Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


The Arlyn Award for Outstanding Design in Puppet Theatre is sponsoring a new book of photographs of contemporary puppets. “The (early) 21st Century Puppet” will be an album of puppet portraits – studies of the artistic and sculptural qualities of today’s puppets.

“It has been some years since the last photographic collection was published,” says project coordinator Luman Coad, ”This book will illustrate how puppets are thriving in the new millennium.”
Puppeteers around the world are invited to submit up to three portrait photographs of a puppet created since 2000. Colour photographs are preferred but black & white prints will be accepted. The photographs should be a study of the puppet figure and not the human manipulators.

Selection will be based on the artistic qualities of the puppet and the photograph. The closing date for receiving photographs is 1st September, 2018.

Read more (pdf)