The 2022 edition of The Mark Gunter Photo Awards opened just eight days ago, and the images have been incredible. It seems cliché to say this, but each year the awards go on, the standard of images reaches new heights.
This year’s competition will be judged by an extended group of talented art professionals and cycling photographers – Antonio Colombo, Susanna Brown, Veronique Rolland, James Startt, and Sean Hardy. The five of them will choose who’ll take the honours and amazing prizes on offer.
Now in its seventh year, Rouleur has joined forces as a proud partner to promote the awards. Rouleur has forged its reputation with a history of strong photography, and linking up with the awards is a natural connection. As a result, for the first time ever, a selection of winning images will come to life in print in upcoming issues of Rouleur magazine. Others will also be on display at the annual Rouleur Live event in London. Needless to say, it’s an exciting new chapter for the awards.
Every single entry is making a difference – in more ways than one. The images undoubtedly bring light, joy and inspiration, but the entry fee also goes towards two causes — cancer research with Tour de Cure and Young Cyclist Assistance.
Make sure you’re keeping up to speed with the awards by following Rouleur and Mark Gunter on Instagram, and by using the hashtag: #MarkGunterPhotoawards2022
Entry into the fiercely-contested professional category is reserved for those who earn a significant income from the their cycling photography.
Jeff Van der Stucken @jeffvsphoto
An artists impression almost — our first cover image by Jeff Van der Stucken in the Professional category: “A fan of Belgian Cyclocross races through a walnut grove in Dixon California.”
Wout Beel @woutbeel
“One of Remco’s main goals has always been Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Can’t believe I just won this Monument.”
Alen Milavec @alenmilavec
“This photo shows Tadej Pogačar at the finish line when he attacked. It was a long finish line and I got higher up to capture the panning shot with the telephoto lens.”
Gareth Quinn @mightyquinnphotos
“The first stage of the 2022 Corsa Rosa in Hungary came down to a battle between Mathieu van der Poel, Biniam Girmay and Caleb Ewan. Ewan crashed and Van der Poel bettered Girmay in the last metres. Van der Poel was awarded his first maglia rosa. Girmay would get his revenge a few days later…”
Thomas Maheux @thomas_maheux