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Alliance Launches 2011 Photo Contest

Published August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—With more than $8,000 in prizes for the winning entries, the Alliance for Biking & Walking is inviting professional, amateur and advocate photographers to submit their best images of biking and walking to the 2011 People Powered Movement Photo Contest (click on above link to register).

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. Today marks the launch of the 2011 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:

—Women
—Equity / Building an Inclusive Movement
—Open Streets (Ciclovias)

From August 1 to September 30, individuals can submit up to 20 photo entries via the contest website. From October 1 to October 31, 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

All winning photos also will be featured in the March 2012 issue of Momentum magazine.

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