John wins two medals in the Swedish Championships and selected into the national team again

Two silver, seven awards and representing Sweden in World Photographic Cup

John Hellström won silver medals in two different classes during the Swedsih Championships “SM” in Photography 2018 - Weddings and Reportage categories. Photographers from all over Sweden had submitted digital photographs to the Swedish Championship. The top 10 pictures in each class made the cut into the final print competition. John had the pleasure of bringing seven photographs to the final, where four photographs were included in the top-10 wedding category.

  • Contact portrait and wedding photographer John Hellstrom via email:  john(at) and mobile phone: 0046-(0)733-668600.


John Hellstrom won silver medal in the Swedish Championship 2018 reportage category with “Who’s there?”


The jury judges all photographs without knowing who the photographers are. In the final, the pictures are printed and are judged in a lightbox, with audiences all around. If the jury has different points, the chief judge will raise it up to a challenge, where the judges may argue for their case and then make a reassessment. The best top three prints then wins a medal. At the last Swedish Championships in photography in 2017, John won gold in the wedding class.


Photographer John Hellstrom at the Swedish Championships 2018. Photo: Jenny Thörnberg


selected into the swedish national team and WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC CUP

John was after the results in the Swedish Championships selected to the Swedish National Team to represent Sweden in the World Photographic Cup (WPC).

Timeline for WPC 2019:

  • Registration of Entries Opens: June 1, 2018

  • Registration of Entries Closes: October 31, 2018

  • Judging Opens: November 2018

  • Judging Closed: December 2018

  • Finalist and Best of Nation Awards will be announced on January 2019 at Grand Imaging Awards USA

  • Winners will be announced at the WPC Awards Ceremony in Drammen, Norway, on April, 8, 2019

The international jury examines one of John-s prints during the Swedish Championships 2018

The international jury examines one of John-s prints during the Swedish Championships 2018


The wedding couple with guests walking to the ceremony. A second place winner at the Swedish Championship 2018 wedding category.

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