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Artist submission for the Edinburgh Art Book is now closed, thank you to the 89 artist who have submitted 500 images for consideration.

Would you like to see your work represented in a high quality hard-backed contemporary art book showcasing the city of Edinburgh? We are looking for artists of all ages, experience and importantly a mix of media to submit images free for consideration (But please no pure photography).

What has made The Cambridge Art Book such a hit is that it not only captures the familiar and famous landmarks in and around Cambridge, but also the unfamiliar and quirky. Work by local urban sketchers, illustrators, print makers, collage artists and those working in a mix of media, it can all be found in the Art Book series.

Why take part?

This is a great opportunity, if selected, to get your images published in a beautiful book, get your name more known and have your work seen worldwide. It also provides:

- coverage in the press

- exhibition opportunities

-greater (and new) audiences for their work (via the 'artists section' in the book)

- the chance to sign books at press launches

- the opportunity to buy copies of the book at cost price to sell on at Open Studios/Art Weeks, fairs, on own websites etc.

- a presence on the book's web site

- a boost to confidence and exposure to their work

The practical bit, what you can send and when...

We are happy to receive images from 28th February ('18) onwards. The deadline for submitting images is April 30th ('18). If you intend to submit do let us know we would love to hear from you. Please note we are happy to receive any media but not pure photographs.

This is a link to a PDF with the further information: PDF

You can submit up to 12 contemporary images, if you are unsure the kind of thing we are after check out or have a look at the copy of the book, or just get in touch. 

Click on the box below for list of buildings/sites for inspiration:

edinburgh sites





Image size and sending images

For initial submission the image needs to be large enough that we get to appreciate its full effect.  If you image is chosen for publication it will need to be 300dpi and a minimum size of 3000 x 2400 pixels, so please make sure that it can be produced in this format. (If you are not sure just ask).

Your image(s) need to be labeled with your name and then the location of your image (not the official name), e.g:

Barney Smith Edinburgh Castle

Ways of sending:

e-mail if smaller files:

Simple fast and free transfer of image file on line:

The Process

When the deadline has passed and images have been catalogued, a panel of art and local (Edinburgh) city experts will look carefully at all image. The pictures will be discussed for the quality of the image, but also how they balance with other images and media and geographical location of images to make a complete portfolio. 

Your Agreement

Before submitting images for consideration please be sure that you are the owner of the image and have full permission to use it.  (You don't need to still own the original picture, just the copyright to use it) If one or more of your images are chosen for publication you will be asked to sign a professionally drawn up Artist License Agreement (ALA).  This ALA says that you are happy for us to use your image(s) but importantly it credits that you are the sole owner of the image(s); can use the image(s) in any other way you wish and that full ownership and copyright of the image(s) belongs to you.

Quotes from Artists involved in The Cambridge Art Book:

“I am delighted and honored to be included in this beautiful book”

"I just sold the original of my picture in the book to someone in London who saw it in the book and loves it"

“Just want to thank you for this AMAZING opportunity!”

“The book is a proper beauty"

"The book is AMAZING!

“I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the book!”

“Such a gorgeous publication, having my work represented in such a fantastic publication has really boosted my confidence”