We were pleasantly surprised (actually, “shocked” is more like it) to learn that one of our photos was awarded “Best Overall” in Princeton Tec’s “Got Lights On Bikes” photo contest. Here’s a little background from PT:
OK, we all know how to ride a bike, use bike lights and work a camera. Here’s your chance to take all three, do something creative and win free gear and maybe even a new singlespeed bike. All you have to do is enter.
Starting on March 1, Princeton Tec’s “Got Lights On Bikes” photo contest gives you -the amateur bike-loving photog – the opportunity to put your skills to work. The catch: send us your best digital shots of anything involving lights on bikes. On the pavement, in traffic, on the trail, near the creek, outside the bagel shop, on the train, in the rain, near the beach … it doesn’t matter, you choose the medium – just make sure there are lights on the rig!
The contest attracted over 300 entries and the result is a very interesting collection of nighttime bike photos from around the world. You can view the entries here.
Funny related story… One of our daughters was quite a bike rider when she was younger—she even considered racing at one point—but now that she’s a teenager, bikes are no longer on her radar. I think it probably has something to do with boys and looking cool (teenagers!). What I found out though, is that not all bikes are uncool. When I showed her a photo of the SE Lager single speed bike we won in the contest, her eyes lit up and she dropped a hint that it’s a bike she might consider being seen on. Apparently it’s only our geeky ultility bikes that don’t make the cut… LOL.