A final reminder, Blurb, a creative publishing and marketing platform for user-created book publishers, has announced the Photography Book Now 2010 competition is still open for entries, with a grand prize of $25,000, around £16,000.

Now in its third year, this international-juried competition, presented by Blurb, celebrates the very best in self-published photography books and the photographers behind them.

Entries will be accepted in three categories – Fine Art, Editorial, and Photography Portfolio. The finalists’ books in each category will become part of the permanent collections at the International Center for Photography, the Annenberg Space for Photography and the George Eastman House.

Noted photography book expert Darius Himes will serve as lead judge for the third year. In this role, Himes will lead a panel of distinguished photographers, publishers, editors and gallery curators who will jury the Photography Book Now competition.

The 2010 competition jurors include:

Monica Allende, Photo Editor, London Sunday Times
David Fahey, Gallery Director, Fahey Klein
Michael Mack, Publisher, Steidl/Mack
Lesley Martin, Publisher, Aperture
Susan Meiselas, Photographer
Erin O’Toole, Assistant Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Martin Parr, Photographer
Judith Puckett-Rinella, Senior Photography Editor, T: The New York Times Style Magazine
Brian Smith, Photographer

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Blurb notes, submissions will be accepted through 11:59 pm PDT on 15 July, 2010 at www.photographybooknow.com. Contestants who choose to enter online must create their books using Blurb’s creative publishing platform. Each entry costs £20/€27.50/$35 by credit card payment only.

A full list of Photography Book Now rules can be found here.

Hewlett Packard has been announced as the main Photography Book Now  sponsor. Category award winners will receive prizes provided by Sony Electronics, Lensbaby, CENTER, Wacom, B&H Photo, Digital Photo Pro Magazine, X-Rite, Induro, Tenba and Maine Media Workshops. Additional sponsors include New Page, American PHOTO, Photo District News and British Journal of Photography.

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