Leica’s Oskar Barnack Award Could Net You an M9-P and Lens

January 19th, 2012

Leica_Oskar-Barnack.jpgThe 2012 Oskar Barnack Award
competition is now open for entry. Photographers from all walks of
life are welcome to enter and the prize makes it well worth doing so.

The overall winner takes home an M9-P
and a lens, plus 5,000 Euros – currently around $6,300 USD.
Non-professional entrants under the age of 25 can submit to the
Newcomer Award. It’s made for aspiring pros and awards the winner an
M9-P and lens, but no cash prize.

The Oskar Barnack award is given in
honor of Barnack himself, who invented the Leica camera back in 1914.
The first award was given out back in 1979, on the 100th anniversary
of his birth.

You can find more info about the
awards, submitting your photos and a bit of Leica history at the
Oskar Barnack
Award
page.

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