Brompton Bicycle has launched a photo competition encouraging people who cycle to share images of lesser-known parts of their city – and offering them the chance to win a bike.
The #MyUnseenCity Instagram competition coincides with the launch of the new Black Edition Brompton, following on from a film competition of the same name in 2015.
Instagram users are being judged by an international panel, including Instagram superstar Dave Burt (@London), Rich McCor (@paperboyo), who photographs his cut paper shapes interacting with city skylines, sculptures and buildings, and Raquel Sánchez Silva (@raquelsanchezsilva).
Brompton’s CEO, Will Butler-Adams OBE said: “We live in cities full of history, art, architecture and life, yet most people ignore this and choose to disappear underground or lock themselves in an insulated and air conditioned box to get across their cities.
“Through the #MyUnseenCity photography competition we want to remind ourselves what we have on our doorstep and encourage others to get on their bike and explore their city!”
The winner will be announced by the end of January. Some users have got a head start. That doesn’t mean it’s a done deal, though. Maybe you can out snap these guys.
Chasing murals in East Harlem. #eastharlem #elbarrio #harlem #spanishharlem #mural #nyc #streetart #newyorkcity #newyork #manhattan #brompton #brommie #bicycle #bike #foldingbike #instanyc #madeforcities #myunseencity #bromptonblackedition #h6l #dosalas #art #community #donpedroalbizucampos #igersnyc #bromptonbike
Or this one...
Or this one, from Thailand...
Or Brompton Bicycles Hong Kong. They're probably not allowed to win it.
The overall winner will get a Brompton Black Edition bike, with second place winning a Brompton Game Bag and matching Ipad case, and third place receiving £50 of photography vouchers.