"Viewbook PhotoStory 2009 challenges conceptual and documentary photographers around the world to create compelling stories with a linear series of photographs in an online gallery. The annual online competition aims to discover inspiring, high-quality photo stories within the photography community and bring them to a broad audience. Viewbook PhotoStory functions as a premium platform for emerging talents to face the establishment.
The competition is all about the art of shooting a strong series, making a critical selection, determining the right order, writing captions and an appealing title. And it’s about the impact that a photo story has on the audience. The submitted photo stories will be judged by an international panel of industry professionals. Viewbook PhotoStory is a public online event that everyone can be part of. Every visitor to this site can comment and vote on their favorite photo story. The first prize winners receive international publications & lifelong subscriptions with a value exceeding $12,000. There are special prizes for the public winners. Every year the best photo series gets exhibited and published in the annual Viewbook PhotoStory book.