PRESS RELEASE: Photography.Book.Now Opens People's Choice Voting
Awards Ceremony and meet-ups announced in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and London
SAN FRANCISCO, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Photography.Book.Now International Juried Competition today opened voting for the People's Choice Award. Anyone may now visit the Photography.Book.Now Bookstore and vote for their favorite photography book through August 20, 2009. Photography.Book.Now, presented by Blurb®, celebrates the finest self-published photography books - and the people behind them.
There will be one People's Choice Award winner in each category - Editorial, Fine Art, and Commercial. Each award winner will receive a Maine Media Workshop Scholarship Package, and will have their books featured at the Photography.Book.Now meet-ups worldwide.
Blurb will host an awards celebration and meet-up in New York on September 23 at the Tribeca Rooftop. There will also be meet-ups in San Francisco, London, and Chicago, to showcase the winning books, honor the grand prize and top category winners, and bring the photography community together with industry peers, judges, and friends. Attendance is free, and all are welcome. Please RSVP at http://pbn.blurb.com/social_events.
"Photography.Book.Now is about celebrating the best in creative talent," said Eileen Gittins, Blurb's founder and CEO. "Our world-renowned judging panel is sure to honor some truly amazing work, but there's something special about being recognized by your peers. The People's Choice Award allows members of the photography community to make their voice heard, and spread the word about their favorite work."
The Photography.Book.Now International Juried Competition is presented by Blurb, the creative publishing and marketing platform that enables anyone to design, publish, share and sell bookstore-quality books.
Photography.Book.Now is an international juried self-published book competition, and a celebration of the most creative, most innovative, and finest photography books - and the people behind them. Now in its second year, Photography.Book.Now offers photographers of all stripes the opportunity to showcase their work to a world-renowned panel of judges, and take a shot at a $25,000 grand prize. Submissions closed on July 16, 2009. For more information on prizes, sponsors, and upcoming social events, visit www.photographybooknow.com.
Blurb® is a creative publishing and marketing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb's platform makes it easy to design, publish, market and sell professional-quality books, using our free, award-winning Blurb BookSmart® software, or via the design tool of your choice. Use Blurb's Bookstore and online marketing tools to market and sell your books, and keep 100% of your profit. Use Blurb's social and community features to create and share Blurb books with your friends and colleagues with ease.
Blurb was founded by Eileen Gittins in 2005, and includes a team of design, Internet and media veterans who share a passion for helping people bring their stories to life. Blurb is based in San Francisco with offices in London, and is funded by Canaan Partners and Anthem Venture Partners. For more info, visit http://www.blurb.com.
(First posted on Friday, July 24, 2009 at 12:46 EDT)