Looking a the entries so far, many of them don't look like selfies, so there's still a big opportunity for anyone with a good selfie photo. Selfies must look like they are photos of yourself taken by yourself, rather than a photo taken by another person.
The latest bird photo contest has been won by the very talented photographer Stefan Pütz from Germany. Stefan has won $322.80 and a Leica C worth $700. We would like to congratulate Stefan and the runners-up who also have astoundingly good shots. We'd like to think the judge Mike Atkinson for picking the winning photos.
There were 269 entries. Thank you for everyone who entered a bird photo.
Congratulations to Benno Riffel from Sinsheim in Germany. Benno has won the jaw-droopingly large prize of $10,860.00 and a Leica M MONOCHROM body worth $8000.00. Benno said, "Wonderful...I'am so happy...". We are happy for you Benno - well done. The only down side to winning this prize is that, Leica's monochrome camera is so popular there can sometime be a wait for the production to meet the demand.
The judges Thorsten Overgaard and Birgit Krippner have picked 34 winning shots from 1086 entries. Thank you for everyone who entered this black-and-white competition. It's wonderful to see how popular this competition is, and the high standard of entries. Sometimes by removing the colour from photos and putting more emphasis on texture and form it is possible to create some very artistic and eye-catching images. We look forward to seeing more of your black-and-white photos in the next competition.
Catherin Arsenault from Canada has won $254.40 plus a Leica C worth $700 with a super black and white shot of a sphynx cat. The judge Illona Haus has chosen 10 winning shots from 212 entries. Well done to the winning photographers and a big thank you to everyone who entered.
Hairless cats may look like aliens from another planet, but with more and more people suffering from allergies, these magnificent moggies are going to be the perfect pet for some people. I wonder if they get sun burnt in the summer. It's great to see such a variety of breeds, and shooting styles in this competition.
Ranier Peredo from Überlingen in Germany has won $183.60 and a Leica C camera worth $700. There were 153 fantastic entries for the judge Tim Wallace to choose from. Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations if your photo was chosen as one of the top 10 winning shots.
Congratulations to Raynor Czerwinski from Colorado, US. Raynor is clearly a very talented landscape photographer who has many fantastic shots on his website. Raynor has won $478.00 and a Leica C camera worth $700. There were 239 entries. Thank you to everyone who entered this competition. The judge Duncan MacArthur has picked 20 winning shots. Congratulation to all of the winners and we enjoy reading your comments.
Congratulation to Howard Shooter who won the food photo contest. Howard has won $138.00 and a Leica C worth $700. There were just 69 entries so the food competition is a great opportunity to boost your chances of winning when there are relatively few entries.
The judge Duncan MacArthur has picked 10 winning shots. Thank you to everyone who entered.
The standard of entries was very high and we would like to thank everyone who entered a photo and made this competition possible. We enjoyed looking at all of the entries.