8 days to go – the photography competition!

Eight days to go – so the Rally starts a week tomorrow!

As promised,  some details about the photo competition. We need good, and even great, pictures of this year’s Rally for our website and publicity for next year – but we don’t have the funds to hire a professional photogapher to cover the event. So we’re relying on you, the visitors!

If you’re at the Rally taking pictures, please send us the best of them and have a chance to win in our photo competition!

We’re looking for any positive image of the Rally: happy people enjoing a grand weekend of cycling. Capturing the spirit of the Rally is more important than technical excellence. We need to show people why we love the Rally, and why they should come next year!

So even if you don’t think your pictures are prize-winning, but they raise a smile or happy memories, please do send them in!

The prizes

First prize: A Bridge Street Saddlebag
This is a lightweight, quick release saddlebag made in waterproof nylon. Worth £80, and includes a ‘high mount’ Klick-Fix seatpost mount. Large size (15 litres), black. Kindly donated by Bridge Street Saddlebags: www.bridgestreet.cc


Second prize: Free camping in 2016!
Free camping at the 2016 York Rally: any single pitch up to a value of £90 (e.g. a motorist pitch and four extra people).

Three runners-up prizes: Cyclemiles mugs
These cycling mugs (worth £8.95 each) were kindly donated by
CycleMiles: Tel 02392 455 355 or see www.cyclemiles.co.uk


Under 16s prize: a York Rally hoodie.

The details

Please send your images, at the best available resolution, to publicity@yorkrally.org with ‘Photo competition’ as the subject line. If the file is too large for email we suggest using the free file transfer service at www.wetransfer.com – just hit ‘skip’ if it nags you for the paid version. Don’t worry about sending big files or plenty of them: we have fast internet and masses of hard disk space! Unfortunately we cannot accept entries as prints or slides.

Closing date for entries is Sunday 5th July 2015 and winners will be announced on or before the 1st August 2015. Prizes will be sent to the winners within two weeks.

Judging will be carried out by the York Rally Committee and will take account of the age of submitters: please mention this with your entry
if you feel it is relevant, and to be eligible for the Under 16 prize.

By entering, you are granting the York Rally Committee a non-exclusive license to use your images to promote the York Rally both in print and online. Unless you request otherwise, you will always be credited as the photographer.