1999, Mike Hollist/England, All Rights Reserved
The world's largest
salon of photography is looking for a few good photographs. Actually,
a lot more than a few--and that's the golden opportunity. The
1999 edition of the Hasselblad Austrian Super Circuit hopes to find
and reward the very best in photography from around the world.
There are no restrictions
on subject matter, style, technique, or genre; there are, however, special
sections for nature, wildlife, travel, and experimental photography.
The accompanying photos, chosen from images submitted in the past, are
indicative of the contest's great range.
The 1998 competition attracted more than 32,000 entries from amateur
and professional photographers from 120 countries.
The fact that the contest is called the Hasselblad Austrian Super Circuit
is not a restriction; it signifies that Hasselblad is a sponsor, and
pictures taken with any camera are welcome. One of the prizes is a Hasselblad--a
503-CW; a Minolta 800Si is another; and cash awards totaling $30,000
will also be given. Some 400 trophies and medals and an invitation to
the gala Night of Photography in Linz, Austria, are other highlights
of the competition.
Three hundred and fifty of the best entries will be collected in a catalog
of the competition, a copy of which will be given to each participant.
We were happy to help promote the 1998 contest, which aimed to encourage
greater participation by American photographers. Contest chairman Chris
Hint-erobermaier has told us that due in part to Shutterbug's
help, US response totaled more than 1000 requests for entry forms and
US participants more than doubled from the previous year. And Americans
didn't just enter--they won, with, among others, an amateur photographer
taking the Chairman's Trophy.
This year the deadline for entries is August 2, 1999. For complete information
and entry forms, write to Hasselblad Austrian Super Circuit, Postfach
364, A-4010 Linz, Austria, Europe; or fax your request to 011-43-732-750100;
or e-mail it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you've got the goods, here's a big chance.