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ROTTERDAM

Challenge your view of the city

 
 
 
 
 
 

Twelve hours
Six themes
Eighteen photos
Four checkpoints

Relax… No need to hurry, or maybe you do! Go against the clock and snap your way to the finish line. Take as many photos as you want but in the end, 18 is all you need.

A city to be explored… Find all the hidden corners and discover new places.

Remember, creativity is the key.

 

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Was that fun or what...!?

What an amazing day we had! Thank you all who made it to the race despite the bad weather forecast. I guess it's not a couple drops what will hold you from attending this historical UPR event.

We kept hearing lot's of regular UPR participants who where quite excited about the opportunity to photograph a new city, and such a distinct one for that matter. We were also happy to welcome everyone who was attending our event for the first time, always a pleasure to provide you with such a different day.

Rotterdam received us with open arms and we'll sure be back for many more.

This wasn't only an historical event for being the first edition in Rotterdam but also because it broke all our previous records in terms of participants. We had 233 registrations, from which 201 started the race and 159 finished it. To put it into perspective, that's 2862 photos that the Jury will now have to sort through.

We know it's a tough day and we can only hope we provided for a challenging and photographic fun day. The photos will now be sent to the Jury who will take their time to go through them and select the 3 winners and the 6 best themes.

We hope to see you all at the exhibition!! In the mean time here's some snapshots of that day.

Rotterdam is a whole new game, but when it comes to awards, we don't play around.

We've put our many years of expertise to work and got some very cool awards for you. Our sponsors aren't just for show, they are the backbone of our event. They make it even more interesting for you to participate and for you to push harder to win.

 

Compactness, lightweight and versatiltiy characteristics that almost always are at the expense of optically quality. Until today. When designing the 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary we had only one thing in mind: how to let the above characteristics work together to reach unrivalled optical performance.  

SIGMA is pleased to introduce the result of this technological challenge: a completely new standard in ultimate versatility for the photo enthusiast.

1st award

Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM + Profotonet photo album + Fokko Muller street photo workshop + UPR photo prints

Designed for maximum comfort and stability, the CU2pack delivers amazing POV shots unlike those from any other mounting system. Strap on the CU2pack and get in the picture with all the action — even the most extreme manoeuvres and conditions. The CU2pack adjusts to any position and holds your camera securely at any angle. Set up is fast and simple.

Designed for maximum comfort and stability, the CU2pack delivers amazing POV shots unlike those from any other mounting system. Strap on the CU2pack and get in the picture with all the action — even the most extreme manoeuvres and conditions.

The CU2pack adjusts to any position and holds your camera securely at any angle. Set up is fast and simple.

2nd award

Foto de Vakman Wizmount CU2 pack + Profotonet photo print + UPR photo prints

The Canon Connect Station CS100 is your go-to photo and video hub that lets you share, store, view and manage your most memorable moments. The Connect Station CS100 gives you up to 1 TB of wirelessly accessible storage with the capacity for approximately 150,000 photos or approximately 70 hours of video content*. Transferring photos to and from the Connect Station CS100 is as easy as connecting your mobile device via the new mobile app, tapping the CS100 with your NFC-equipped Canon camera or camcorder, using the available SD/CF card slots and USB connection, or through a web browser from your smartphone, tablet and PC.

The Canon Connect Station CS100 is your go-to photo and video hub that lets you share, store, view and manage your most memorable moments. The Connect Station CS100 gives you up to 1 TB of wirelessly accessible storage with the capacity for approximately 150,000 photos or approximately 70 hours of video content*.

Transferring photos to and from the Connect Station CS100 is as easy as connecting your mobile device via the new mobile app, tapping the CS100 with your NFC-equipped Canon camera or camcorder, using the available SD/CF card slots and USB connection, or through a web browser from your smartphone, tablet and PC.

3rd award

Foto de Vakman Canon Connect Station CS100 + UPR photo prints

 

Best themes award

Van Duuren Media photo books + UPR photo prints

Jury favourite

Degreef & Partner photo gear + UPR photo prints

Global theme

Fokko Muller "The street" photo book + UPR photo prints

Celebrating our past events

We created the Urban Photo Race back in 2011 and although it's not that long ago we're very proud of the work that our participants have done since then, while participating in our race.

Showcasing our winning participants in a hall of fame is the least we could do.

Check out our previous events and winners, if for nothing else, take it as inspiration for the upcoming one. ;)

 
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Our newly formed team in Rotterdam comes full of energy to take the Urban Photo Race to the streets.

 

As we grow to other cities nationwide and internationally, so does our team with the integration of the local collaborators.

 

Francisca Snel

Street and Travel Photographer as well  as Account Manager for a storage terminal in the Rotterdam harbour. In her spare time she likes to play the harp, ride the motorcycle and practice cross-fit.

Arjan Boerlage

Photographer with 20 year of experience. His specialities are portraits and food photography. Recently he has also started Keezr.nl, a new platform for emerging photographers.

Iwona Montel

Freelance photographer, teacher and founder of AIM-FRAME PHOTOGRAPHY. In her work she enjoys merging contemporary portrait with documental work. Ready to explore and share her views on cities hidden gems.

Brought together with the help of

These are the companies and entities that contribute and support our event. We are not only very grateful for their help but also honoured to have such distinguished brands associated to our event.

 
 
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