The submission deadline is over – now the excitement really starts. Several thousand entries have been whittled down by the jury to 60 favourites: 20 in the category of X Vario, 45 in X Prime.
Which series and single photographs have made the shortlist? Here are the images that have captivated the jury.
The competition will award prizes to the Top Ten in each of the two categories – X Vario and X Prime (X1/X2).
Both first-prize winners will each receive a plus-one invitation to the exclusive, upcoming opening celebrations of the new Leitz Park in Wetzlar, including travel and accommodation. In addition, they will be featured in the Leica Blog with an interview and a showcase of their work.
Second prize in both categories consists of Leica X accessories to the value of 500 euros, with each recipient and their winning works being featured in the Leica Blog.
Winners of third to tenth prize in each category will receive a free six-months subscription to LFI, offering inspiring portfolios, informative reviews and gripping reportages.
The winners will be announced on Tuesday 18 March 2014.