Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing subjects covered in dust in the Covered In Dust Photo Contest with chances to win a Sony Alpha NEX5K/B Digital Camera!

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Dimitrios Kontizas for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest: "My name is Dimitrios Kontizas and I was born in Athens in 1980. I graduated from the Technological Institute of Athens in Greece as a Technologist of Graphic Arts and Design. For two years I worked at the scanning and photo editing department of a major newspaper in Greece and spent another two years working at a print shop."

Grand Jury Winner

"The light rays are so intense that seems to me they are - on purpose - trying to break the little monk's concentration. It is like scorching light is trying to burn the human but he is so focused that nothing can harm him." - Dimitrios Kontizas

Runner Up

"These black silhouettes don't seem to be bothered by the thick dust in the air. Wonderful atmosphere with great colors." - Dimitrios Kontizas

Runner Up

"This sandstorm is so powerful that the whole landscape is filled with it. I can almost taste it..." - Dimitrios Kontizas

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