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Haukland photographer of the year
Photo contest 🇳🇴
Show us your best picture and win a photo trip to Norway
Participate now

    What you can win
    1st place
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    The 1st place wins the title "Haukland - Photographer of the Year“, a trophy and a PHOTO TRIP TO NORWAY to Haukland Beach at Lofoten Islands.
    Place 2 - 12
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    Places 2 - 12 will each receive a $349 gift card redeemable at www.haukland.us.
    There are no losers
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    The 24 participants of the community voting who do not make it to the final get a Haukland surprise package.
    Your qualifications to participate:
    1. You are more than 18 years old.
    2. You own 1 Haukland product that helps you take amazing photos (price doesn't matter, proof required).
    3. You took a great picture that will blow our minds.
    If all of these points apply, then use the contact form to send us your picture.
    All nominees at a glance
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    How the competition works

    Every month (May-October) participants can submit 1 photo using the contact form. Every month 2 nominees are chosen for the final.

    • 1x Jury winner
      The jury will select a monthly winner from all monthly submissions, who will be nominated directly for the final.
    • 1x Community winner
      5 more pictures will be selected and posted on Haukland's Instagram account. The community then has 24 hours to vote for each picture. The picture with the most likes on Instagram will also be nominated for the final.

      In November, all 12 nominated monthly winners compete against each other in the final.

      • For each picture, both the jury and the community give points from 1-12.
      • First, the jury awards its points anonymously and not publicly.
      • Each jury member awards 12 points for their favorite picture and 1 point for their least preferred picture.
      • After that, the community can vote for each picture for 24 hours.
      • In the community voting, the picture with the most likes after 24 hours on Instagram receives 12 points. The picture with the fewest likes gets 1 point.
      • In the end, all points are added up. The participant with the most points wins.
      The Haukland Photographer of the Year will be announced on December 2nd, 2022 via the Haukland website and social media channels.
      The jury
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      Benjamin Jaworskyj
      Adventure photographer, Haukland Founder
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      Lukas Voegelin

      Landscape photographer & photocoach

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      Kristof Göttling
      Photographer, coach for image processing
      Conditions of participation
      • A photo is defined as 1 exposure. If your image requires more than 1 exposure, it is not eligible.
      • RAW developments and light retouching work, such as stamping and digital lightening and darkening of individual areas, are permitted.
      • Composings (such as exchanging skies or adding elements that were not on site), time blends, HDRs, stackings, multiple exposures, and other types of photo manipulation that change a photo are not permitted.
      • You can submit 1 image per month using the form. So you have a total of 6 chances to take part in the competition.
      • Your photo must have been taken in the respective year.
      • By submitting your picture, you agree to the following points:
        • As part of the Haukland - Photographer of the Year competition, Haukland GmbH receives the unlimited right to use the photo. This includes the distribution via your own social media channels, newsletters, and our own website. Of course, your name will be mentioned. Media partners who report on the competition receive the same rights of use.
        • The participant agrees to be contacted by Haukland as part of the competition and to be available for interviews and photo/video recordings, free of charge.
        • The participant assures that his photo does not infringe any rights of third parties. Only the creator is liable for any claims by third parties, not Haukland GmbH.
        • A cash payment of the prize is not possible.
        • The photo trip (1st place prize) takes place on fixed dates that are offered to the winner and cannot be individually planned.
        • Haukland GmbH reserves the right to disqualify participants if it turns out that
          a) the participant is under 18 years old and / or
          b) does not own a Haukland product and / or
          c) the photo submitted was not taken in 2022 and / or
          d) the image has been manipulated and / or
          e) the participant has bought likes in order to get an unfair advantage in the community voting and / or
          f) the participant violated applicable law when taking the photo.
          • A photo is defined as 1 exposure. If your image requires more than 1 exposure, it is not eligible.
          • RAW developments and light retouching work, such as stamping and digital lightening and darkening of individual areas, are permitted.
          • Composings (such as exchanging skies or adding elements that were not on site), time blends, HDRs, stackings, multiple exposures, and other types of photo manipulation that falsify/change a photo as a snapshot in time are not permitted.
          • You can submit 1 image per month using the form. So you have a total of 6 chances to take part in the competition.
          • Your photo must have been taken in 2022.
          • By submitting your picture, you agree to the following points:
            • As part of the Haukland - Photographer of the Year competition, Haukland GmbH receives the unlimited right to use the photo. This includes the distribution via your own social media channels, newsletters, and your own website. It goes without saying that your name will be mentioned. Media partners who report on the competition receive the same rights of use on the condition that the photographer is named.
            • The participant agrees to be contacted by Haukland as part of the competition and to be available for interviews and photo/video recordings, free of charge.
            • The participant assures that his photo does not infringe any rights of third parties. Only the creator is liable for any claims by third parties, not Haukland GmbH.
            • A cash payment of the prize is not possible.
            • The photo trip (1st place prize) takes place on fixed dates that are offered to the winner and cannot be individually planned.
            • Haukland GmbH reserves the right to disqualify participants if it turns out that
              a) the participant is under 18 years old and / or
              b) does not own a Haukland product and / or
              c) the photo submitted was not taken in 2022 and / or
              d) the image has been manipulated and / or
              e) a participant has bought likes in order to get an unfair advantage in the community voting and / or
              f) a participant violated applicable law when taking the photo.
              2021 Winners
              Mario Urso (@mario.fotografie)
              With 41 out of a possible 48 points, Mario prevailed against thousands of entries and convinced both the Haukland community and the #teamhaukland jury. In addition to a 5-in-1 jacket for photographers, which Mario has already received for the monthly prize, he can now officially call himself "Haukland Photographer of the Year 2021", receives a magnificent trophy for the display case and a photo trip to Norway as the main prize.
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              Tomislav Milobar (@nergitom)
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              Tomislav and Elisa also received a Haukland 5-in-1 jacket as the monthly winners, and a Haukland hoodie each as the top 3 winners.
              Congratulations!
              Elisa Al Rashid (@Northwind_meets_sea.photo)
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              Check out all 2021 nominees and monthly winners here: