2021
Year in Sport Photo Contest

Your best photos of the year could win you a Canon PowerShot.

Throughout all the stops and starts of the year, there have been so many bright spots to be celebrated. It might not have been the year any of us planned but we sure deserve to look back and give ourselves some kudos – to celebrate every one-off trail adventure that kept you coming back for more, every personal best that inspired the next and the long-awaited return to in-person races with the community.

This year’s photo contest we’re inviting you to do that – to take a look back through your albums and show us the joyful moments that shined the brightest.

Whether they were taken two meters from your door or 2000 miles from home we want to see your best photos.

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How to Enter

Submissions are open between December 9, 2021 and December 31, 2021. Winners will be announced on our Instagram starting on Jan 31, 2022. You can enter a maximum of one photo per category. The categories are:

Portrait

From a mouth full of dirt to the post-workout zombie stare, sport leaves its mark on our faces. Show us the photos that captured sport up close and personal this year.

Off-Road

Mud. Dirt. Trail. Sand. Gravel. Grass. Snow. The softer, the messier and the further off the beaten track, the better. Show us where you went to escape this year.

Pavement

From ascending beautiful mountain switchbacks to pounding the sidewalk in pursuit of a PR we all know the feeling of testing our limits on pavement. Show us where the roads took you this year.

The Prizes

The first place winners will receive:

  • A Canon PowerShot camera
  • Strava gear

The second and third place winners will each receive:

  • Beats by Dre Wireless Headphones
  • Strava gear

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The Judges

We’re really excited to have an incredible panel of photographers choosing the winners this year. The judging lineup is:

Kei Tsuji

Japanese cyclist and photographer, specializing in outdoor activities like fishing, running and road cycling photography at international events like the Tour de France.

Jojo Harper

National Geographic award-winning photographer specializing in visual storytelling from within the pro peloton.

Alexis Berg

Paris-based photographer specializing in trail running and mountain sports photography.

Jason Suarez

New York-based, Olympic photographer who captures elite runners around the world.

David Jaewon Oh

Seattle-based photographer whose expertise is in capturing culture and questioning gender normatives in sports including endurance sports, combat sports, roller derby and soccer. His works are often focused on communities and their shared joy within endurance sports.

Aisha McAdams

A documentary photographer based in Boston. Her work is driven by the stories found within the sport to create a journal about the human experience.

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Get Inspired

Looking for inspiration? Check out our winning photos from last year.

Entry Criteria

  • Entrant must be 18 years or older
  • Photographs must have been shot by the entrant on or after Jan 1, 2021
  • Entrant must have a Strava profile
  • Entrant must have full copyright rights to all photos submitted
  • Entrant must be a legal resident in one of the following countries: the United Kingdom; the Republic of Ireland; Germany; France; Austria; Switzerland; the United States, excluding Rhode Island; the Netherlands; Canada, excluding Quebec; Japan; Australia; or New Zealand

Read the official rules.

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