Capture the character of your land

The Masterclass

The winners

Carolina Navas G - My grandmother and her fears umbraco.MacroEngines.DynamicXml

My grandmother and her fears

a character by Carolina Navas G

The judges said

A simple yet intriguing portrait of an elderly woman in the sea. The lady's grimace, dark bathing suit and angular posture, contrast with the soft, muted melancholy background. Her contorted face portrays fear or perhaps pain, as her foot is quickly thrust out of the water.

Runners up

Second prize

SAN FERMIN by Jordi Cohen Colldeforns

The Judges Said

With arms outstretched, the man's expression is that of euphoria. Refreshing water droplets are frozen in time and texture the frame. The man appears to be basking in glory while others look on in admiration.

Third prize

Celebrating the Holy Fire by Joseph Goric

The Judges Said

The eye is drawn to the warm glow of candle light that beams above the frenzied crowd. The solid, stone columns in the background set the epic scene, as camera phones are thrust overhead in an attempt to immortalise the moment. The captured movement gives a real sense of energy and the mayhem that ensues.

The best of the rest


The Judges

Our esteemed judging panel

This year's judging panel is comprised of Andreas Kaufmann, Chairman of Leica, Leica Academy Tutor, Robin Sinha and Ken Grier, The Macallan Brand Director.

Ken Grier

Ken Grier The Macallan Brand Director

Dr. Andreas Kaufmann

Dr. Andreas Kaufmann Leica, Chairman

Robin Sinha

Robin Sinha Leica Akademie, Tutor

The Prizes

1st Prize

This year's overall winner will become the proud owner of a fabulous Leica X Vario camera. The Leica X Vario offers the unique combination of an unusually large sensor with a high performance autofocus zoom lens in a compact camera. Even with a maximum aperture of f/3.5, this combination allows the creative use of planes of sharpness to lend images incomparable plasticity and depth. The wide-angle to telephoto zoom range of the Leica X Vario offers great scope for creative composition, whether used for capturing indoor scenes, sweeping landscapes or intimate portraits.

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2nd Prize


The second prize winner will also be able to indulge their love of photography with immense precision with the brand new Leica C digital compact camera in dark red.

Despite its extremely compact form, the trendy Leica C features an excellent zoom lens, which offers almost unlimited opportunities for creative expression, even in low light. At the same time, the 7x zoom is outstanding for capturing intimate portraits, expansive interiors, and fascinating landscapes. 




3rd Prize


The third prize winner will receive the amazing The Macallan Ice Ball Maker and glassware to entertain friends in style.

The Macallan Masters of Photography - Annie Leibovitz Edition
Date of Birth

View Elliott Erwitt's Great Scottish Adventure photo shoot and discover the limited edition series.

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