2008 Photo Contest for 2009 Calendar

2005 and 2006 and 2007's Photo Contests were very popular. The winning photos went into the HU Calendar, (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).

The contest is now 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 2008 contest - Jolanta Glabek, Gemma Sunderland, Kris Miller, Tyson Brust, Ekke Kok, Paul Hurcomb, Laurent Bendel, Valerie Peponnet, David Breedon, Alan Whelan, Stefan Thiel, Jean-Louis Grauby and Sean Howman.

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 Tyson Brust, Canada, for his photo of Jose Rodriguez from Ecuador, riding the rim of Guagua Pichincha volcano, Ecuador; Honda CRF 450X.

Tyson Brust, Canada; of Jose Rodriguez riding the rim of Guagua Pichincha volcano, Ecuador.

First Prize 2008 Contest: Tyson Brust, Canada; of Jose Rodriguez, riding the rim of Guagua Pichincha volcano, Ecuador.

by Jolanta Glabek, of Brad Ryan, USA; On a sunset ride through Valle de la Luna, Chile, on our RTW tour; Africa Twin.

by Jolanta Glabek, of Brad Ryan, USA; On a sunset ride through Valle de la Luna, Chile, on our RTW tour; Africa Twin.

by Gemma Sunderland, of Mark Herron, UK; A rough descent down from Kunzum La 4551m altitude, Spiti Valley, Indian Himalayan Adventure.

by Gemma Sunderland, of Mark Herron, UK; A rough descent down from Kunzum La 4551m altitude, Spiti Valley, Indian Himalayan Adventure.

by Kris Miller, USA; Broke through the dense valley freezing fog, to clear views on the summit, Steens, Oregon.

by Kris Miller, USA; Broke through the dense valley freezing fog, to clear views on the summit, Steens, Oregon.

by Ekke Kok of Audrey Allenspach-Kok, Canada; Riding by the pyramid of Chephren in Giza, Egypt on our trip from Munich to Cape Town; F650GS.

by Ekke Kok of Audrey Allenspach-Kok, Canada; Riding by the pyramid of Chephren in Giza, Egypt on our trip from Munich to Cape Town; F650GS.

by Paul Hurcomb, UK; The Road to Timbuktu, on route to Cape Town; Yamaha XT600E.

by Paul Hurcomb, UK; The Road to Timbuktu, on route to Cape Town; Yamaha XT600E.

by Laurent Bendel, France; A Mongolian rider passes by and looks down upon Anders taking a break. Switzerland to Ladakh; Yamaha Ténéré.

by Laurent Bendel, France; A Mongolian rider passes by and looks down upon Anders taking a break. Switzerland to Ladakh; Yamaha Ténéré.

by Valerie Peponnet, of Pablo Alvarez, Spain; Losing balance in a messy Jodhpur street with elephant, sadhu and auto-rickshaw, Rakatanga Asia Tour; R850R.

by Valerie Peponnet, of Pablo Alvarez, Spain; Losing balance in a messy Jodhpur street with elephant, sadhu and auto-rickshaw, Rakatanga Asia Tour; R850R.

by David Breedon, Australia; Deep in the Colombian jungle avoiding the road that was supposed to be held by FARC guerrillas; KLR 650.

by David Breedon, Australia; Deep in the Colombian jungle avoiding the road that was supposed to be held by FARC guerrillas; KLR 650.

by Alan Whelan, UK; Kids on Tiger near Mamfe, Cameroon, trans-Africa trip - Lancashire to Cape Town; Triumph Tiger 955i.

by Alan Whelan, UK; Kids on Tiger near Mamfe, Cameroon, trans-Africa trip - Lancashire to Cape Town; Triumph Tiger 955i.

by Stefan Thiel, Germany; Near the cliffs of Moher on the west coast of Ireland.

by Stefan Thiel (www.stefan-thiel.info), Germany; Near the cliffs of Moher on the west coast of Ireland.

by Jean-Louis Grauby, of Hubert Kriegel, French-USA, Friendly llamas at Santa Rosas de los Pastos Grandes in Argentina; Sidecar-ing the world; BMW R100GS - Ural Sidecar.

by Jean-Louis Grauby, of Hubert Kriegel, French-USA, Friendly llamas at Santa Rosas de los Pastos Grandes in Argentina; Sidecar-ing the world; BMW R100GS - Ural Sidecar.

by Sean Howman, Australia; A minor spill on a slippery Pamir highway in the wrong season, India to the UK via Central Asia; BMW R65.

by Sean Howman, Australia; A minor spill on a slippery Pamir highway in the wrong season, India to the UK via Central Asia; BMW R65.

The 2008 contest is CLOSED, but the Next contest is now open, so start shooting!

Tip: Make sure your camera is set to at least 2300x1800 pixels!

Prizes

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.

Details:

  • 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



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