2007 Photo Contest Winners - for 2008 Calendar
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Photo Contests were very popular. The winning photos went into the HU Calendar, (2008 available here)
, and the calendars have proved to be very popular too! (Photos from previous years will continue to be available in the current years calendars in case you really like the photos from a particular year).
So we decided to make the contest an annual event, where you can showcase your best photos, and they can help inspire others to get on the road too. The new design for the website is coming along nicely, and we have a lot of new stuff in the works - one of them will be using the photos - they will appear randomly in the web pages, so everyone will get to enjoy almost ALL the photos submitted, not just the winners!
Congratulations to the winners of the 2007 contest - Andy Gower, Brad Houghton, Juan Pablo Gonzalez, Carl Parker, Julie Rose, Ingo Cordes, Marc Gibaud, Mark Stowe, Matt Slater, Eddie Mendes, Stefan Thiel and Saskia Roskam.
It was a really hard job to narrow it down to only 13 pics, as we had hundreds of great photos to choose from, but we think that the winners really deserve their accolades. The small pics don't really do them justice, you'll just have to buy the calendar to appreciate them in full size. All winners will receive a share of the proceeds from the calendar sales, a free calendar, and 1 year Gold Member status on the HUBB.
The Grand Prize winner is Stefan Thiel, Germany, for his photo of Giancarlo 'Carlo' Albrecht (Germany); On the piste from Rissani to Zagora in Morocco, Honda Transalp.
Cover: by Julie Rose, Australia, of Hamish Oag, Scotland, Emma Myatt, Great Britain (BMW 1100) and Grant Guerin, Australia (Suzuki V-Strom); Stop to admire the view, Ruta 46 near Santa Maria, Argentina, on our RTW tour.
January: by Andy Gower, UK; Overlooking a Norwegian fjord, whilst on a Scandinavian tour Jan 2007, 85cc Honda cub.
February: by Mark Stowe, UK; Camp fire on the road to Jaktusk on our 2006 RTW tour, Yamaha XT600.
March: by Marc Gibaud, France; Wild Patagonia in the late autumn - clouds between the road and the top of the peaks of 'Tres Cerros' and 'Mount Fitzroy', BMW R1100GS.
April: by Eddie Mendes, USA; Hello Moto, how bout a photo?, Mauritania, BMW K75S.
May: by Stefan Thiel, Germany; of Giancarlo 'Carlo' Albrecht (Germany); On the piste from Rissani to Zagora in Morocco, Honda Transalp.
June: by Matt Slater, UK; Approaching Laguna Salada, in the surreal volcanic landscape of South West Bolivia, Yamaha XT600E.
July: by Carl Parker, China; Always curious Tibetans check out the bike and gear, small village in NE Tibet, Honda AX-1.
August: by Juan Pablo Gonzalez, Argentina; of Harold Brooks (USA) on the road from Salar de Uyuni to Tupiza, Bolivia, Suzuki DL650 V-Strom.
September: by Brad Houghton, New Zealand; Arbol de Piedra, Parque Nacional Eduardo Avaroa, Bolivia, BMW R1200GS.
October: by Stefan Thiel, Germany; View from the top rim into the Dades gorge in Morocco. Circling down are Giancarlo 'Carlo' Albrecht (Germany - Transalp) and Hajo Brunne (Germany - Africa Twin).
November: by Saskia Roskam of Lois Pryce (UK); Curious schoolboys in Algeria, Yamaha TTR250.
December: by Ingo Cordes, Germany; of Kathy and Murray Speirs (New Zealand), Riding in Uttaranchal (India) with views of the Himalayas, Royal Enfield.
The 2007 contest is CLOSED, but the Next contest is now open, so start shooting!
The best 13 photos will be used in the calendar, and those photographers will receive a share of the proceeds. Winners will also get a free calendar, and 1 year Gold Member status on the HUBB.
- Send up to 6 photos, in high resolution jpg or tif format, using the form below.
- Photos must clearly portray MOTORCYCLE Travel. The whole bike doesn't need to be in the picture, but it must be obvious that it's a motorcycle trip.
- Copyright remains with the photographer, but Horizons Unlimited (HU) requires the right to:
- publish the photos on the Horizons Unlimited website as we see fit,
- in Horizons Unlimited DVD's, and
- in the Horizons Unlimited Travellers Calendar. If used in the Calendar, you will receive a portion of the proceeds. You will always get full credit for your photo wherever it's used.
For the contest entry, you can send any file size from 800x600 up.
BUT to be a winner, so we can publish the calendar, you must have available 2300x1800 (2272 x 1704 will BARELY do) pixel or greater files, at a high jpg quality, suitable for printing to 8.5 x 11 inches (A4).
Enter the Next Photo Calendar Contest here