The third London to Brighton Veteran Car Run (LBVCR) photographic competition has been launched. Spectators at the 2008 event on Sunday 2 November will be invited to enter their favourite pictures and be in with a chance of winning some very unique prizes. The overall winner will be awarded the opportunity to take part in the 2009 LBVCR as a passenger on one of the participating veteran cars.
The 2008 LBVCR Photographic Competition is open to all members of the public to enter their pictures from the Run in one of three categories. The three categories are:
- Best LBVCR Event Image - Images capturing the essence of the event.
- Young LBVCR Photographer (16 and under) - Any images on the 2008 LBVCR by a young photographer.
- Best Mobile Camera Phone Image - Any images of the 2008 LBVCR taken on a camera phone.
The top ten images submitted in each category will be short listed and displayed in a special gallery on the LBVCR website. The ‘best of the rest’ will also be displayed on the LBVCR website in the gallery section. First Prize:
The overall winner will receive a passenger place on a veteran car on the 2009 LBVCR, with two places on the accompanying Bus Tour for their guests.Runners Up:
The two category winners not receiving the overall prize will receive two places each on the 2009 LBVCR bus tour from Hyde Park to Brighton on Sunday 2 November.Short Listed Images:
Each short listed image will receive a boxed 2008 LBVCR Enamelled badge and a LBVCR pen. (30 winners)
Last year Michael Farley from South Croydon became the 2007 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run (LBVCR) Photographer of the Year winner with an inspired image entitled ‘Brighton or Bust’ that, in the opinion of the judges, summed up the spirit of the world's longest running motoring event. Michael will be taking part in this year’s event taking to the passenger seat on one of the 554 participating vehicles. Hundreds of entries were received for the 2008 photo competition, with the under 16 category going to 14-year-old Michael Rowley of North Cheam and Christopher Bailey of Cirencester winning the Mobile Phone category.
The entry form for the 2008 LBVCR Photographic competition is available from the website
. Closing date for entries is Friday 21 November, with the winning entries announced on Monday 1 December.
The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run takes place on Sunday 2 November and is preceded by a period related auction at Bonhams London New Bond Street Salerooms on Friday 31 October and the LBVCR International Concours in London’s Regent Street on Saturday 1 November. 554 pre 1905 veteran vehicles are entered for the 2008 LBVCR, including over 120 international entries from the United States, Mexico, Canada, South Africa, Argentina, China and Europe.