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Leica Camera Announces Leica X Vario City Challenge’s Winners and Runners Up

Leica Camera Announces…


Mike Selsky wins a LEICA X VARIO & other cool prizes!


  • This is an update to the previous blog, Leica X Vario City Challenge: Leica Photo Contest 2013 in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles and Miami.
  • Leica fans in four USA cities— New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles and Miami—were invited to shoot with a Leica X Vario for 4 hours during the City Challenge.
    • Participants submitted their carefully chosen photo into the competition and fans voted for their favorite image from each city via Facebook.
    • Leica would like to thank the following five acclaimed judges who decided on the ultimate Grand Prize Winner of the X Vario City Challenge:
      • Miriam Leuchter (Popular Photography/American Photo),
      • Marc Babej (Art Photographer & Columnist),
      • Dan Havlik (PDN & Rangefinder),
      • Stash (legendary street artist), and
      • Roland Wolff (Leica’s VP of Marketing and Corporate Retail).


  • The Grand Prize Winner for the Leica X Vario City Challenge receives a Leica X Vario camera (valued at $2,850), a private reception for friends and family at their local Leica store, a digital photo exhibit at their local Leica store, and a special guest series on the Leica blog in 2014.
    • Leica announces Mike Selsky as the Grand Prize Winner of the X Vario City Challenge, an exciting Leica Camera photo competition that delighted photography fans across the country.

      • Selsky is a photographer that shoots as much as he can, from technical landscapes to fashion.
      • He enjoys the hunt for strange and obscure imagery in urban Los Angeles and frequents the deserts and forests of California, looking for interesting moments to capture.
      • He hosts the photographic journal 2WK and is one part of DAAAF, a new design and photographic collective.
      • The winning image can be seen here:
  • Second, Third, and Fourth National runners up receive other Leica cameras as their prize.
    • City winners and runners up receive other fun Leica prizes.
  • X Vario City Challenge winners and runners up from each city include:

    • Washington, DC:
      Second Place National Winner – Jocelyn Augustino
      First Runner Up – Joseph Arenas
      Second Runner Up – Marek Hnizda
    • Miami:
      Third Place National Winner – Osley Perez
      First Runner Up – Daniel Dyer
      Second Runner Up – Andrea Arevalo
    • New York:
      Fourth Place National Winner – Christopher Ryan Echevarria
      First Runner Up – Dwayne Lutchna
      Second Runner Up – Roland Andrijauskas

Congratulations! / Félicitations!