21/12/2012.- The jury’s deliberations have already started
Foto: BARTOSZ DUBIEL- MML-2011
Having recorded, codified and classified all the material we have received, the photograph are handed over to the jury in charge of declaring the prizes for the 2012 competition. Experience from former editions makes us know that many long sessions will be necessary before the jury can arrive at a final compromise.
In order to hold sessions under the highest technique guarantees, the Net Computers classroom has been fitted out properly: such is the place where images are viewed and debates on them are held.
Please watch for your email, and by that means he will practice all notices and requirements.
On February 1th 2013 the verdict will be published. By now we have to wait and wish the best of luck to all contestants, also a very Happy Christmas and a good year 2013.
06/12/2012.- Completed the first phase of the competition
Foto: Guilherme Catarino Limas / MML-2011
On day one is over the deadline for submission of photographs to Memorial María Luisa 2012 and with it the first stage of the competition. 9000 photographs, photographers from 44 different countries competing in the XXIII edition of the event. We thank them all for their outstanding participation, while we wish them luck in front of the end result, which will be announced on February 1 days.
Although still a long way to enjoy photos, all those who want and can book catalog from 23 MML-PHOTO 2012, which contain the most memorable images of the year.
22/11/2012.- Last hours. Time is up!!
Foto: Daniel Montero/MML-2011
If you have not uploaded any photos to 23 MML-PHOTO 2012, you are still on time to do it. But don’t neglect it. The term is coming to an end, as it ends 1st of December.
Enter the constest Web, upload your photos and finish up your participation. We recommend you not to leave it to the last minute and avoid system saturation problems.
Thanks for everything, we hope you decide to participate.
RULES 2012 - PARTICIPATION ON-LINE
15/11/2012.- LAST DAYS !!!!
Foto: Cristóbal Serrano / MML-2011
As you might already know from our previous communications, the period for the presentation of photographies in order to take part in the 23 competition 2012 of our mountain and nature photograph competition will expire on December 1th.
Many photographers from all over the world have already sent us their photos in order to be able to take part in our competition. If you haven't done so yet, you are still in time to opt for any of the prizes we shall be handing out this year.
We highlight the following:
+ Dead line until 1st December 2012.
+ Theme: Mountain and Nature.
+ 10 different categories.
+ 5 pictures in each category.
+ Absolute prize: 3,000 euros, and a trophy.
+ Awards categories: 300 euros, trophies, and gifts.
+ Possibility of maintaining the 2012 catalog from the Web.
RULES 2012 - PARTICIPATION ON-LINE
16/10/2012.- You can upload photos to the contest
Foto de Ben Cranke/MML-2011
The period within upload photos to the contest has been opened on the first day of September and remains open. The 2012 edition consists of ten different subject categories, with individual awards, including the special one dedicated to photography with overhead perspective. These are the categories in which it is possible to participate:
A/ Mountain Landscape.
C/ Mountain climbing.
D/ Man in the Mountain.
E/ Animal World.
F/ Vegetal World.
H/ Nature landscapes.
I/ Mountain and Nature in abstract.
J/ The Mountain and Nature viewed with a top-down perspective.
RULES 2012 - PARTICIPATION ON-LINE
26/09/2012.- Number 100 for Photographic Exhibition
The Memorial Maria Luisa exposure reaches its 100th itinerancy, coinciding with the sample to be displayed during the next few days on the occasion of the Fair Agropec in Gijón-Asturias. A figure no doubt to celebrate ...!
01/09/2012.- THE MEMORIAL MARIA LUISA 2012 START
Foto: Klaus Fengler/MML-2011
Once more again greetings one year on from the MML to all photographers of mountain and nature, while at the same time welcoming the 2012 competition, its XXIII edition, and inviting you all to participate.
Year after year photographers from all over the world take part in this contest, in 2011 from 54 countries, sending more than 17,000 photographs. With the passing of the years has become a meeting place not only for widely recognized international photographers, but also for undiscovered talent and new photographers, revolving as it does around twin axes which are at the same time very different, as are the mountain and nature. Such characteristics make this competition a unique contest.
Photo: Manuel Subirats/MML_2011
With the rules, instructions and advice provided you will easily be able to prepare your photographs to compete in a contest whose only purpose has always been, and continues to be, the promotion of those values inherent in the mountain and nature, and the publicizing of the artistic work of the photographers who each year take part.
The participation fee for this year will be 15 euros for adult photographers, for the novice-under 20, participation is free.
As always, good luck to everyone and good light.
RULES 2012 - PARTICIPATION ON-LINE
15/08/2012.- New category in the 2012 competition
Foto: Fco. Mingorance (MML_2010)
The mountain and nature viewed with a top-down perspective: Not only the mountain and its sports, but also nature, animals and / or plants are the topics of this special category, provided they have been photographed with a clearly top-down perspective (the camera above the subject).
07/08/2012.- 2012’s edition of Memorial Maria Luisa is about to begin
Foto: Javier Camacho
This year’s competition of Memorial Maria Luisa photograph contest, the 23rd, will begin the 1st of September. Gather your most beautiful photographs and check this very site for further information.
