Register for the Masters 2009 Competition
Introducing a new Hasselblad Masters Awards
The Hasselblad Masters Award is the most prestigious awards in the industry, each year celebrating the best in both established and rising photographic talent. Masters Awards are given in recognition of a photographer’s contribution to the art of photography and are judged on overall photographic ability, encompassing creativity, composition, conceptual strength, and technical skill. Past Masters include both renowned artists of international standing as well as promising newcomers in a wide range of fields and disciplines
In the past, Hasselblad has awarded twelve separate Masters Awards each year, with an annual calendar presented featuring the winners’ work. In the past, submissions have been accepted only from Hasselblad users and no other photography was considered. As the world of photography has changed, so has Hasselblad as well, and so shall the Hasselblad Masters Awards.
New rules, new prizes
Again this year, we are opening the 2009 contest to all established professional photographers using large and medium format cameras, regardless of brand. We will award 9 Hasselblad Masters designations, accepting submissions in Fine Art, Nature/Landscape, Social/Wedding, Portrait, Fashion, Editorial, Product, Architecture, and General Photography categories. We have even established a special category for up and coming photographers that is open to all professional photographers, regardless of length of time in the business or camera format used.
All shooting done in conjunction with the Hasselblad Masters program or its activities shall be done using entirely Hasselblad gear. To this end, winners of the 2009 Masters Awards will receive an equipment sponsorship agreement with Hasselblad wherein they will receive the use of an H3D digital camera system for the creation of images for a special Masters Commemorative book to be published. This book will allow the ten winning photographers to freely interpret a theme or themes in whatever creative manner they see fit, celebrating the range and versatility of both Hasselblad cameras and Hasselblad photographers.
Click below to enter for your chance to win the coveted title of Hasselblad Masters for 2009. The closing date for submissions is April 1st 2009.
The Masters award is open to all photographers who have been active professionals for more than three years. To be eligible, the submitted photos must be shot using some form of medium or large format system. No 35mm photography will be accepted. Submissions must be made digitally, regardless of capture form.
Register for the 2009 Masters Competition
The “Up-and-Coming” category is open to all professional photographers. By active professionals, we mean making 51% of your income or more from photography.
Register for the 2009 "Up-and-Coming" Competition
Photographs may be shot with large format, medium format, or 35 mm digital systems. Submissions must be made digitally, regardless of capture form.