Entry fees contribute towards two great causes: supporting cancer research through Tour de Cure, and providing financial assistance for young riders through Young Cyclist Assistance fund.
Throughout the competition, we’ll be posting images on Instagram at @cyclingtips and #markgunterphotoawards2019. It runs until January 5, 2020, at which point our panel of professional photographer judges – Pauline Ballet, Simon Wilkinson, and Chris Auld – will deliberate on who’ll take home the silverware and prizes from our generous sponsors:
This week’s feature image is from Anthony Leutenegger @anthonyleutenegger in the Enthusiast category. The caption: “The agony of defeat.” Just after the final sprint at the CX WC in Bogense I heard a shrill scream in the finishing area. Shooting amongst the craziness past the finishing line I saw French rider Marion Norbert-Riberolle burst into tears and collapse against the fence. She sobbed along the fence whilst her mother tried to comfort her from the other side.’
Entry into the fiercely-contested Professional category is permitted for anyone who earns a living from his or her cycling photography. Entrants this year will be competing for the coveted title of Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year, and $2,500 AUD in cash.
For non-professional photographers using high-end cameras, we have the Enthusiast category. It’s a loose description including entries taken on high-end cameras including Interchangeable Lens Cameras (ILC), mirrorless, film, compact, DSLR and other cameras.
The SmartPhone / Action Cam category refers to still photos taken on devices such as iPhones, Android, Windows Mobile, etc, as well as still photos from devices such as GoPro, Shimano Sports Cam, Garmin VIRB, and drones.