Irish Photo Rally

2016 Photo Rally

The 2016 Photo Rally was launched during the 2015 Awards Dinner held at the Hudson Bay Hotel on Feb 6th.

BBC Report

Gordon Adair did a feature on the Photo Rally as part of a series broadcast by Newsline during the week of the NW200.

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Basic aims of the Photographic Rally

To encourage people to get “out there” on their motorbike(s) & have some element of fun, travel & adventure. “Out there” will – ideally – be a bit off the beaten track &/or feature an unusual, historical or picturesque subject.

An interest in photography is not essential – however it just might add an additional dimension to the event.

The rally, in the context of motorcycle riding, is not competitive. Badges are awarded for photographing a preset number of locations. Special awards will be given for the best set of photos, best photo, oldest bike, smallest bike etc.

The Rules & Regulations

Be careful & do enjoy yourself – it’s about exploration and having fun.

There’s no need to pre-register; the minimum accepted entry is 12 locations for a Bronze award.

A Silver award is given for 18 – 23 locations & a Gold award for all 24 subjects.

A photograph of the nominated subject is required with your bike visible – you are encouraged to be creative.

If a pillion passenger is entered they must be clearly visible in the photograph & an additional €10 entry fee paid.

You may use as many motorcycles as you choose & visit the locations in any order; as your prejudices dictate.

The closing date for entry is Nov 11th 2015 – late entries will not be accepted; you have over 9 months!

All rules & regulations as relevant to traffic &/or trespass apply to all participants at all times.

The organizers accept no liability for damage or loss however they might arise – you take part at your own risk.

In the context of motorcycle riding the Photographic Rally is NOT competitive in any way & is NOT speed related.

Photos MUST be printed (they look a lot better in an album) & in digital format on a disc/memory stick.

Digital shots (on disc or memory stick) MUST be in JPEG format only – no PowerPoint or other complex slide show formats please. Photos are not accepted by e-mail.

Digital photographs forming your entry MUST be in a separate folder titled PHOTO RALLY ENTRY; label each photograph with your name and subject number/name. You may submit extra photographs, if you wish – in an additional folder.

Post your entry to the address on the entry form. Your entry should include:

An award presentation function will be held early in 2016 & lots of prizes will be awarded where merited.