The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is one of these awards almost every portrait photographer dreams of at least winning once. I am no exception. Several times I got an email stating that I got into the last round, but last round or not - it does not really matter. You are not in. I have to admit the whole thing is a bit of a mystery to me and maybe next year I will muster up the courage not to enter.
This is my selection of photos for this years entry. I will need to make a final choice of three.