Friday, October 21, 2011

Soma Anniversary Photo Contest

Soma is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year and we want to take this time to learn more about who our fans are and what they do with their Soma's.
So we are doing our first photo contest.
Fifty(50) entries of our choosing will get a copy of our 10th anniversary poster when it is printed. (We like lots of winners.) We will pick 25 or so of the ones we like best and post them on Facebook fan page for the people to vote on. Top 2 vote-getters get their choice of our handlebars, saddles, tires or racks, including our Porteur Rack worth over $100. There will also be a "staff favorite" award.
Beach in Cadiz, SpainPhoto: Joaquin Sanchez 

Photos we are looking for:

1. Photos of Soma bikes out on the roads, in the 'wild', on your city streets, or in your kitchen...(if you choose "in your kitchen", it better be a stupidly killer picture).
2. Photos of Soma handlebars on your bike (any brand). We really wanna see how you use our bars. (We also will accept photos of our racks or coffee holder in use, but that's it!)
3. Photos of your most memorable bike-related experiences of 2011. 
Looking for beautiful or unique builds, nice composition/color/subject matter/story telling, creativity and "interestingness."

STEP 1. Submit your photo to somainfo(at) by November 20, 2011, 11:59 PST. Images should be between 1200 and 2400 pixel at their longest dimension.(Deadline extended to November 27, 2011)

STEP 2: Like our Facebook Page. Go to the album "2011 Photo Contest". We'll post our top 25  photos there (as soon as we get enough entries)

STEP 3: If your photo makes it, hit up your social network to vote for your photo and other photos they like. Voting also closes November 27, 2011.

THREE entries per person maximum (Must be your own photo, duh.) Descriptions of photos would be helpful for judging.
Your full name and working email address would be helpful in tracking you down if you win something. If photos have faces of your friends in it, make sure they are OK with their faces shown in a public forum. By submitting you acknowledge you are allowing Soma Fabrications (aka The Merry Sales Co.)  to reproduce the images for promotional purposes, which include using them websites, social media pages and other outlets). Photographer retains the full rights to their images. Winners will hopefully will get their awards within 4 to 6 weeks following close of contest. Void where prohibited.

Photo: Eleanor Moseman's portrait of her Soma Saga. 
Taken in China. Copyright Eleanor Moseman

Mona Caron working on the painting for the poster. I was surprised
she doesn't work on an easel, but remember she used to
working on walls of public spaces.

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