People Powered Movement Photo Contest
Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 People Powered Movement Photo Contest!
With three new categories in 2011 -- Women, Diversity, and Open Streets -- more than 1,700 photos were submitted from photographers across North America. After a public voting period, finalists and winners were selected by a diverse panel of judges and Alliance staff.
"To increase biking and walking, advocates need access to quality photos that convey the power and possibility of a self-propelled lifestyle," said Carolyn Szczepanski, Alliance Communications Coordinator. "The images submitted to the People Powered Movement Photo Contest will serve as a practical and inspirational resource for state and local leaders across North America."
Rachel Schell, a photographer from Spokane, WA, won the overall grand prize for "Flying" and will receive an all-expenses-paid, 10-day bike trip to Tuscany, Italy, from VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations. Liv Ames from San Jose, CA, won second place overall for her photo "Vancouver Foot Traffic," and Russell Roca of Corvallis, OR, took third place overall for his "Biking Family" image.
Partnering with the Alliance to share these images with a wider audience, Momentum magazine is featuring an array of winning photographs from each category in its March/April 2012 issue.
"The best and most captivating way to encourage biking and walking is to see others doing it, so the second best way is to see this in photos," said Mia Kohout, publisher of Momentum magazine. "We are excited to have the opportunity to publish such outstanding works, and we'd like to extend a special congratulations to the winners!"
All photos will be incorporated into the Alliance Photo Library by April 1.