Hahnemühle Student Photo Competition 2019

The top three finalists will receive a cash prize of EUR 1,500

Welcome to Hahnemühle’s international student photo competition!

You have the chance to submit a series of five photos and take part in our photo competition – no matter what your individual style and focus is. The choice of theme is left entirely up to you, as long as it complies with the terms and conditions of entry.

Important information: the competition consists of two rounds. In the first round, the jury selects 50 finalists from among all the online entries. In the second and final round, the 50 finalists will submit their photo series printed on Hahnemühle paper.

To make choosing the paper easier, every finalist will receive a set of Hahnemühle sample packs. This means that every participant in the final round has the opportunity to choose the paper that best suits their own photo series. We’ll then give each finalist a box of 25 A3+ sheets of their chosen paper.

Submit your photos – we’re looking forward to seeing your work!


The top three finalists will receive a cash prize of EUR 1,500 for first place, EUR 1,000 for second place and EUR 500 for third place. The prize money is intended to further promote and financially support your photography work.

As a special highlight, the winning photo series will be displayed at the Hahnemühle booth at Photokina 2020 (including PR support). Moreover, special and exclusive exhibitions such as in a Galerie in Hanover are planned - for a duration of 6 weeks!


The Competition is open to students from all countries of the world whose study focus is photography and who are enrolled at a state-recognised university, college or photography school. No fees are charged for entering.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Hahnemühle may only use the photos as described below. Any other use is prohibited or shall require a separate written agreement between Hahnemühle and the entrant.

By uploading the photo series, the entrant grants Hahnemühle the free, non-exclusive, temporally and spatially unlimited right to use the photos to advertise the Competition in advertisements and editorials.