BQ Photo Contest Finalists

The results are in: Hundreds of photos from all over the world were entered in the BQ Photo Contest. It was fun to see so many different photos – in style and subject – and it was difficult to selected eight finalists. Many great photos didn’t make the cut.

Here are the ones we selected – now it’s up to you to vote for the winner, who will receive a $ 200 gift certificate from Rene Herse Cycles. All finalists will get a one-year subscription to Bicycle Quarterly, and their photos and associated stories will be published in the magazine.

So here they are, in random order, with Photo 1 above. Please vote for your favorite at the bottom of the post!

Photo 2

Photo 3

Photo 4

Photo 5

Photo 6

Photo 7

Photo 8

To vote, just select your favorite photo and click ‘Vote’ at the bottom of the post before October 31. We’ll announce the winner on November 4. For U.S. citizens, don’t forget to vote in the ‘other’ election, too!

8 Responses to BQ Photo Contest Finalists

  1. marmotte27 October 26, 2020 at 10:47 am #

    Couldn’t decide, so nicest bike wins: N°4. Also, I like the Die Nibelungen atmosphere (by Fritz Lang).

    • Jan Heine October 26, 2020 at 11:13 am #

      Please register your vote in the poll. That way, it’s tabulated automatically, and you can see the results so far. If the poll doesn’t show, please try in a different browser – there are some cookie settings that prevent people from voting multiple times that can trip up your browser.

      • scottg October 28, 2020 at 3:38 pm #

        In Firefox, turning “Enhanced Tracking Protection” off,
        allowed the “Vote” button & enumerated Pictures to appear.

  2. Bill Chronister October 26, 2020 at 12:58 pm #

    All were nice photos.

    I preferred and selected Number 2, as it speaks to me what I like about cycling – the opportunity to see up close what is missed in driving, be it flora or fauna, and the local terrains. It is the smaller things you see, as well as the feel of the ride.

  3. John Clay October 26, 2020 at 1:55 pm #

    I think that the pure, motive essence of bicycle and road, the juxtaposition of a perfect man made object and an artistically idealized natural setting, and the effervescent contrast of the red frame vs. earthy tones, all bathed by a perfect blue sky and punctuated by the rows of green trees make #6 incomparable.

  4. Smiley October 27, 2020 at 11:47 am #

    I can really see myself on that ride

  5. Jeff Kw October 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm #

    Is there supposed to be a voting mechanism in this post? If so, where?

    • Jan Heine October 28, 2020 at 5:51 pm #

      Some browsers and some security settings disable the voting. Sorry about that! Try a different browser…