After 5 weeks and thousands of entries we've finally got a winner for the Follow Me... Everywhere? Contest. Here's some of the crew's favorite shots. Thanks to everyone who entered and voted! Also a big thanks to Giant and Shimano for putting up the sweet prizes! And the winner is... This shot took the grand prize (A Giant Faith 0). These guys definitely understood the criteria that we were using to judge the photos - relevance, location, reproduction, exposure, funny, originality - and nailed quite a few of them.
The top 15 entries with the most "faves" made it into the finals. It was so cool to see all the creativity and time that people put into their shots. Deciding the winner was really tough - congrats to everyone who made it into the finals. Here are the top photos in each of the criteria that the crew used to judge the finalists...
There were so many entries and not everyone could make it into the finals. Here are some entries that didn't win anything but stood out as some of our favorites.
We saw some really nice use of creative camera work to create cool shots.
There were tons of riding-related shots that covered everything from shuttling, building and huge airs.
There were all kinds of unique ways to get exposure for the Follow Me logo... these two were some of the best.
Tons of drawings of the logo were submitted. This one was our favorite... could be a cool t-shirt.
A perfect pour. Fast fact... to help pay the bills, Darcy worked in an Irish Pub in his early days of being a cinematographer . He LOVES Guinness!
There were so many different ways of writing the logo. Going into the contest we never realized how well it could be replicated in a bunch of different ways.
This shot is just straight up funny. I don't know why... it just is.
There were some funny and complex Follow Me "scenes" put together. These two definitely took it to another level.
That's it - thanks again to everyone who entered. If you want to see all the entries you can check them out on Pink Bike: http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/list/?category=52&date=all