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Hasselblad Masters Awards 2014 finalists announced

Hasselblad Masters Awards 2014 finalists announced

After putting an end to photo entries for the Masters Awards 2014 contest on August 31st, 2012, Hasselblad announced the 120 finalists for the prestigious competition.

Photography is one of the most spread forms of art. Although not all photographers can capture the best of photos, they should always keep trying because they will get it right in the end.

A good way to test one abilities is to enter a competition and, of course, there are plenty of image contests on the web. One of them is the Hasselblad Masters and the 2014 edition is seeking the most beautiful, communicative, and inspired photos.

Hasselblad has chosen the 120 finalists from more than 4,000 entries submitted in the contest’s 12 categories, which include most types of photography. They can be seen at the company’s website, where the winners will be announced soon.

Hasselblad Masters Awards 2014 finalists chosen from four thousand entries

Photo entries

Earlier last year, Hasselblad announced it will allow all professional photographers to submit their photos, no matter what equipment they are using. The contest organizers said that medium-sized and full framed DSLRs are very popular these days, therefore photographers can send their photos to Hasselblad, regardless of the equipment.

All formats, including film, were accepted, noting that DSLR entries were supposed to had been shot at over 16-megapixel. The competition was opened last May, and it ended on August 31st, 2012. Since then, the company has chosen 120 finalists, ten for each of the twelve categories.

Hasselblad’s Global Photographer Relations Manager, Paul Waterworth, said the company is pleased that the contest has proven to be so attractive to photographers around the world. Mr. Waterworth explained how this adds to Hasselblad’s brand recognition worldwide.

Hasselblad Masters Awards 2014 categories

There were 12 categories available for the shooters:

  • Architecture;
  • Editorial;
  • Fashion / Beauty;
  • Fine Art;
  • General;
  • Nature / Landscape;
  • Portrait;
  • Product;
  • Project //21;
  • Underwater;
  • Wedding / Social;
  • Wildlife.

A winner will be elected following popular vote expressed by accessing Hasselblad’s websites. The readers will be able to vote once for each category.

Hasselblad Masters Awards 2014 winners announcement

Hasselblad will announce the winners of the Masters Awards 2014 towards the end of 2013, and the 12 winners will get their trophies at the Photokina 2014 event. Their images will be featured in the Masters Commemorative Book and on the company’s official websites.

The winning photos will be displayed in exhibitions worldwide, while the photographers will get the chance to test Hasselblad’s professional equipment.

Internet users can cast their votes at Hasselblad’s official Masters Awards 2014 website. Stay tuned for the winners!

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