The 13th Annual Photo Contest is closed to submissions but you can still access our rules and guidelines below for the next contest, which will open for submissions on July 1, 2022.
Adventure Cycling Association invites you to enter your most stunning photos — highlighting the beauty, adventure, and inspiration of bicycle travel — in our 13th Annual Bicycle Travel Photo Contest.
We're looking for your most spectacular bike travel images in five categories: the Adventure Cycling Route Network, Epic, People/Portraits, Around Camp, and Mobile. Your original images in digital format, capturing all aspects of bike travel, are eligible for the competition. For some examples of exceptional submissions, check out the 2020 Bicycle Travel Photo Contest winners.
The winning images will be printed in the May 2022 issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine — reaching over 52,000 people worldwide. The image will also be featured on adventurecycling.org, which is visited by more than a million people annually. Each year we also feature contest photos in our annual Adventure Cycling calendar. The winner of each category will receive $300, a one-year membership with Adventure Cycling, and an Adventure Cycling calendar.
To enter up to five (5) images per category, upload your photo(s) to Adventure Cycling's Submittable portal and fill out all required information before November 30, 2021 at 11:59pm Mountain Time.
Be sure to review the full rules before entering.
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 Adventure Cycling Association (i) a nonexclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display, and publicly perform the photographs you submit to Adventure Cycling, and (ii) the right to use your name, city, state, and country of residence in promotions and other publications.
Adventure Cycling will offer photographer compensation commensurate with our standard rates for the following uses of a submitted image:
Remember, be sure to review the full rules before entering. Ride on!
Photo by Ana Zamorano