With more than $8,000 in prizes for the winning entries, the Alliance for Biking & Walking invites professional, amateur and advocate photographers to submit their best images of biking and walking to the 2011 People Powered Movement Photo Contest.
The contest aims to both celebrate the beauty and energy of active transportation and continue to build an online library of high-quality images that can be used by bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations across North America.
In 2009, more than 2,000 photographs were submitted in the first Alliance photo contest. Once again, categories include biking, walking, and advocates in action. New in 2011, the People Powered Movement Photo Contest invites photos in additional categories, including:
- Equity / Building an Inclusive Movement
- Open Streets (Ciclovias)
From August 1 to October 31, individuals can submit up to 20 photo entries via the contest website. From November 1 to 30, public voting will determine the finalists in each category. A panel of expert and advocate judges from across the continent will then determine the winners, to be announced in March 2012.
The overall grand prize is an all-expenses-paid, 10-day bike trip to Tuscany, Italy, from VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations. Additional prizes include:
- A new bicycle from PUBLIC Bikes
- Bags from Ortlieb
- Lights from Planet Bike
- Gear from Fyxation
- Helmets from Bern