THE COSMOS PDF AWARD IS A DIGITAL PRIZE. ITS PRIMARY GOAL IS TO SUPPORT PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE PRODUCTION AND SHOWCASING OF INNOVATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL PUBLISHING PROJECTS. SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE UNPUBLISHED WORK AIMED AT REDEFINING THE PHOTOGRAPHIC MEDIUM, AND MUST BE PROVIDED AS PDF DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS. ENTRY IS FREE, AS IS THE PDF PLATFORM.

SUBMISSIONS SHOULD HIGHLIGHT THE FORMAT AS A UNIQUE MEANS OF VISUAL EXPRESSION. ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF PAGES PER SUBMISSION, PDF FILES MUST BE NO LARGER THAN 10 MB. SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ASSESSED BY TEN PERSONALITIES FROM THE FIELDS OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND PUBLISHING. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 15 JUNE 2019. A SHORTLIST OF TEN FINALISTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN END OF JUNE. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE END OF JUNE. ALL SHORTLISTED PDF ENTRIES WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THE COSMOS PDF AWARD WEBSITE. THE WINNING PROJECT WILL BE DEVELOPED BY A PROFESSIONAL STUDIO AS AN EXHIBITION MODULE, AND WILL BE DISPLAYED BY COSMOS DURING THE OPENING WEEK IN ARLES 2019. THE WINNER WILL BE PRESENTED WITH THE PRINTS AT THE END OF THE FESTIVAL.

PDF (PORTABLE DOCUMENT FORMAT) IS THE SIMPLEST AND MOST READILY AVAILABLE FILE FORMAT FOR THE TRANSMISSION AND PROMOTION OF ARTISTIC PROJECTS. THE COSMOS PDF PRIZE WAS FOUNDED IN 2015 BY THE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION GALERIE 2600, WITH THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT OF ATELIER SHL

PDF AWARD JURY 2019

Luce Lebart
Sara Giuliattini
Francoise Vogt
Stefano Stoll
Gabriela Cendoya-Bergareche
Tommaso Parrillo
Lee Gim Lay
Christophe Labedays
Yumi Goto
Moritz Neumüller
David Solo
Emmanuelle Fructus



TIMELINE

● SUBMISSION OPENING : 13 MAY 2019
● SHORTLIST ANNOUNCEMENT : JUNE 2019
● WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT : END OF JUNE



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

THE COSMOS PDF AWARD IS A DIGITAL PRIZE, DESIGNED TO SUPPORT PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE PRODUCTION AND SHOWCASING OF INNOVATIVE PROJECTS IN THE FIELDS OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL PUBLISHING. BY SUBMITTING THEIR PROJECT, CANDIDATES AGREE TO HAVE THEIR PDF PROJECT PUBLISHED ON THE COSMOS PDF AWARD SITE, AS WELL AS ON ANY OTHER RELATED PLATFORMS DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE AWARD. THE AWARDS ADMINISTRATORS AGREE TO CREDIT ALL PUBLISHED WORKS WITH THE NAMES OF THEIR PHOTOGRAPHERS. WHEN SUBMITTING A PROJECT, ENTRANTS CERTIFY THAT THEY ARE SUBMITTING THEIR OWN WORK. IF AN ENTRY INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS BY OTHER ARTISTS, THEIR SOURCE MUST BE INDICATED AND/OR CREDIT GIVEN TO THE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHER(S). UPON ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNING PROJECT, THE WINNER WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE HD COPIES OF HIS/HER WORK, AND WILL BE EXPECTED TO TAKE PART IN ANY RELATED PRESENTATIONS OF THE PROJECT.



PARTNERS

ATELIER SHL


Previous COSMOS PDf Award WINNERS



INSTALLATION VIEW OF SOHAM GUPTA PROJECT AT COSMOS ARLES BOOKS 2017


INSTALLATION VIEW (DETAIL) OF SOHAM GUPTA PROJECT AT COSMOS ARLES BOOKS 2017


INSTALLATION VIEW OF THE COSMOS PDF AWARD SHORTLIST 2017 - AT CROISIERE