Calling All Photo Students – Hahnemühle Photo Competition

  By Kaitlyn Kerr


Hahnemühle Fine Art Papers is running an international photo competition open to all photo students. The competition is open from now until April 30th, 2019. First prize receives €1500, and second and third prizes receive €1000 and €500 respectively. The winning series will also be displayed at the Hahnemühle booth at Photokina 2020 in Germany and the gallery “Eisfabrik” in Hannover.

Any student enrolled in a recognized college or university and with a primary focus on the study of photography may enter. Participants can enter up to five images in a series on any theme, provided they meet the terms and conditions. From the initial submission, the jury will select 50 finalists based on artistic, technical and content quality. These finalists will then be provided an A3+ box of Hahnemühle paper for them to print their photo series on. The three winners will be chosen based on the above criteria as well as the interaction between the subject and selected paper.

The jury consists of a diverse international panel of judges including Rolf Nobel, former professor of photography at the hamburger university of applied sciences, and Hamida Glasgow, the executive director and curator at the Centre for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Click here for more information and to enter now.

About Hahnemühle:

Hahnemühle uses centuries of knowledge combined with modern processes to produce exceptionally high-quality paper to help take your prints to the next level. With special surface textures and premium coatings, resistance to aging for up to 100 years, and a variety of offerings, Hahnemühle paper is a great option for your next gallery showing or everyday print.


Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.