Mountain, Nature and Adventure
Photo and Video Contest
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 22/12/2018.- The jury’s deliberations have already started

Having recorded all the material we have received, the photograph and videos are handed over to the jury in charge of declaring the prizes for the 29 competition. Please watch for your email, and by that means he will practice all notices and requirements.

On March 1th 2019 the verdict will be published.

By now we have to wait and wish the best of luck to all contestants, also a very Happy Christmas and a good year 2019.

Kindest regards,


 23/11/2018.- Last days. Time is up!

If you have not uploaded any photos to 29 MML-PHOTO you are still on time to do it. But don’t neglect it. The term is coming to an end, as it ends 1st of December.

Enter the contest Web , upload your photos and/or videos and finish up your participation. We recommend you not to leave it to the last minute and avoid system saturation problems.

Thanks for everything, we hope you decide to participate.


 19/10/2018.- 29 MML-Photo. Registration opened. You can upload photos to the contest

The period within upload photos and videos to the contest has been opened on the first day of September and remains open..The 29 competition consists of 14 different subject categories. These are the categories in which it is possible to participate:

A/ Mountain Landscape.
B/ Alpinism and winter mountain
C/ Mountain climbing.
D/ Adventure and extreme sports
E/ Man in the Mountain.
F/ Animal World.
G/The world of birds.
H/ Vegetal World.
I/ Submerged World
J/ Biodiversity.
K/ Nature landscapes.
L/ Creative and abstract photography.
M/ Macro picture.
N/ Topic of the year: National Park

Upload your photos and videos for the contest and do not wait until the last moment..

Good luck and good lights.


 01/08/2018.- 29 MML-Photo
The Maria Luisa Memorial is calling the twenty-ninth edition of its photo and video contest, with the purpose of continuing with the promotion of the artistic, and at the same time, continue with the diffusion of the natural environment and with its necessary protection.

Mountain, nature, wildlife, mountaineering, climbing, landscape, underwater world, biodiversity, flora, extreme and adventure sports, etc. will be the reference of the edition in this contest one more year, not only in the photography categories but in the section dedicated to videos, films and documentaries as well

In addition, on this occasion, a new thematic category dedicated to photography and videos in the National Parks has been created, as a way to contribute to the commemoration of the Centennial of the Peaks of Europe National Park, the first park in Spain.

Year after year photographers from all over the world take part in this contest, having done it already from more than 100 different countries. With the passing of the years has become a meeting place not only for widely recognized international photographers, but also for undiscovered talent and new photographers.

With the rules, instructions and advice provided you will easily be able to prepare your photographs and/or videos to compete in a contest that lacks any commercial purpose, and in which, as usual, only you and your work will be the true protagonists.

One more year, good luck to everyone and good light.


 27/08/2018.- 29 MML-photo

The 29 MarĂ­a Luisa Memorial of Photography will begin next September 1st. Prepare your best photos and videos of mountain, nature and adventure.


 06/05/2018.- Finished 28 MML-Photo
Once again the lights of the “Hotel de la Reconquista” of Oviedo shined to host the Prize Awarding Ceremony of the XXVIII Maria Luisa Photograph Memorial. Authorities, award-winning, public and supporters gathered there to honor the winners who, coming from different places of Europe and America especially for this event, were taking the stage to explain the details of their photographs and express gratitude for the recognition of their work.

Everyone enjoyed a wonderful evening full of emotions with the winners who shared the best of his work and also the best of themselves: innovation, creativity, perseverance and generosity. It was one of those magical moments that will stay lit forever in the memory of those who were lucky to attend.

This edition in which we release a new Official Section of Videos and Movies, we were lucky to have the presence in Infiesto and Oviedo of the the protagonist of the video Absolute Winner : Alex Schulz, from Germany.

The ceremony concluded with the screening of a video, collecting the best of this Edition and a dinner in the incomparable setting of the “Hotel de La Reconquista”, the headquarters of the most important social and cultural events of this region.

We expect to count you in the XXIX edition of ” Memorial María Luisa International Mountain, Nature and Adventure Photo Contest”

Thanks. See you!

 26/04/2018.- Book 28 MML-Photo

The portfolio book of the 28th edition of the Maria Luisa Photograph Memorial is about to leave print.
Paper Size 24 x 29,7 cm 144 pages, 135 color photographs. 170 grams gloss coated paper inside. Chrome covered cardboard binding hardback, with printed cover plasticized. Very careful edition.

