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Three years ago, the cycling community lost the talented Australian photographer Mark Gunter. His legacy lives on not just in his work, but in the art of those he inspires. That's what the Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards are about and it's time to get your entries in.
Cycling Central

11 Dec 2018 - 11:39 AM 

The awards are back once again to unearth new talent from around the world.

New to the awards this year, its third edition, is the ‘Proud Cycling Moment,' category celebrating the cycling achievements of loved ones - or selves.

The existing categories ‘Professional’, ‘Enthusiast’, and ‘Smartphone / Action Cam’ also continue for professional photographers, budding amateurs, or 'iPhonologists,' from anywhere in the world, to enter.

Over 2,500 images from 34 countries have been submitted in the past two years by entrants inspired by Mark, celebrating bikes, life and landscape.

And to continue Mark's legacy of kindness and willingness to help others, all money raised from the awards will go to to cancer research via Tour de Cure and to the Young Cyclist Assistance, an initiative of the awards to provide a $1,000 grant for up to three young cyclists.

This year’s judging panel sees the return of photographer Graham Watson, famed for his latest book ‘40 Years of Cycling,’ and who shared a strong professional connection with Mark. Joining Graham Watson are Team Sky’s photographer Russ Ellis and Wouter Roosenboom, the awards' inaugural Professional category winner.

None other than world and Olympic champion cyclist Marianne Vos will judge the Young Cyclist Assistance grants.

The competition is open now, and runs till 3rd January 2019.


For more information on the awards, visit Cycling Tips. Check out the entries on social media via hash tag #markgunterphotoawards2018. 

Young Cyclist Assistance - Click here

Tour de Cure donations can be made here.