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Adventure Cyclist magazine invites you to enter your most stunning photos — highlighting the beauty, adventure, and inspiration of bicycle travel — in our 14th Annual Bicycle Travel Photo Contest. 

We’re looking for beautiful, high-quality photography representing the diversity and spirit of bike touring. Your original images in digital format, capturing all aspects of bike travel, are eligible for the competition. 

We are especially interested in images that showcase the wide range of bike touring experiences: groups of cyclists, road and dirt touring, rural and urban settings, scenery, people, and emotions. For some examples of exceptional submissions, check out the 2021 Bicycle Travel Photo Contest winners.

The winning images will be printed in the May 2023 issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine — reaching over 52,000 people worldwide — and featured on adventurecycling.org, which is visited by more than a million people annually. Each year we also feature contest submissions in our Adventure Cycling calendar.


The contest opens July 22, 2022, and closes December 30, 2022, at 11:59pm Mountain Time. Photo entries will be judged based on creativity, quality, originality, responsiveness to the prompt, and overall impact. Photo submissions must have been shot by the photographer after January 1, 2021. You may submit up to 5 photographs per category for a contest total of 25 submissions. You may submit the same image for multiple categories. In order to be printed in Adventure Cyclist without being stretched or distorted, contestants must be willing to submit, upon request, photographs in .jpeg or .jpg format, at least 4,000 pixels wide, and no smaller than 8 MB. Mobile photographs must be submitted at their highest resolution possible. 

Categories

The following contest categories are drawn from subjects of special interest to Adventure Cyclist magazine:
Adventure Cycling Route Network: Bicycle travel along the Adventure Cycling Route Network
Epic: Stunning vistas, wild beauty, and show-stopping terrain
People/Portraits: Beautiful, unique portraits and photos of groups or individuals portraying the grit, camaraderie, or emotions inherent in adventure
Around Camp: A glimpse into camp life during a bike tour including tents, camp kitchens, campfires, etc.
Best Cover Photo: Successful cover photos invite curiosity while telling a distinct story and are shot or cropped in portrait orientation, rather than landscape. Winner of this category will be featured on the cover of the May 2023 issue. 

Prizes

Category Winners: The winner of each category will receive $300, a one-year membership with Adventure Cycling, and a free Adventure Cycling calendar.
Honorable Mention: One honorable mention will be chosen in each category and will receive a one-year membership with Adventure Cycling and a free Adventure Cycling calendar.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.