The AMB Photo Awards presented by Shimano are back for 2019 and bigger than ever! We have had a huge response in 2017 and 2018, and in 2019 we want to engage with more riders around the world so that photos submitted, no matter where they are shot, fuel the stoke for a mountain biker globally.

 

There will be four categories, each linked to a hashtag. Each will have a winner, first and second place as voted by you from a short list our judges create. The overall winner for the most complete portfolio, selected by a judging panel. From the submissions of a whole portfolio across the four categores, will also select a local up and comer, an Australian photographer yet to land some major shoots. They will win a paid gig on a major destination shoot with the AMB crew.

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Categories

#joyofMTB

Mountain biking is fun, and mountain biking is joyous. A good ride leaves a smile on your face either from the trails, the buzz, the challenges met or the friends you experienced it with. An entry into this category needs to show the joy that mountain biking brings – either to a rider, a group of friends or a larger audience.

#betweenthetape

It has been at least a decade since mountain biking was lead by racing. But competitiveness lies in just about all of us. A Strava run is one thing, but having a number on your bars and pitting yourself against the clock, the trail, or your competitors changes the mountain bike experience.

 

Senses are heightened and emotions run to the extreme. This category needs to capture the racing experience. Commitment, risk, reward, dedication – the scope is wide. Whether it's riders going bar-to-bar in a local club XCO race or a leading Enduro rider letting it all hang out, the category is broad but needs to show the passion and commitment that racing requires.

#adventurebyMTB

Away from racing, mountain biking is about adventure. And adventure can only have a personal definition. Your adventure might be riding new lines at a bike park, another rider might define adventure as a multi-day bikepacking trip into the Yukon wilderness. We don't really care, but we want to see photos that show riders getting out there and experiencing the great outdoors. We have a whole world to explore by bike, so whatever location you are shooting in, make sure we can see why it is special and why it is an adventure.

#womeninAMB

We have a lot of women who are part of what you read and view in AMB. But we don't feel like the photo awards have done that justice. So whether you're shooting the women you ride with, the women who ride and race that inspire you – or you're the woman behind the lens, this category is one we want to see explode.

#joyofMTB

Mountain biking is fun, and mountain biking is joyous. A good ride leaves a smile on your face either from the trails, the buzz, the challenges met or the friends you experienced it with. An entry into this category needs to show the joy that mountain biking brings – either to a rider, a group of friends or a larger audience.

#betweenthetape

It has been at least a decade since mountain biking was lead by racing. But competitiveness lies in just about all of us. A Strava run is one thing, but having a number on your bars and pitting yourself against the clock, the trail, or your competitors changes the mountain bike experience.

 

Senses are heightened and emotions run to the extreme. This category needs to capture the racing experience. Commitment, risk, reward, dedication – the scope is wide. Whether it's riders going bar-to-bar in a local club XCO race or a leading Enduro rider letting it all hang out, the category is broad but needs to show the passion and commitment that racing requires.

#adventurebyMTB

Away from racing, mountain biking is about adventure. And adventure can only have a personal definition. Your adventure might be riding new lines at a bike park, another rider might define adventure as a multi-day bikepacking trip into the Yukon wilderness. We don't really care, but we want to see photos that show riders getting out there and experiencing the great outdoors. We have a whole world to explore by bike, so whatever location you are shooting in, make sure we can see why it is special and why it is an adventure.

#womeninAMB

We have a lot of women who are part of what you read and view in AMB. But we don't feel like the photo awards have done that justice. So whether you're shooting the women you ride with, the women who ride and race that inspire you – or you're the woman behind the lens, this category is one we want to see explode.

Individual Categories Prizes 1st$300 + Shimano Pedals 2nd$125 3rd$75

Photographer of the Year

There can only be one overall winner who earns the title of AMB Photographer of the Year. To be in contention you need to submit an image for each category. This category will be judged by our panel of judges.

The AMB Photographer of the Year will have their images featured in Issue #178 of AMB (the Photo Issue) and will win….

$3000 + A SHIMANO XTR M9100 GROUP SET

Local Shooter

We want to recognise Australian-based photographers with talent to burn, but who might not have made a big impression across mountain bike media.

Enter as you would for the AMB Photographer of the Year, but select this option.

The winner will be judged by our panel, and will be paid to come and shoot a major feature with us, and Shimano will award them a Shimano Deore XT group set as well!

Meet the judges

F.A.Q’S

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