The 'AMB Photography Awards – presented by Shimano' are the country's premier awards for mountain bike imagery. However, they are much more than that. The competition is a celebration of our lives on and off the bike. Whether it’s racing fast in competition, experiencing some amazing locations out on the trails or simply having the best time ever with your mates – we want to see the pictures that capture the sport perfectly in a single frame.
The 'AMB Photography Awards – presented by Shimano' aims to showcase and award photographers who can best convey the key components that make mountain biking so great, while utilising their creativity and technical excellence.
The major prize winner – the AMB Photographer of the Year – will get $3000 in cash, plus a Shimano M 9050 XTR Di2. Four category winners will each receive $500.
One of Australia’s most talented photographers. More often found in the field than behind a desk, Tim has traversed the globe shooting World Cups and EWS rounds for years. Australia is his home, though, and you will just as often see him on the trail sides of a national round or deep in the bushes on some obscure line. With years of photographic expertise, Tim was a clear pick for a judge in this competition.
Robert has been photographing bikes for almost as long as he has been riding them. In the past he has shot for various media agencies in the mountain biking world. Now, apart from being designer on AMB, he often serves as in-house photographer on our many trips and for bike reviews. You may even have seen a shot of his pass by on the cover. With an eye for the obscure, Robert will bring a different edge to the selection process.
AMB’s long-standing editor. Mike is an avid photographic enthusiast, a passion that has grown from sourcing and selecting some of the spectacular imagery that features strongly in AMB. And having ridden his bike in stunning locations all over the world, he is well placed to discern which photos tell the perfect story of an exciting adventure enjoyed on two wheels.
Can I enter more than one photo in each category? Yes you can. You can enter each category as many times as you like. Apart from AMB Photographer of the Year, this should only be entered once.
How do I enter Photographer Of The Year? To be in the running for AMB Photographer of the Year, you must enter this category separately. Go to the AMB Photographer of the Year page and upload your four selected images there.
Can I enter the same photos in Photographer Of The Year as I did in each other category? Yes, you can. However, you must re-upload them when you enter the Photographer of the Year category.
How does the judging for Photographer Of The Year work? Our panel of nominated judges will review all entries and select the winner & finalists of the Photographer of the Year category. The winner will be deemed as the photographer who has shown the highest degree of technical and creative ability across the four different categories.
How does the public voting for the other categories work? AMB Magazine staff will review all entries and select 10 finalists for each category. The 10 finalists for each category will then be displayed on our microsite and the public will then vote between 1st September and 22nd September. The winning image will be the one that receives the most votes.
How will I be notified if I am a finalist? You will be notified via email if you are a finalist for any category.
How will I be notified if I win? You will be notified via email if you are the winner of any category.
Do the photos have to be from this year? No, not technically, but age of images will be taken into consideration and judged accordingly. Preference will be given to images shot over the last 12 - 24 months.
In what format do I need to supply my photos? For best results, upload highest-quality JPEGs, sized a minimum of 1200 pixels on the longest side but up to 1500 pixels is even better. Maximum size is 2Mb.
What level of post-production is acceptable? Basic image editing and colour corrections are allowed, i.e. brightness, contrast, sharpening, mood and temperature balance. Black and White is also acceptable
Can I submit RAW files? No you can’t.
What size does my image need to be? For best results, upload highest-quality JPEGs, sized a minimum of 1200 pixels on the longest side but up to 1500 pixels is even better. Maximum size is 2Mb. Note that finalists and winners will be called upon to submit high-res & raw versions of shots if required.
If I submit images to the wrong category will I be disqualified? No, you won’t be disqualified, but your image will be judged according to the entered categories guidelines.