APA Sourcebook 2021

Wed 30th Sep, 2020

By Staff in Member Benefit, National

Entry submission period now closed

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Photo by Zach Miller. Please download and read our Submission Guidelines before submitting your image. Thank you.

Begin by downloading the Sourcebook Guidelines and use the Photoshop template provided.

APA photographer members at the Leader or Professional level can use the power of print and the APA brand to connect with Art Buyers, Art Producers, and Photo Editors. Photographers should use as many different channels as possible to showcase their talent to potential buyers. The APA Sourcebook provides an additional opportunity to be seen by people who hire photographers. We know that increasing your exposure will help drive business growth.

Quick highlights:

  • Download the 2021 Sourcebook Guidelines (152 KB). The submission deadline extended to October 30, 2020. Use the Photoshop template provided.
  • APA provides a complimentary single page to our Leader and Professional photographer members. For those who want to stand out more, a double-page spread can be purchased for $500.
  • One of the spreads will be selected for the cover of the 2021 edition.

It's easy to join or upgrade your membership and take advantage of this offer. Not an APA member at the Leader or Professional level? To upgrade your membership, send an email to membershiprep@apanational.org

If you're not a member, this is a great time to join APA. By joining at the Leader or Professional level you will gain instant access to submit your image in our Sourcebook that will be sent to hundreds of agency creatives.

How the Sourcebook program works

A single page features one image and the two-page spread upgrade can feature one image or two images. Below are images placed in previous Sourcebooks.

APA Sourcebook complimentary single page

©Stewart Cohen (left), ©Dana Neibert (right)

APA Sourcebook one image two page spread

©Tim Griffith. Single image, two-page spread upgrade ($500)

Each page includes one image, the photographer's name, and a web address. There is no additional text or graphics on the page.

How to submit your image

APA photographer members at the Leader or Professional level can log in to your MyAPA account, download the 2021 Sourcebook Guidelines (152 KB), and follow the instructions to submit your image to the Sourcebook.  Please use the Photoshop Template to save your image in CMYK

When you submit your image - please keep in mind:
  1. Each page is one single photograph without any added text.
  2. Name your image file with your name (example smith_john.jpg).
  3. The photo must be a JPEG in CMYK not RGB.
  4. Please proof your receipt - check the spelling of your Name, URL, and Location.
  5. If you do not receive an email confirmation, we did not receive your submission.
Here are answers to frequently asked questions:
  • To qualify, you must be a Leader or Professional APA photographer member.
  • You must still be a Leader or Professional APA member when the book is distributed (Spring 2021).
  • This is only available to photographers.
  • You must own the copyright to the image.
  • APA maintains the right to not include any submission for any reason.
  • Copies of the book are sent to people who hire photographers. Unfortunately, in order to keep costs down (since we are providing the page at no charge), we do not send a copy of the book to the photographers.
  • The page template will provide the image area. We suggest using a vertical image for maximum coverage, but you may provide any size, shape image that fits in the image area.

If you have any questions regarding participating in the Sourcebook email Juliette.

If you would like to view the 2020 Sourcebook, download it here; https://f001.backblazeb2.com/file/apa-public/2020_APA_Sourcebook_download.pdf


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