The Handelsblatt, Germany’s leading business and financial newspaper, announces for the third time the competition “The best business photo” for professional photographers and photo designers with a focus on business photography. The campaign is supported by photokina, World of Imaging and Hewlett-Packard. The winner receives 10,000 euros, in addition there are other prizes for the placed.
“We want to bring economic and financial topics into the consciousness of the big photographers and make them clear about the attractiveness and their own pictorial language, which has the topic economy,” says Albrecht Prinz von Croÿ, managing editor Handelsblatt. “Professional photographers should be encouraged to visualize and popularize this topic.”
Last year, Paul Langrock, co-founder of the Berlin agency ZENIT, received the first prize for his six-part series on “The Volkswagen AG”.
The competition is open for black-and-white or color supervisors. The works must be submitted as a template as well as additionally as image data (resolution 300 to 400 dpi). Desired formats: JPEG, TIFF or high-resolution PDF. Each participant can submit up to three works or a thematic series of pictures. The series may consist of a maximum of 6 images – a layout sketch is then attached. The work must have been created in 2006.
The deadline for all works is 15 August 2006. An independent jury with renowned photographers and representatives from companies and editors will evaluate the submitted works. The winners will be notified by 15 September 2006.
The award ceremony and exhibition take place at a festive gala on 27 September at photokina in Cologne.