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:
- your printed photographs. Each photograph should be labeled with your name and subject number/name
- your photographs on a CD/DVD/memory-stick in JPEG fromat; you may submit as many photos as you like but those that form your photo entry should be in a separate folder titled PHOTO RALLY ENTRY
- a completed and signed entry form
- the €10 (per entrant) registration fee. You may pay the fee by PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org or by cheque – crossed and payable to “Irish Photo Rally”
An award presentation function will be held early in 2016 & lots of prizes will be awarded where merited.