To the Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards.
2020 has been a year like no other. We want all cyclists and cycling photographers to be part of the Awards — so our theme this year is “hope”. Hope that your images will bring some light and share some joy to each other — like they have in previous years.
To recognise the impact covid 19 has had on all our lives — including the lack of cycling events where almost all our entries come from — we’re encouraging you all to enter the images that represent what 2020 has meant to you.
We want to see the images that shaped your cycling lives in 2020 — and we recognise that there may not be as many race shots as we’re used to — leaving the opportunity for you to show the emotion that cycling has brought to you.
This year, all photos can be entered free — to recognise that some people may have been affected financially by the pandemic. Of course the Awards — are and always will be, about making a difference — and if you can help support cancer research by paying the entry fee, we’re grateful to you. And if not — we’re glad you’ve entered your images this year and shared you’re experience.
Just before you enter the awards, one little reminder of why we exist — to help others. Selfishly, I have to admit that part of my motivation is to give my son Lucas something so special that encapsulates the values his Dad lived by. And I’m so proud to say that Lucas has grown into a kind human being, who shares some of Mark’s best qualities.
We’ve lost so many people worldwide to covid, and sadly, it and cancer will continue to take more. May your photos bring us all light, and hope, and joy in the weeks to come.
The #markgunterphotoawards2020 are brought to you yet again with support of CyclingTips – and they open very now!
Happy searching — Leeanne Gatien, Mark Gunter Photography