X Spots The Mark - Leica Treasure Trove
The Leica people are celebrating a 100-year anniversary and a great deal of their operation is moving back to their traditional location -Wetzlar in Germany. To celebrate this they will be having a big opening of the industrial complex called Leitz Park in that city in May 2014.
The exciting part for Leica X-camera users is that Leica have a contest going right now for images taken by these fine cameras. It is conducted through the LFI website - that stands for Leica Fotographie International - and it is open through the web to all users. There are a number of divisions and they are awarding prizes to runners-up as well as overall winners.
The BIG prizes will be for the best two - airfares and accommodation and an invitation to be present at the opening of Leitz Park in May. Runners-up will get X Accessories and LFI subscriptions, so however you look at it there is a good incentive to enter.
Please google and go to the LFI website to see all the rules - note that you do need to use a Leica X-series camera and they will need to see the Exif data to prove it - so it is no good posting them tintypes in a frame and hoping for the best...
The last date for entry into the contest is February 28th 2014 so get cracking now if you need to make pictures - or go through your best ones to see what gems you already have. It's going to be a big year for Leica and you can be part of it.