Buy your book from this website

 23/04/2018.- 28 Memorial MarĂ­a Luisa, vĂ­deos, pelĂ­culas y documentales

Infiesto 2, 3 y 4, y Oviedo 5 de mayo, como actos previos a la gala de los premios e inauguración de la exposición fotográfica del 28

Entrada libre y gratuita ¡¡¡no te lo pierdas !!!

 22/04/2018.- Movie awards. 28 MML-Photo.

Although the absolute winner of the video and film section of 28 Memorial Maria Luisa Photo Ruano Grand Prize won’t be public until Friday 4th of May, from this very moment we want to congratulate all authors awarded with nominations and mentions. Congratulations to all!!!

The screenings will take place in Infiesto between 2nd, 3rd and 4th of May; admission will be free. We are waiting for you to enjoy the best mountain, nature and adventure cinema.

 12/04/2018.- The awards ceremony for the 28th Maria Luisa Photo-Memorial

Hotel de La Reconquista, in Oviedo will host the events of the awards ceremony for the 28th Maria Luisa Photo- Memorial, which will take place on May 5th, at 7:00 pm. Mountain - Nature - Adventure.
The entry will be, as always, free. You are invited & we hope to see you there!

 01/01/2018.- Awards 28 Memorial Maria Luisa Photo
The jury, after evaluating the 15,000 photographs which were submitted to the contest by 1,586 registered photographers from 89 countries, has been reviewing those photographs that proved to be the technically most valuable and the most visually striking, resulting in a set of really memorable images.

Fifteen major awards and eight honorable mentions for each of the fifteen categories that have made the contest. Among them, the Northern Portal photography, by Sebastian Wahlhuetter, has been highlighted. In addition to winning the mountaineering category, it has been awarded the absolute prize of the mountain and adventure section, Liberbank Grand Prix.The other highlighted photography has been ArcSunrise, by Marco Gaioti, winner of the Nature Section and, also, winner of the special category dedicated to Cold Regions. Among young photographers, under twenty years of age, the prize went to Marc Albiac Vilas.

The remaining winners are: in the category Mountain Landscape, FortunatoGatto (UK); Climbing, Simon Carter (AU); in Adventure and Extreme Sports,Michael Clark (USA); in the Mountain-Nature Man category, Paolo Ravasi (IT); in Animal World, Eric P. Isselée(BE); in The world of birds, Georg Poop (AT); in Vegetal World, CsabaDaróczi (HU); in Submerged World, Greg Lecoeur (FR); in Biodiversity, Marco Gaiotti (IT) in Nature Landscapes, Warren Keelan (AU); Creative Photo, Mario CeaSánchez (ES) in the World of the tinniest. Macro Photo, Andrés Miguel Domínguez Romero(ES).

As for the videos and movies, twenty-five have been selected and pass to the official section of the competition and are nominated to special prize Foto Ruano.

It is now possible to take a look at this highly particular collection of photographs through the Web and on Facebook. Anyway, the best time to enjoy the images will be during the outdoor exhibition and audiovisual organized within the events that will take place to commemorate this edition as well as the ceremony of presenting awards to the winners.These will take place, in Infiesto and Oviedo, on the 4th and 5th of May, at 7:00 p.m. The Hotel de La Reconquista in Oviedo will host the awards gala one more time. All the winners are asked for organizational reasons to confirm their attendance as soon as possible to this organization.
A portfolio commemorative book has been edited, it contains all the awarded photos of the 28th edition and you can buy it from this Web.

Congratulations to all the winners. See you in Asturias on the 4th and 5th of May.


Winners and highly commended mentions 28 MML-PHOTO

Movies and videos in the official section of 28 MML-PHOTO

Photo Gallery


You can book now the 28 MML portfolio photo book
 19/02/2018.- 28 MML-Photo. The jury completed its work
The jury completed its work. Its verdict will be made public on 1th March.
While waiting for the distinguished photographs in this 28 edition of the Memorial Maria Luisa, we take this opportunity to thank our partners Telecable, Gam, EGM, Grandes Espacios, Alpaca, Hotel La Pontiga, Electrogama Milar, Federopticos Lavandera, Joyería Avelino, Correduría de Seguros Bango, Alsa, Albenor Servicios Veterinarios our sponsors Ayuntamiento de Piloña, Principado de Asturias, Borines, Liberbank and Foto Ruano for their contributions which year after year allow this event a reality.
Thank you very much everyone for everything.

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