Ported from Bob Salomon, US Linhof Rep., on the LF Forum--

Linhof is the oldest existing camera manufacturer in the world with a tradition of more than 120 years in developing and manufacturing view cameras and optical equipment for applied photography. Linhof is market leader for professional large format camera systems. The company has been actively engaged in supporting the
projects of younger people for many decades and now Linhof is inviting entries for their bi-annual competition for the best images of younger photographers preferably taken with large format cameras systems. In view of the worldwide distribution of Linhof cameras we anticipate a high volume of entries for this prestigious award.

The judging will take place in April 2009 by a select jury of experts in the photographic world to determine the 3 best entries.
The topic of the subject matter is the urban environment.
The theme of the competition is "Human Cityscapes". The photographic realisation should comprise the urban environment "City" showing contrasts or unity of citizensand architecture.

The role of the human being within the urban architecture is the idea. Linhof expects a conceptional work relating to the theme with probably new personal reflections.

The Linhof Award for Young Photography is based on the fine art aesthetic principles of large format photography.

The competition is issued worldwide by Linhof Präzisions-Systemtechnik GmbH / Munich.

The competition is open to all professional photographers and students of photography. Maximum age is 35 years. Every participant may submit a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 8 entries all dealing with the theme of the contest.

All works should have been taken since 2008.

Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2009 (date of the sending post office).

The prizes are as follows:
1st. Linhof Camera equipment to the value of 10000 Euro
2nd. Linhof Camera equipment to the value of 3000 Euro
3rd. Linhof Camera accessories to the value of 1000 Euro

The first announcement of the contest will take place during photokina 08 on the booth of the Linhof company, hall 04, 2nd floor, B 014.

The application form can be downloaded under www.linhof.de/award_e.pdf

More Information:
Linhof Präzisions-Systemtechnik GmbH
Mrs. Anna Wondrak
Rupert-Mayer-Str. 45, 81379 München, Germany
info@linhof.de
P R E S S R E L E A S E Munich, September 2008