The Lucie Photo Book Prize is a juried competition open to a diversity of submissions - from published to prototype to hand-made books. The awards will be presented to photographers, editors, curators or publishers who have created such projects anywhere in the world within July 2017- July 2019. 

The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer two cash prizes to the top two finalists for their outstanding work - one Traditional $3,000 cash prize and one Independent $2,000 cash prize. The Traditional Prize will be awarded to a photographer, editor, curator or publisher whose book is commercially produced and distributed. The Independent Prize will be awarded to a photographer, editor, curator or publisher whose book is published and distributed independently. The Lucie Photo Book Prize will coincide with the Lucie Foundation’s programming in New York City this fall, which includes the prestigious 17th Annual Lucie Awards, the 5th annual Lucie Technical Awards and our sister-effort, the International Photography Awards Best of Show. The top finalists will have their work displayed in New York City in October 2019.

Lucie Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization whose three-tiered mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography, worldwide. Lucie Foundation presents a variety of programs throughout the year, including its signature program, The Lucie Awards. 
Photographers, editors, and curators are all welcome to submit their books. Eligible books include exhibition catalogues, prototypes, proposals, independently published, self-published, traditional, limited edition, multi-artist, multi-author, single-author, intersectional, zine, handmade, reissue, and more! 
The newly established Lucie Photo Book Jury - consisting of  independent curators, creative directors, editors Lucie Honorees, and photography critics - will take part in recognizing and rewarding deserving photographers, editors, curators, and publishers  who share the passion of making incredible imagery through the photo book medium. The Jury is responsible for choosing the 30 finalists, as well as the top two cash prize winners.