Win a Leica X2 at!

Win a Leica X2 at, the online photo gallery of images captured with world-class Leica cameras and optics is pleased to announce its annual photography contest for 2012. Once again, the prize will be provided by Thanks to Tony Rose, the owner of , who is a USA Authorized Leica dealer, the winner will receive a new Leica X2 camera.

The theme this year will be “ A story with available light”. Creating a dramatic image which is enhanced by the use of available natural or artificial light. Simply put, this means no flash photography. The image should draw your attention and keep you interested by the story you can imagine from it and the impact the light has on the subject. Put your imagination and creative skills to work.

This contest is an opportunity for photographers to showcase their work. There are no fees or exchange of services required to participate in the contest. This is simply a way for and to show their appreciation to those who make photography exciting.

We ask that you follow these basic rules and guidelines:

The contest is open to members only.
You agree that you are the sole owner of the photograph submitted and are obeying copyright protection laws.
You can submit up to 3 photographs.
You can update, delete or add new photographs as long as it is done before the deadline date
You agree that if you are the winner, and LeicaImages reserve the right to display the winning image on their website.

Photos must be upload to the category “2012 Contest”
File sizes and limitation are displayed at the bottom of the upload page.
Deadline for submissions are Midnight GMT -8 Feb 28, 2013.

How the Judging will take place after the contest closes

After the contest is closed, do not attempt to edit a photo in the Contest Category. Doing so will remove the photo from the contest.

  • Make sure your setting under allows your photos to be rated.
  • The contest entries can be viewed here 
  • The only votes that will count are from members who have photos in their LeicaImages gallery, or have written comments about other photos in the LeicaImages gallery.
  • Only votes cast after the contest closes will be counted.
  • When the voting period has ended, no more voting will be allowed on the contest entries.
  • Rate the photos from 1 to 5. If you do not rate a photo, it will count as a zero. All the ratings for each photo will be added up for a total score.
  • The photo with the highest score will be the winner.
  • If there is a tie, the photos from the tie will be open for an additional week of voting.
  • If there is another tie, the site administrator ( yours truly ) will choose the winner from the remaining finalists.

    Comments are appreciated but do not count towards the scoring.


  1. Hi guys,

    makes a lot of sense: I have a Lumix with Elmarit lense and a Leica V Lux 3 (FZ 150)

    and a lot of images shot with both cameras. A X 2 would be a nice prize although would set me back 250 $ as I need to buy the Olympus VF if I win.

    If I had a M is would be a nice seond camera, smaller and lighter.

    I was anti Leica for a long time until I really got into it, ordering nearly all back issues of LFI, buying the V Lux 3, spending hours on the web and 2 weeks ago playing with a M 8 second hand in a shop, my first range finder experience.

    What a nice (but expensive) experience! I know that my Nikon 5 100 has AF, is better in low light and costs 10% of a Leica M.

    A Harley driver has the same problems with Hondas.

    Leica is not a rational decision, it is very emotional but belive me, if you got “it” you make better photos with a Leica. 60-70% of my all times best photos are were shot with either the Lumix or the Leica and not with the DSLR, technically there is no reason for this.

    Except that Leica lenses are so much better than anything else, even on my “Panasonic :Leicas”

    On the web you can see the excellent IQ of the X 2, no matter if in “tests” or “reviews” Fuji x e 1 or x 100 gets more points. Actually it left me speechless when the X 2 came out without VF and Leica rebranded the Olympus VF and double the price, this I would call disrespect towards customers!

    Nevertheless I might go for a X 2 soon, first I will try to win it.


  2. Oops…

    Ignore that:

    “It can be with a Leica camera, lens or combination. For example. Sony Nex with a leica lens is ok. As is any other combination.”

  3. The contest is open to the entire world and not only the US. The requirements do state leica equipment wheter it is a camera, lens, combo, point and shoot or whatever equipment but this is being reconsidered at the moment.

  4. What a silly idea–a fixed lens camera with no built-in viewfinder (except for the large one on the back). No one would ever want one. 😉

  5. Their guidelines say you need to use Leica equipment: Camera or/and lens. This makes no sense in my opinion because you either have a X1 or a M something or a mirrorless with a Leica lens. People who have this equipment already are not really the target group for the X2 as a prize.


  6. hi steve,
    thank you for the info .
    I could not find one important detail (for me…) – is the contest open for non-US people ? can we participate from E.U. – for example ?


  7. Hi Steve,

    is this contest open to any user DSLR/mirrorless/else or only for Leica’s user?



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