Attention photographers! Announcing the 16th annual Bike Expo Photo Contest

by Susan Hiles, Expo Photo Contest Coordinator

It’s time to start thinking of taking some photos to enter in the 2014 contest! This year’s Seattle Bicycle Expo will be held on March 1-2 at the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal 91, which has a spectacular waterfront view. If you have never attended a bike expo, you are in for a fun time. The first Expo photo contest was in 1999, and the number of entrants has increased  every year, especially since almost everyone owns either a digital camera or smart phone.

The six categories this year are: action; comedy; still life; people & places; black & white; and creative digital. The creative digital category is where you can use your Photoshop skills! All the photos will be judged and ribbons awarded in each category for first, second, and third place, as well as two honorable mentions. Everyone who attends the Expo will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite photo and that winner will receive a ribbon. Kenmore Camera is returning as the contest sponsor.

So start taking those bike photos. The contest entry form is available NOW online. There will be no entry fees again this year, and you can enter as many photos as you want. Each one must be flush mounted or it will not be eligible for a prize.

I would like everyone to pick up their entries by 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 2.

Good luck! I’m looking forward to seeing all of the amazing and creative photographs and meeting the photographers.  I will be on-site taking photos, so “SMILE” when you see me.

See you there!


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