2nd Fotocanal Photobook Competition


The Comunidad de Madrid and Ediciones Anómalas announce the second edition of the Fotocanal  Photobook 2017 competition. The winning book will be edited, published and distributed jointly by the Comunidad de Madrid and Ediciones Anómalas.



  1. The competition is open to all photographers who wish to enter, whatever their age, wherever they are from or where they live.
  1. The theme of the competition is entirely open. The work must not have been published elsewhere or have appeared in any book. The photographer must be sole copyright owner of the work.
  1. Contestants are required to send a dossier containing:

– A statement of the project and the photographer’s CV in Spanish or English, in pdf format.

– A series of 30 to 60 photographs in jpeg, of approximately 1500×2000 pixels and 72 dpi.

The complete dossier can be sent via wetransfer or dropbox to: fotocanalmadrid@gmail.com

  1. Physical printed books will not be accepted, but if a developed maquette already exists, it can be sent as a pdf to the same address. Completed maquettes will be judged in exactly the same way as photographic series.
  1. If selected, the contestants will agree to submit all images in TIFF format with a minimum width of 30cm and 300dpi.
  1. Entries which do not meet the specified conditions will not be accepted.
  1. The jury will decide the winning entry, based on the quality of the project and its narrative possibilities. The judging panel will include Jaime de Santos, Director of the Office of Culture and Tourism of Regional Government of Madrid; María Pardo Álvarez, Director General for Cultural Development of Regional Government of Madrid, Antonio J. Sánchez Luengo, Deputy Managing Director of Fine Arts of Regional Government of Madrid; Javier Martín-Jiménez, art advisor for the  Regional Government of Madrid; Jessica Murray, photographer and curator, Paco Gómez, photographer, Andrea Coppetti, editor and founder of Tipi Bookshop and Sema D´Acosta, curator.
  1. The co-editors will sign a publishing contract with the winning photographer, in which payment for copyright will be agreed.
  1. The co-editors will make every effort to ensure the successful publication of the book. They will be responsible for editing, design, pre-press, printing, distribution and promotion of the book through their national and international channels.


Registration deadline: 30th June

Winner announcement: 28th July

Book publication: December 2017.