by Adrian Dorofte and Adrian Andronic
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Shooting Stars 2014 – photography from Fans for Fans: co-create next year's Mercedes-Benz Classic calendar

Famous photographers capture perfect images of Mercedes-Benz vehicles and established graphic designers develop true works of art. For classic car enthusiasts, the Mercedes-Benz Classic calendar has long been a popular collector's item. This year, fans of the brand are being asked to submit their own pictures via facebook. A jury will select the final twelve images.

"Shooting Stars 2014 – photography from Fans for Fans": Mercedes-Benz Classic is looking for twelve exceptional images for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Classic calendar. From the keen amateur to the experienced professional photographer, anyone can join in who is able to capture the unique appeal of Mercedes-Benz on camera. Opportunities for shots range from vehicles on the road to classic car events worldwide and exhibits at the Mercedes-Benz Museum. There are virtually no restrictions on the choice of image. The important thing is that a Mercedes-Benz vehicle plays the starring role. The twelve best photographs will each appear on their own monthly page within the Mercedes-Benz Classic calendar.

Taking part in the photography competition is easy. All you need as an owner or fan of classic Mercedes-Benz vehicles is a camera, a suitable image and access to facebook. The chosen photograph of a vintage or young classic (built prior to 1994) can be uploaded between 14 June and 23 July 2013 using an app on the Mercedes-Benz Museum's facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/mercedesbenzmuseum). As part of an initial qualifying round, the facebook community will evaluate the submitted entries. The final selection will be made at the end of July 2013 when a jury will choose the twelve strongest images for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Classic calendar from the one hundred most popular entries. Members of the jury include US photographer Royce Rumsey, an iconic figure in the genre of classic car photography. Teymur Madjderey, a photographer and blogger from Cologne, will also be on the jury. He has a passion for capturing moments at classic events such as the Mille Miglia. As well as seeing their photograph in the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Classic calendar, the twelve winners will each receive prize money of 1000 euros.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz Classic calendar will be available from October of this year from the Museum Shop at the Mercedes-Benz Museum or online priced at 29.90 euros: www.mercedes-benz-classic.com/store .



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