Last year, Oakland was recognized as a Bike Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB). As part of the award, LAB wants to feature five bike-friendly photos of Oakland so the Oakland’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Program launched a contest to find the five best photos. They will submit the five winning photos to LAB and will use them to create a “Greetings from Oakland, California” postcard series that they’ll distribute on Bike to Work Day.
This is where you come in. They’re asking Oaklanders (or anyone who appreciates biking in Oakland) to submit photos that show how bike-friendly Oakland is. There are five contest categories:
1. Landscape—A view that highlights the best of Oakland’s natural beauty and bicycling environment.
2. Portrait—A close up of a person, people, bicycle, or other subject (or object).
3. Abstract/artistic—You’ll know it when you see it.
4. Bicycle “facilities”—Bikeway, bike parking, or other physical feature that supports bicycling for everyday transportation and/or recreation.
5. Community—Highlighting fun, advocacy, or both.
I know many blog readers (and fellow Oakland bloggers) are talented photographers, and I’m guessing many of you already have photos that fit into these categories. Now you just have to pick your best photos and submit them.
Here’s info on how to enter:
Please submit photographs online through the special contest FTP website at www.tinyurl.com/4kgjk9c. Mailed photos will not be accepted (and will not be returned). All entries must be received through the website by 5pm, March 31, 2011. Each entrant must have a unique e-mail address.
Read the full contest rules and start looking through your photos. I’m excited to see the winning photos!