The contest is open to photographers from all over the world who may submit a single unpublished project






Send a we transfer to info@zine-tonic.com 

. max 20 jpg pictures nominated Name_Surname_project title

. Text of the project 

. Short biography 


Administration fee is €10, and it must be paid at the time of application by PayPal at info@zine-tonic.com



Publication with Zine Tonic Edition



Zine Tonic team

and the invited Godmother Ying Ang 


Based between Melbourne, Singapore and New York, Ying Ang has exhibited widely in group and solo shows internationally, and has been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, Vice and The Fader magazine. She graduated as valedictorian in the 2009-2010 class of Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at The International Centre of Photography, with a subsequent award and portfolio acquisition for the permanent collection of the Sagamihara City Museum in Japan. Ying’s first artist book, Gold Coast, won the New York Photo Festival and Encontros Da Imagem book prize for 2014, was a finalist for Australian Photobook of the Year, the CREATE Award, the Guernsey Photography Festival Prize for 2015 and acquired for the Rare Books Collection at the Victorian State Library. Gold Coast was also listed by Flak Photo, Lensculture, Voices of Photography, Mark Power / Magnum Photos, Asia Pacific Photobook Archive and Self Publish Be Happy in their top photobooks of 2014 and honoured with a nomination for the prestigious Prix Pictet award. Ying also fulfilled the role of curator for the Obscura Festival of Photography in Malaysia in 2016 and was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Photobook New Zealand. Her latest work, Bower Bird Blues, was a Vevey Images Grand Prix finalist in Switzerland, honorably mentioned in the Julia Margaret Cameron Award and exhibited in a solo show during Rencontres d’Arles in France in 2019 and is currently being produced as a book. Ying was most recently featured in "FIRECRACKERS: Female Photographers Now", a showcase of contemporary female documentary photographers published by Thames & Hudson, and "How We See: Photobooks By Women", featuring one hundred 21st-century photobooks by women photographers published by 10x10 Photobooks. Ying is currently teaching at the ICP in New York and is the Director of the Reflexions Masterclass in Europe and Le Space Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. 




Submissions must be done until  31 December 2019

The jury will deliberate around 15 January 2020



If you have any questions please contact us at info@zine-tonic.com


Award in partnership with Grafiche dell'Artiere


Printing well is an art form. For Grafiche dell’Artiere it is a vocation, our main objective for almost 40 years.

Founded in 1977 by Gianni and Patrizia Gamberini, Grafiche dell’Artiere has become a completely unique company amongst Italian printshops, thanks to its obsessive search for quality and new printing, paper and binding solutions. Grafiche dell’Artiere is a company built on a human scale, where each and every employee is driven by a great passion for printing. This means that every job, even the smallest, receives unrivalled attention and commitment, and is given the utmost care and attention right through to delivery. The work of Grafiche dell’Artiere is set apart by our strong sensitivity and attention towards colour, paper, media and custom processes:

the goal is to provide an efficient, complete service with exhaustive technical support, all strictly within the specified delivery times.

A full-service offering, from pre-press right through to printing and packaging.


1st edition Zine Tonic Award 2017 / 2018 



1 Tomaso Clavarino - Confiteor

2 Asya Zhetvina - The memoirs of Yan Khtovich

3 Marco P. Valli - Lega Nord Party (2011-2015)



Zine Tonic team

and the invited Godmother Teodora Malavenda 



2nd edition Zine Tonic Award 2018 / 2019



1 Valentina Piccinni & Jean-Marc Caimi - The burning plain 

2 Federica Sasso - Postadolescence

3 Martina Cirese - Silence is sexy 



Zine Tonic team

and the invited Godfather Krzysztof Candrowicz