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For Immediate Release



Carolyn Szczepanski

Alliance for Biking & Walking  

(816) 509-0774

[email protected] 

Alliance Announces Winners of
2011 Photo Contest 
Washington, D.C. - March 1, 2012 - The Alliance for Biking & Walking is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 People Powered Movement Photo Contest.

With three new categories in 2011 -- Women, Diversity, and Open Streets -- more than 1,700 photos were submitted from photographers across North America. After a public voting period, finalists and winners were selected by a diverse panel of judges and Alliance staff.

"To increase biking and walking, advocates need access to quality photos that convey the power and possibility of a self-propelled lifestyle," said Carolyn Szczepanski, Alliance Communications Coordinator. "The images submitted to the People Powered Movement Photo Contest will serve as a practical and inspirational resource for state and local leaders across North America."


Rachel Schell, a photographer from Spokane, WA, won the overall grand prize for "Flying" and will receive an all-expenses-paid, 10-day bike trip to Tuscany, Italy, from VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations. Liv Ames from San Jose, CA, won second place overall for her photo "Vancouver Foot Traffic," and Russell Roca of Corvallis, OR, took third place overall for his "Biking Family" image.    


Partnering with the Alliance to share these images with a wider audience, Momentum magazine is featuring winning photographs from all seven contest categories in its March/April 2012 issue


"The best and most captivating way to encourage biking and walking is to see others doing it, so the second best way is to see this in photos," said Mia Kohout, publisher of Momentum magazine. "We're excited to have the opportunity to publish such outstanding works, and we'd like to extend a special congratulations to the winners!"     


Visit to view winning photos in all categories. 


Grand Prize- Flying, Rachel Schell  


Second Place- Vancouver Foot Traffic, Liv Ames


Third Place- Biking Family, Russell Roca




About the Alliance for Biking & Walking:

The Alliance for Biking & Walking is the North American coalition of more than 200 state and local bicycle and pedestrian organizations working together to promote bicycling and walking. To learn more about the Alliance, visit 


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