Mountain, Nature and Adventure
Photo and Video Contest
Lastest News: The 32th edition of the Maria Luisa Photo Memorial will begin on 1st September.
 14/12/2005.- The period fot the receipt of slides for the XVI Edition-2005 has closed
Last tenth of December, the period for the receipt of slides for the present XVI edition - 2005 closed. The invitation to take part, which was issued last September to all mountain and nature photographers, could not have been more successful, as we have already received many high quality images for this Memorial from photographers from Europe, Asia, Africa and America; especially if we consider that, in this digital era, only analogical images have been accepted.

From now, the slides will be viewed by our jury panel in charge of awarding the prizes; one by one they will be studied on the light table and through the tester; they will be displayed on the screen and, in the end, a few will be awarded prizes. Thus, the jury has a difficult, very difficult task ahead of them. We hope their decisions will be the right ones and wish all participants good luck. All we can do now is wait for the results, which will be published next January 13th, 2006. Meanwhile, Merry Christmas to all participants and to everyone else.

 01/09/2005.- Announcement of the XVI Edition of this photographic Slide Competition
As every year, the month of September marks the beginning of a new edition of our mountain and nature photographic slide competition. This will be the sixteenth edition. The organisers have significantly improved the Awards section, following suggestions from previous competitors and we hope that both the number and the quality of the slides entered in this competition will, at least, match the level of previous editions.

All mountain and nature photographers have been called on to take part in the competition and may start to prepare the photographs with which they intend to participate. Please take into account that the deadline will be the tenth of December and that all slides, even those awarded prizes, will be returned to their owners once the competition is over.

This Web site will keep you informed on all aspects relating to the Competition. You may also obtain the rules for the 2005 competition and the inscription form. If you should have any query or suggestion, please contact us by e-mail at or by telephone or fax at the numbers indicated in the rules document.

Good luck to all



 07/01/2005.- New prizes have arrived with the new year
The long and complex deliberations of our jury have taken into consideration almost one thousand images on mountaineering, landscapes, climbing, flora, fauna, customs, etc., all related to mountain themes. This task has been especially difficult, once again, as they had to choose two winning slides: one for the traditional award and another for the special prize of this 2004 edition concerning rock climbing, the world of climbers and verticality. This has been our way of celebrating the first centenary of the climbing of the Naranjo de Bulnes "Picu Urriellu".

A total of thirty prizes have been awarded this year and the "main" two have gone, unlike last year, to foreign photographers (Germany and France) and the rest have gone to Spanish, European and American participants. The technical and artistic quality of the images that have reached us from beyond our borders is undoubtedly higher than on previous editions.

We hope to be able to enjoy the images and photographers next February 11th, at 8 o'clock in the evening, at the Cajastur Culture Centre in Oviedo, during the award giving ceremony, to which you are now invited.

XV edition awards 2004:


Sunrise at Mont Rainier

Luidger Weyers



Rapelando en la Cuca-Mascun

Francois Laurens



1º - Sol del Oeste

José Isidro Gordito Girón

Madrid (España)

2º - Reflet

Pierre Alain Treyvaud


3º- Ultima luces en el Nuptse

Enrique López-Tapia de Inés

Madrid (Madrid)

4º - Arizona Climber

Kenneth L.Driese


5º - The Paradis

Franke De Jong


6º - Sin Titulo

Mirko Bijuklic


7º - Paisaje en Patagonia

Roberto Bueno Hernández

Tarragona (España)

8º - Telón de Hielo

Jordi Gutiérrez Segura

Barcelona (España)

9º - Sin Titulo

Mirko Bijuklic


10º - La Flor de los Arroyos

Fernando Calvo González

Villaviciosa (Asturias - España)

11º - Carpeted

Oton Naglost


12º - Udaberria

Asier Azarola Lizarralde


13º - Reflejos en El Río Cuervo

Antonio Real Hurtado

Albacete (España)


Pedriza El Hueso

Jesús Ayuso Vicente

Madrid (España)

Bosque Nevado

José Francisco Rodríguez Nieto

La Coruña ( España)

Arbol Jugando

David Durán Pérez


The Autumn on the Lake Bohinj

Janez Podnar


Toda una vida

José Manuel Pérez Pérez

(Asturias - España)

Pedriza Muralla China

Jesús Ayuso Vicente

Madrid (España)

Tramonto Sulle Lavaredo

Rodolfo Leli




Wild Red-Lily

Lorenzo Sgarcini



Monte Kenia

Luis Francisco Felices Crespo

Santander (España)



Pierre Luigi Rizzato


Photo Creative


Roberto González Luis

Alava (País Vasco- España)

Mammals protected

Lynx in snow

Marc Slootmaekers


Birds in Extinction

El Ultimo Galán

Jordi Bas Casas

Lérida (Catalunya-España)

Human Vision of the Mountain

Green White

Lluis Canals Canudas

Barcelona (Catalunya- España)

Ski Mountaineering


Carlos Gorbea Covarrubias

Burgos (España)
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