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CALL FOR ENTRIES The Hasselblad Masters Award 2008

Along with making some of the most advanced high-end cameras on the market, Hasselblad also hosts the distinguished Masters Award every year. The competition is not exclusive to world-famous lifers in photography, or Hasselblad users: newcomers with promise, or medium-format analog shooters are welcome to enter. An important guideline requires that entrants take at least 51% of their income from photography.

Twelve Masters Awards are given each year, and the chosen photographers are presented in an annual calendar. A H3D digital camera system will be provided to all of the winners for two periods during 2008: a "free" period of sponsored work and a shoot for the commemorative Masters Awards book, to be published in Fall 2008. This may seem a bit outrageous, until one remembers that the H3D system, and many more of Hasselblad's products, rival the price of small sports cars.

From Hasselblad's website:

This year, we are opening the 2008 contest to all established professional photographers, regardless of camera 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.

Click here to see the winning Masters for 2007 or here to enter Hasselblad Masters for 2008.

Additional calls for entry can be viewed at here at CameraArts.com.

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