It’s been a year since Mark died. It’s gone quickly in some ways, and slowly in others. As Mark’s wife, people still talk to me about their friend with the big smile.

Mark captured the attention of his peers and cycling fans everywhere. His beautiful images shone with emotion and insight. He simply loved the sport, and was incredibly passionate about his work.

He’s sadly missed by the cycling world. And especially by Lucas & myself.

When CyclingTips approached me to establish the Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards, I was excited. I’m proud to say 2016 will mark the inaugural photography competition in Mark’s honour.

See some of the entries from Week 1, from Week 2, and Week 3, and Week 4, and the very last entries from Week 5,

Entries are closed and the judging took place across 3 continents on Saturday 14th January.  The winners have been announced; here on

CONGRATULATIONS to all our winners and to everyone who entered and helped honour Mark and help others in the process. 

Mark Gunter Photographer Obituary

Cycling Tips



Simply choose up to 3 of your own photos that have a connection to road cycling, submit, pay your $15 entry fee, and you could share in up to AUD$20,000 in prizes.


Entries open on 11am December 2nd, 2016 and close on 11am January 9th, 2017. Winners are announced January 16th, 2017.

There are 3 categories to enter your photos in:

Semi-professionals and enthusiasts alike are encouraged to submit their best work.

2/ Smartphone / Action Camera
Some of the best photos are taken on the readily accessible smartphone and action cameras. All you need is an artistic eye and to be in the right place at the right time.

3/ Professional Cycling Photographer
We encourage Mark Gunter’s colleagues to enter to celebrate and acknowledge the best photographs of the year.

Anyone can enter (well almost anyone).  See the detailed rules here.


Win first prize in the DSLR category and you’ll take home a Specialized Allez DSW road bike!


A trip for one to the 2017 Tour de France courtesy of BikeStyle Tours in the Smartphone / Action Camera category!

DSLR Category Prizes

1st Place:  Specialized Allez DSW road bike, valued at $6,000

2nd Place: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150 Group Set, valued at $5,000

3rd Place:  Bont Vaypor + shoes (custom fitting, colour and name stitching), valued at $1,200

Smartphone / Action Camera Category Prizes

1st Place:   Trip for one to the 2017 Tour de France with BikeStyle Tours, valued at up to $5,000 (flights not included)

2nd Place:  $500 voucher on the CyclingTips Emporium, valued at $500

3rd Place:   Bolle Australia sunglasses & helmet pack, valued at $700

Professional Category Prizes

1st Place:   The winner of the Professional Cycling Photographer of the Year will be awarded the prestige and honour, in the shape of a Cycling Photographer of the Year trophy

2nd Place:  Cycling Photographer of the Year medallion

3rd Place:   Cycling Photographer of the Year medallion

We are thrilled to welcome our three judges, all of whom are renowned professional cycling photographers.

Each has a wealth of photography experience, and a combined 60 years as cycling photographers in the pro peloton. See more about Judges here

Mark wanted to give back to the cycling community.  And even now that he’s gone, these awards help enable this vision of his.

In the spirit of giving back, this year’s entry fees will be wholly donated to: