Hasselblad Masters Awards Competition Call for Entries

May 2, 2012 /Photography News/ Hasselblad today announced that it is accepting submissions for the 2014 Masters Awards competition. The title of Master is awarded to one photographer in each of 12 categories in recognition of his or her contribution to the art of photography. Judging is based on photographic ability in the areas of creativity, composition, conceptual strength and technical skill.


  • Fine Art
  • Landscape/Nature
  • Wedding/Social
  • Portrait
  • Fashion/Beauty
  • Editorial
  • Products
  • Architecture
  • General
  • Wildlife
  • Project//21
  • Underwater
To meet the rules of the competition you need to upload three (3) images in each category you choose to participate in, and you can enter all of the 12 categories should you wish.

Winners will be chosen based on the following criteria: (33%) originality of photograph, (33%) creativity, and (34%) photographic quality.


Hasselblad Masters 2014 winners will receive a trophy presented at Photokina 2014 and will be sponsored with Hasselblad camera equipment for a period of approximately four months. During this time the photographer can use the equipment at their discretion to create a set of images for a special Masters Commemorative book that will subsequently be published. All winning images will be published on the Hasselblad global website, in VICTOR magazine, will be presented at the exhibitions around the world and will feature in Hasselblad advertising and Masters Partners promotions and in the Hasselblad Masters Book Vol. 4.


The Hasselblad Masters Competition is open to all photographers who have been active professionals for more than three years and who are using cameras of 16MP and above, regardless of brand and format. The “Project//21” Category is open to all photographers under the age of 21. The term “active professional” means making 51% of your income or more from photography.

Usage rights:

Entrants must grant Hasselblad the right to use the submitted images in Finalist exhibitions and online activities, which can include press articles, Hasselblad publications, VICTOR Magazine, Bulletin and website news. 

Deadline: 31st August 2012

Submissions are being accepted from at


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