Welsh Cycling invites budding female photographers to enter our photo competition this autumn, asking snappers to capture what cycling in Wales means to you.
Is it the glorious views from our Welsh Mountains, the whole family trundling along one of Wales’ many cycle paths or you and your fellow club or HSBC UK Breeze riders on a well-earned café break? Welsh Cycling wants you to capture it!
National Development Manager, Georgina Harper encourages everyone to get involved:
“Cycling is a fantastic activity that appeals to a diverse range of people, of all abilities. It's great for health, fun, fitness and the environment, therefore we are looking for photos that demonstrate your passion for cycling in all its guises, with a Welsh angle.
"Whether you are a keen competitor, dedicated club member or simply enjoy getting on your bike with your family, it would be great to see everyone joining in the fun.”
One winner will be chosen by judges along with two runners-up. The overall winner will receive a £50 voucher to spend with Wiggle online, and two runners up will receive a Welsh Cycling goodie bag.
To enter, please read the Terms and Conditions below then;
Enter via Facebook: Like @SheCyclesWales, Share the relevant post to your own page and Tag @SheCyclesWales into your competition entry photograph.
Enter via Twitter: Follow @SheCyclesWales, Retweet the relevant post and Tag @SheCyclesWales into your competition entry photograph.
All entries must be posted by no later than Thursday 30th November 2017 to include a short caption that includes location and description.
Photo Competition Terms and Conditions
The Welsh Cycling ‘She Cycles Wales Photo competition is open to all female riders. The competition is open to all participants so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation, however, Welsh Cycling employees, board members, and photographers currently paid by Welsh Cycling and the immediate families of such individuals, regardless of residence or citizenship, are not eligible.
How to Enter - Each person can enter one photo per account, which must be submitted via @SheCyclesWales social media.
What to Enter If you choose to include other people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to Welsh Cycling upon request. Entrants must not submit images that infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person.
All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, colour and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single "High Dynamic Range" image are acceptable. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be judged at the judging panel's sole discretion.
Photo captions must accompany all submissions, and should include
•The subject of the image
•The location in which the image was taken
•A description of the image and circumstances, etc, that may be helpful for judges
Please clearly label all photos to assist judges.
All photographs will be credited with the caption "Photo by Person's Name." Welsh Cycling has final approval of any language that appears on its website with any of the photos and will not promote or endorse third-party products or services.
Deadlines Deadline for submitting entries is 11:59 pm on the 30th November 2017.
Entrants may be asked to submit a further paragraph about the story behind the photo anytime up to the 30th November 2017. The Grand Prize Winner, along with up to 2 runners up, will be announced on our website. Welsh Cycling reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.
Your Rights You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit, including ownership if applicable, other than those rights licensed in the next sentence. By entering the contest, you hereby grant to Welsh Cycling (i) a nonexclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display and publicly perform the photographs you submit to Welsh Cycling, and (ii) the right to use your name and city of residence in promotions and other publications.
Eligibility and Judging To ensure eligibility for the contest, entries must be available in a press quality high-resolution version upon request, no less than 2500 pixels on the long side. Entries that do not meet this requirement cannot be eligible for the contest.
Entries may originate in any format, including, but not limited to digital files, digital prints, colour transparencies, colour prints, or black and white prints — so long as they are submitted electronically. Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license (see "Your Rights" above). You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to Welsh Cycling upon request.
Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit. The judges are a panel of Welsh Cycling staff members familiar with photography and responsible for selecting images for various Welsh Cycling printed and online marketing and membership materials.
Welsh Cycling shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the judges are final.
Winning Photos The judging panel will select one Grand Prize Winner along with up to 2 Runners up
The chosen images will appear on Welsh Cycling’s website and social media sites. The first place winner will also receive a £50 voucher for Wiggle online.
Legal Conditions By entering this contest, you agree to certain legal conditions.