2014 Photo Contest for 2016 Calendar

The 2014 Contest is now open! :)

ENDS January 31, 2015

The Horizons Unlimited Photo Contest is an annual event for travellers to showcase their best photographs from their travels around the world, so get your entry in soon!

See all the 2013 Contest Winners! Pre-order your 2015 Calendar now!

Enter your first photo here!

Photo by Craig Wessner, Canada; Riding a floating bridge across Song Ba Ren River, Vietnam, on a Soviet Minsk.

Grand Prize 2013 Winner (and Cover) - by Craig Wessner, Canada; Riding a floating bridge across Song Ba Ren River, Vietnam, on a Soviet Minsk. Craig wins the Compass Expeditions 9 day tour of Chile and Argentina valued at almost $4,000!

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Photo Contests were very popular, with hundreds of entries. The winning photos go into the HU Calendar, and the calendars have proved to be very popular too! Photos from previous years will continue to be available in 2013 and beyond calendars in case you really like the photos from a particular year.

Prizes

Prizes for 2014 contest for the 2016 Calendar to be announced

ALSO: The best 13 photos will be used in the calendar, and those photographers will share equally in half the proceeds. All Winners will also get a free calendar, and 1 year Gold Member status on the HUBB! Your photos could also be in an HU DVD or on the website!

Progressive Suspension has generously donated a Suspension Makeover, using their fantastic new 465 Series shock!

465 Series shock by Progressive Suspension

Progressive Suspension


Previous Winners:

Photo By Martin Hurley, rider Benton Thompson, in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA

Grand Prize 2012 Winner - Photo By Martin Hurley, rider Benton Thompson, in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA. Martin receives the Compass Expeditions Trip prize.

January: by Anna & Claus Possberg, Germany. Mount Everest Base Camp, Tibet; BMW F800.

Grand Prize 2011 Winner - by Anna & Claus Possberg, Germany. Mount Everest Base Camp, Tibet; BMW F800. Anna & Claus received the Progressive Suspension Makeover prize.

by Eric Starling, USA; Under dark skies at Muley Point, UT, Wet West Ride; XR650L, F650GS Dakar, F800GS.

Grand Prize 2010 Winner by Eric Starling, USA, Under dark skies at Muley Point, UT, Wet West Ride, XR650L, F650 GS Dakar TT39, F800 GS. Eric receives the Touratech Trackpicker Qstarz BT-Q 1000 X prize.

by Peter Russell, of Petra Russell, Canada; Riding on the coastal dunes outside Huarmey, Peru, from Buenos Aires to Toronto; 2009 KLR650.

First Prize 2010 by Peter Russell, of Petra Russell, Canada; Riding on the coastal dunes outside Huarmey, Peru, from Buenos Aires to Toronto; 2009 KLR650
Peter receives the Progressive Suspension Makeover prize.

Dades Gorge, Morocco - waiting for the traffic to pass so it's safe to ride!

First Prize 2009 Contest: Stefan Cedergren, Sweden; Dades Gorge, Morocco, waiting for the traffic to pass

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.

Stefan Thiel, Germany, of Giancarlo 'Carlo' Albrecht, Germany, On the piste from Rissani to Zagora in Morocco, Honda Transalp.

First Prize 2007 Contest: Photo by Stefan Thiel, Germany, www.stefan-thiel.info; of Giancarlo 'Carlo' Albrecht (Germany); On the piste from Rissani to Zagora in Morocco, Honda Transalp.

January: by Michel de Schoutheete, Belgium; of Gerald Regnier, Belgium; on South America trip. Crossing a bridge in Park National Torres del Paine, Chile, Honda Transalp.

First Prize 2006 Contest: Photo by Michel de Schoutheete; Gerald Regnier crossing a bridge in Park National Torres del Paine, Chile.

2005 Winner

First Prize 2005 Contest: Erling Foshaugen, Norway; Curious kid, Omo Valley, Ethiopia, R80GS Basic


Details:

  • Submit 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 there must be a motorcycle in the picture.
  • 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 credit for your photo wherever it's used.
  • If you are NOT THE PHOTOGRAPHER - DON'T submit it!
  • For the contest entry, you can send any file size from 800x600 up. We MUCH PREFER full 3500x2300 minimum pics ready to use.
  • BUT to be a winner, so we can publish the calendar, you must have available at least 3500x2300 pixel or preferably greater files, at a high jpg quality. Either dimension or both can be larger!
  • PLEASE don't submit a photo if you don't have this resolution! Lower resolution photos CAN NOT be used and only waste time.
  • Photos will be printed at approximately 11.5 x 17 inches.
  • Extreme wide screen Panoramas, black and white etc - this is a calendar with a fixed size so panoramas don't work, and black and white is not what we're after for an exciting calendar - much as we love it - so colour only please.

Remember, contest closes January 31, 2015!


Enter your First photo here:

(subsequent photos get a much simpler form!)

First Name * (*=required field)

Last Name *

Country *

HUBB User Name

Email *

Mobile or Phone number - including country code

* I agree to the Contest Terms:

Copyright remains with the photographer, but HU requires the right to publish the photos on the HU website, in HU DVD's, in HU Promotional material, and in the HU Travellers Calendar, as we see fit. If used in the Calendar, or used for remuneration anywhere, you will receive a portion of the proceeds. The photographer will always get full credit for the photo.

Prize awards:

Winners are responsible for any customs and duties payable.
The Progressive Suspension Prize will only be shipped to USA or Canadian addresses, and is only awarded to the photographer that places the highest AND has a bike that fits one of their shocks. Progressive Suspension and any other Prize givers are awarded rights to use the Photo in promotion and advertising.

By submitting your photo, you affirm that you agree to all terms and conditions.

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ALL the photos I submit ARE MINE, and are the original, best quality version.
If no, please clarify in the comments.

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We need a GOOD caption for each photo: *

Who is in it, who's the photographer, where it is, what year the photo was taken, on what trip/tour, bike model and year e.g.

E.g. "Photo by Joe Blogs, of Mrs. Emily Blogs, Canada; Riding through the mud in Smalltown Cambodia, on our RTW tour, F650GS"

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To make admin easy - in other words make sure you get credit for your photo, and we label it correctly:
  • Please Rename the file BEFORE you upload it to EXACTLY this format:

FirstName-LastName-1-Description-Location.jpg
FirstName-LastName-2-Description-Location.jpg

etc.

  • NO spaces and NO Áccéñted Chârâctérs in the file name please.

    HINT: IMG_123456.jpg just doesn't work for us...

  • File name can be up to 200 characters total.
  • Photos not in the above format are lost in the midst of others improperly labelled, and we have no way to connect you to your photos. Sorry!
  • Maximum file size is 16mb, and files must be *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.zip or *.png only.

Find your RENAMED photo to upload. If your name isn't on it, it's lost!

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Comments, notes: (not required)


EXTREMELY IMPORTANT:

Contest closes January 31 2015!

AFTER submitting this form:

You MUST receive a confirming email within a few minutes after the upload is finished. If you do not receive it within about ten minutes, there is a problem with your email address and you will NOT be entered in the contest. Don't forget to check in your "junk" or "spam" etc folders in your email program. If it still isn't there, resubmit the above form, (without uploading the picture again,) with the correct address.

NOTE: You will receive one email for each photo.

We accept no responsibility for lost, mislabelled, incorrectly uploaded etc pictures.

  • It will take a while for the file to upload - be patient and do NOT retry/resubmit unless you get an error message!
  • You will get an error message if there is a problem, or if all went well, you will get the next page to upload your second photo.



 
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10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

Check out the previous contest winners!