In the first of four rounds of selection the 20 jury members were asked to select a maximum of 40 pictures in each category.
To reach the second round a given photo needed to have the votes of four or more jury members. A total of 119 photographers had at least one picture make it to the second round, which includes 336 photos.
We look forward to your comments on the selections and the contest. We hope to have the Second Round results soon.
FOR ENTIRE FIRST ROUND IMAGES:
Here’s a link to the first round semi-finalists:
HERE’S WHO WE LIKE
Editor’s Note: Havana Times asked for media comments regarding what photos we liked. Here’s what the staff of Pillar to Post likes in the contest’s five main categories. Picks are ours the images are from Havana Times: