The winning images will be those which most inspire admiration for the British Motorcycle and the British Motorcycle industry. At the free open day, Museum Director James Hewing plus a leading 'classic' magazine editor and one of the star guests from the world of motorcycle racing will judge the photos and announce the winners. Shortlisted entries will be displayed at the Museum prior to final judging.
First prize will be a weekend break at a UK Best Western hotel. Runners-up will receive a free visit to the Museum for up to five people, including a personal VIP guided tour and lunch at the Museum Restaurant.
Each image must specify the make and model of British machine featured as well as the photographer's name and location where the image was taken. Both professional and budding photographers are invited to contribute with copyright of all material submitted being granted to the National Motorcycle Museum.
Contributions are invited by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post from the following age groups and in the following categories:
There will be three age groups – under 12s, 12-18 year olds and over 18s - and three categories: Best or most unusual location, Best or most unusual subject matter and Humurous.
The National Motorcycle Museum is also running a pop-up art gallery; ‘A Celebration of the Motorcycle’ which opens on July 1 2014. The gallery will feature a variety of works from different specialisms, including sculptures, paintings, photographs and alternative media art. The gallery will be held in the foyer at the museum, for visitors to view at no extra cost, until the 30th anniversary free open day on Saturday November 1 2014.