Well... In short, the 2015 ride to cheese contest ended without an announced winner. This was understandable due to John's accident
2016 went by, with no riding contest at all.
This year, I'd like to propose the following contest since none has been spoken of yet.
2017 Picture Contest!
What I have in mind, is that I (since I'm suggesting the contest) will announce a place, object or person to take a picture with. Picture must include your ride (of course)!
I will announce on Monday's, what the picture of your ride is to include in a new thread. For example, the week of April 3rd, the pic must be of your ride and a water tower.
Each picture contest will run from that Monday to the following Sunday.
This will be a solo contest. Each rider can find their own time over the course of the week, to get the picture taken.
That picture will need to be included in that weeks thread only, to count for the contest.
Each week, a new goal picture. I'm planing on running the contest from April 3rd to the end of November.
What I'd like to ask, is that any rider that wants to participate in the contest, to donate perhaps $5. One time only, for the entire contest.
I don't want to wait until the Winter Blues get together at the Blue Spoon to hold a raffle to pay for the prizes. I'd like to have the prizes ready.
EDITED: Instead of paying to play, I'm going to offer an alternative. No one pays to play. We will still hold a raffle in January of 2018 for prizes to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
What's the prize you ask?
Well, in each weeks picture gallery, I'd like the Wisconsin board to vote on the BEST photo of that week. Then, at the end of the contest, have a poll on the top 12 photos of the contest.
Can you see where this is going?
I'd like to have professionally made, a 2018 Wisconsin Riders calendar!!!
If we raise a few dollars, then the top 3 winners (most photo's submitted for the contest) will get their calendar for FREE!
If there is a lot of interest, perhaps the top 5, 7, 10 winners will get their calendar for FREE!
EDITED: The winners of this contest, besides the 1st thru 3rd, are going to be the 12 riders that will have their bikes featured in the 2018 calendar. How about that instead?
And of course, I will take a one time order with a stated price per calendar, for those that wish to buy one. The more that are printed at once, the cheaper they will be.
Since I'm proposing this riding contest, I will be exempt from being a winner
. BUT..... I would be willing to run this contest, track the weeks results, archive the top photo's and have the calendars made.
So...... What do you think?
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