 shortlisted dummies and is highly regarded by our audience, as well as by publishers attending the festival, and we know from previous years that these exhibitions have resulted in other publishing offers besides the winning project.

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