Competing for equipment and esteem: Hasselblad opens entries for its largest-ever Masters competition


posted Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT


Are you a professional photographer who has been active for more than three years? You can enter Hasselblad’s Masters 2018 competition from now until June 10, 2017 in the following categories: aerial, architecture, fine art, fashion/beauty, landscape, portrait, product, street/urban, wedding and wildlife. The aerial category is open to all photographers, regardless of professional experience. There is a further category, Project/21, which is open to all photographers under 21 years old.

Hasselblad CMO, Johan Åhlen said, “After the overwhelming response we received to the 2016 Hasselblad Masters, we’re excited to see what’s in store this year. The quality of entries in previous years has been simply outstanding and we’re immensely proud to continue to inspire and empower talented photographers across the globe. Our Masters become part of the Hasselblad family and we want to equip them with everything they need to make their mark on high-end photography.”

Entrants can submit three images per category captured with a digital camera of at least 16 megapixels, drone camera or film camera. Images from any brand of camera or format are accepted. Only JPEG files under 10 MB are accepted and entered files should include full EXIF/metadata. Winning images can be used in exhibitions, online activities and press articles, so be sure to understand your rights and obligations before entering.

What do winners receive? Each of the category winners will be sponsored for four months with Hasselblad camera equipment. Winners can use that equipment to create a set of images which will be published in a special Masters Commemorative book. Winning images will be published on Hasselblad’s website and presented at various international exhibitions. Winners will also receive a trophy. The winners will be chosen by by three carefully-selected juries: The Hasselblad Internal Jury, the Hasselblad Public Jury and the Hasselblad Masters Jury.


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For more information on the rules and regulations, categories and juries, see here. To be a part of this competition, enter here.

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