Award 2021

What was published by artists and independent publishers in 2021?

With this second book award, we would like to follow up on the initiative we started last year, and we would like to highlight and support the production and producers of 2021 with four cash prizes of CHF 500 each. Three of which will be decided by online voters and one selected by the VOLUMES team, to support especially artists and publishers with small means, making meaningful and selfless work.

All of the submitted books will be showcased online and in an award exhibition (tbd).

We will invite everybody to vote for their favorite publications of 2021.

Please submit your publication before November 21!






- Each publisher/artist can only submit one book
- The book has to be published between November 2020 and November 21
- Each publisher needs to fill out the submission form (here below)
- A copy of the book needs to be sent to VOLUMES before November 21, we will not accept any books sent to us on a later date. All the books sent to us will not be returned afterwards but will be part of our VOLUMES archive and will be on display at VOLUMES as our annual International Open Call Exhibition
- Each application needs to include a video of max. 3 min length to introduce the book. The publishers are completely free in which ever way they would like to do this. The video must be uploaded to Youtube or Vimeo and the link must be sent to VOLUMES by email: hello@volumeszurich.ch.
- Also send by e-mail a JPG of the cover and a double page from the publication

Please note, we will not accept any submission which does not meet the requirements.

Shipping Address for the book:

VOLUMES Zurich Art Publishing Days
Goldbrunnenstrasse 140
CH-8003 Zürich

Entry Form