Wednesday, February 6, 2008

BayCycle Photography Contest

Tampa BayCycle, a cool bike-commuter initiative developed last year, is off and running again this year and has a cool photo contest as part of its activities. Keep those cameras handy. Here is the program:

Are you a bicyclist? Do you love to take pictures? Then don't hesitate to enter the 1st Annual BayCycle Photography contest! Help celebrate the relationship between bicycling and daily life in Tampa Bay.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The contest is open to everyone, from the amateur photographer to the casual or experienced cyclist living in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Citrus, Pasco and Hernando counties. The contest is designed to offer participants the opportunity to share their love of bicycling with our community and the general public. Winning photographs will be on display at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) during the month of May 2008. Photos will be evaluated by a panel of three judges. All decisions are final and at the discretion of Tampa BayCycle. All entries must be postmarked no later than March 30, 2008.

SUBMISSION DETAILS: Photograph guidelines: 8”x10” print, color or black and white; must include a bicycle or some part of a bicycle and have been taken in the Tampa Bay area. Participants are allowed to submit five photos per entry. A digital image of the photo or photos on CD must be included with submission. Label the disc and back of photo with contact information. All submitted photos become property of Tampa BayCycle.

AWARDS: Prizes will be awarded in two categories, General Public and Student, and include a combination of bike gear and gift certificates worth the following amounts:
*1st place - $500
*2nd place - $250
*3rd place - $100
*Honorable Mention - $25
In addition, all winning photographs will be showcased in an exhibition during May 2008 at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.

FEE: General Public, $10 per entry (max. five photos per entry); Student, $5 per entry (max. 5 photos per entry). Payment must be made by cash or check made payable to Bay Area Commuter Services.

RULES AND INFORMATION: Questions? Call (813) 974-9799, or visit Registration form is available on website.

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