12/03/2012.- The Awards Ceremony puts an end to the XXII Competition 2011
The traditional awards ceremony yesterday put a brilliant finale to the series of events planned to celebrate the completion of the XXII edition of the Memorial María Luisa, this time dedicated to the International Year of Forests.
Ya en días anteriores algunos de los premiados comenzaron a llegar a Asturias para recoger sus premios y cumplir con la apretada agenda programada por la organización aprovechando la presencia entre nosotros de algunas de las más relevantes personalidades en el panorama actual de la fotografía de naturaleza. Fueron múltiples los actos celebrados con motivo de la clausura de esta edición, como la inauguración en la sede del Centro Cultural Cajastur de Oviedo de la exposición que muestra las mejores instantáneas, o la presentación del catálogo oficial de este año. Por su parte, diversos medios de comunicación, tanto escritos como audiovisuales, se hicieron eco del acontecimiento y así los premiados fueron entrevistados en emisoras de radio y televisión.
Pero el colofón, una vez más, lo puso la entrega de premios que tuvo lugar en el marco de la ceremonia celebrada en el Centro Cultural Cajastur de Oviedo ayer sábado a las siete de la tarde. Ya desde que el local abriere sus puertas, el numeroso público concurrente desbordó el aforo deseoso de contemplar de cerca la obra de los mejores fotógrafos de naturaleza del momento. Uno a uno los galardonados asistentes fueron haciendo acto de presencia en el escenario, y por su parte el público les obsequió con una calurosa ovación que fue correspondida con palabras de agradecimiento, explicando la circunstancia vital y artística que había llevado a la consecución de las imágenes premiadas.
Como no podía ser menos en una ceremonia cargada de imágenes y palabra, los audiovisuales tuvieron un papel relevante. En primer lugar, el ganador absoluto de la edición, Francisco Mingorance, mostró el titulado “Cien Latidos”. Por su parte, Klaus Fengler (laureado en las categorías de escalada y alpinismo) proyectó y comentó para los presentes la mítica ascensión de los célebres alpinistas Kurt Albert y Stefan Glowacz en el Acopan-Tepui de Guayana - Venezuela, que documentó como fotógrafo. Finalmente, como ya es tradicional, se exhibió un audiovisual producido por la organización del certamen en el que se mostraron las mejores imágenes presentadas a concurso en esta XXII edición.
El acto concluyó con un vino español que fue servido en el propio Centro Cultural a todos los presentes, seguido de la cena de gala en el hotel de La Reconquista de Oviedo.
Enhorabuena una vez más especialmente a los galardonados y también a todos aquellos que, con vuestra participación, presencia y aliento hacéis posible, año a año, el Memorial María Luisa.
Nos volveremos todos a encontrar el próximo 1 de septiembre.
02/03/2012.- All set for the Awards Ceremony
20/02/2012.- XXII THE CATALOG EDITION - 2011 ABOUT TO APPEAR
The impression of the new catalog 2011 is nearing completion and the next day the publication is now a reality.
Buy it Now!!!!
02/02/2012.- Winners of the XXII edition of the María Luisa Memorial Photo contests
The prize-winners for the World Mountains and Nature Photography Competition held annually from the Piloña town of Infiesto, Asturias are now known. On February 2nd, the date set in the competition rules to that effect, the jury set with the task of judging the twenty-second edition of the competition made public their decision, selecting from the 16,837 photographs presented by 1,590 competitors from 54 different countries those which were technically the boldest and visually the most impressive, obtaining a set of one hundred and two truly memorable photographs.
Ten major prizes and nine finalists were selected for each of the ten categories making up the competition. From among them stands out the work called "The Ladies of the Sea" by the Granada naturalist Francisco Mingorance, winner of the Biodiversity category in 2011 and in addition honoured with the absolute prize, the Golden Asturcon for Photography 2011, also the winner in the Plant World and Natural Landscapes categories. The other big winner of this edition is the German mountaineer and photographer Klaus Fengler, who with the works called "Patagonie-Poincenot" and “Climbing the cave" won the categories of Mountaineering and Climbing.
The remaining winners are: in the category Mountain Landscape, Christian Dr. Klepp; in Man on the Mountain, Samuel Bitton; in Animal World, Cristóbal Serrano; in Abstract photo, Manuel Subirats Roca, and in Woodland and its Ecosystem, Vittorio Ricci. The prize for new competitors (under 20 years old) goes to Schaul Marton.
Not all the initially selected photographs passed the phase comparing them with the original capture files (Raw) and had to be rejected by the jury as a consequence of not meeting the competition requirements. Various photographs were also rejected because, while being technically correct, they clearly digressed from the spirit of the competition by having been taken in the studio.
It is now possible to take a look at this highly particular collection of photographs through the Web www.memorialmarialuisa.com
and on Facebook, and Video
. Although the true moment to enjoy them will be in the audiovisual presentation which the organizers will show during the prize-giving which will take place in Oviedo on March 10th at 19:00, in the Cajastur Cultural Centre; entrance is open to all and free.
Winners and Finalist
26/01/2012.- The Jury has just finished its work
Foto: Daniel Alamo
The Jury, in accordance with the provisions of the Rules of the contest, will make public its decision on February 2nd.