Photo: Elio Delgado Valdes
Photo: Elio Delgado Valdes

HAVANA TIMES — It’s time to present the pictures from the 6th HT Cuba Photo Contest that made it to the second round of selection. We received a total of 555 pictures from 72 participants competing in the five categories: Cuba y Night, Achievements, Failures, Housing and Billboards/Posters.

The jury, which is still in session, is comprised of 20 persons living in 11 countries.

During the first round of selection we asked the jurors to pick a maximum of 25 photos in each category.

After tabulation, the cutoff point was at five votes. Thus to make it to the second round, at least five of the jurors had to have picked the given photograph.

Surviving the first cut were: Cuba by Night (31) Achievements (32) Failures (29) Housing (34) and Billboards/Posters (37).

Forty-eight of the 72 participants had at least one photo making it to the second round of the contest.

The following are all of the photos that made it to Round Two. As with the jury, the photos appear without names or captions.

Cuba by Night

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Achievements

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Failures

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Housing

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Billboards/Posters

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17 thoughts on “Cuba Photo Contest 2014 Semifinalists

  • Stray dogs are a huge problem in Cuba and it is not right to ignore the fact that there is a problem. And the way they are treated is horrific and very off putting to tourists. Starys shoudl be included in the Falur catigory if u ask me.

  • Truely HeartBreaking! I cant even imagine what these animals are feeling!

  • take a look at the contest categories. They were not conducive to animal photos. In previous years the contest had animal categories and many animal photos. The purpose of the contest is not to push an agenda about strays.

  • I believe Cuba offers more opportunity for unique image composition per square meter than any other land mass in the hemisphere. The raw texture of a learned and yearning population is evident in these photographer’s view-finders. Snap on. . . stray dogs and all.

  • stray dogs would fit in the failure category as it is a failure to not look out and help them ..

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