27 Memorial Maria Luisa of Photography Awards – Grand Prize Liberbank
The jury, after evaluating the 16,000 photographs which were submitted to the contest by 1401 registered photographers from 81 countries, has been reviewing those photographs that proved to be the technically most valuable and the most visually striking, resulting in a set of really memorable images.
Fifteen major awards and eight honorable mentions for each of the fifteen categories that have made the contest. Among them all, the photograph entitled Un viaje único en la vida by José Luis Roldán Sosa. Such photo, besides winning in the creative photo section, has been awarded the absolute prize edition, Grand Prize Liberbank. Among young photographers, under twenty years of age, the prize went to Carlos Pérez Naval.
The remaining winners are: in the category Mountain Landscape, Cheyne Walls (USA); Alpinism and sports winter mountainin Mountain, Christoh Jorda (DE); Climbing, Eric Courcier (FR); in Adventure and Extreme Sports, Sebastian Wahlhuetter (AT); in the Mountain-Nature Man category, Werner van Steen (Bélgica); in Animal World, Arnfinn Johansen (NO); in The world of birds, Bence Máté (HU); in Vegetal World, Roberto Marchegiani (IT); in Submerged World, Greg Lecoeur (FR); in Biodiversity, Juan Carlos Muñoz (ES) in Nature Landscapes, Luis Vilariño (ES); in the World of the tinniest. Macro Photo, Cristóbal Serrano (ES). The theme of the year has been dedicated to cold regions of the planet the winner turned out to be Andre Gilden (NL)
It is now possible to take a look at this highly particular collection of photographs through the Web http://www.memorialmarialuisa.com and on Facebook. Anyway, the best time to enjoy the images will be during the outdoor exhibition and audiovisual organized within the events that will take place to commemorate this edition as well as the ceremony of presenting awards to the winners. The events will take place on Saturday May13, 19 hours, at La Reconquista Hotel in Oviedo, free admission. All the winners are asked for organizational reasons to confirm their attendance as soon as possible to this organization.
A portfolio commemorative book has been edited, it contains all the awarded photos of the 27th edition and you can buy it from this Web.
Congratulations to all the winners. See you in Asturias on 13 May.