What a contest! It took our panel of seven jurors a week to pore over the entries and come up with their top picks. From all reports it was a difficult process due to the large number of excellent entries. As is always the case with juried art competitions, not everyone will agree with the choices due to the subjective nature of the judging process, but we feel confident the strongest work made the top group. One thing is abundantly clear, the grand prize winner was an overwhelming favorite among the jurors; Galen’s elegant and timeless image of pastoral Italy garnered more than double the points of the next nearest entry.
We want to offer our most sincere thanks to everyone who participated in the contest and acknowledge our sponsors for their generous donations to the prize pool.
And finally, congratulations to the winners! We’ll be contacting you soon about your prizes.
—Alan & Michael
Grand Prize — Galen Maynard
I’d like to enter this photo I took in Lucca Italy into your summer contest. I traveled to Munich for work this year, and on the way home I had the chance to visit Italy in late summer. The afternoon light was gorgeous, and obviously cycling is more integrated into daily life in many European cities. Everyone rides bikes for short errands and as a simple mode of daily transportation. I think this photo really evokes the joy of a late summer afternoon in a small Italian hill town. In Lucca, a bike is both a tool and a simple way to enjoy life.
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First Runner Up — Eduardo Green
That’s what everybody (even policemen) do when the temperatures reach the 100′s in Portland, OR. ;)
Second Runner Up — Bryan Beretta
Oh you said bring a folding “chair”? Oops…
Third Runner-Up — Ian Nutt
The sun going down on another season of riding… The truth is, summer came and went during a week in late June – Just endless weather rather than endless summer!
Fourth Runner-Up — Russ Roca
The photo was taken just North of Trinidad, California. We were riding through a dense gauntlet of trees when down the road there was a heavenly shaft of light pouring through. I waved Laura through and took the photo just as she passed under the light.
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Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order)
Sponsors and Prize List
Arkel: Metropolitan Handlebar Bag (1)
Banjo Brothers: Market Pannier (1)
The Bicycle Business: Novatec/Salsa Dynamo Front Wheel (700C) (1)
Minnehaha Bag Co.: Canvas Grocery Bag Pannier (1)
Renaissance Bicycles: Renaissance Bicycles Wind Jacket (1)
Rickshaw Bagworks: Large Zero Xpac (Green) (1)
Schwalbe: Marathon XR Tires (700x40C) (1 pr); Schwalbe Water Bottle (1)
Wald: Woody Basket (1)