Over the Fence 2012

by Tim Whittington |

Last year we ran our Over the Fence photo contest for those of you taking pictures from the spectator areas. As the 2011 winner, Steve White, joins the RallycrossWorld.com trackside this weekend, we are relaunching the contest for the 2012 season. The rules are quite simple; no-one who is working trackside or as accredited media can take part, we want pictures taken by fans from the spectator areas, hence the name ‘Over the Fence’. The technical details are at the bottom of this story.

Why not have a go? Steve White had been using an SLR digital camera for less than a year when he bagged his winning pic of Marcus Grönholm two-wheeling at Lydden last year. Runners up Johan Hendrickx and Wojciech Sobiecki were also surprised, but pleased at having their pictures selected.

As well as producing a photo essay from the Monster Energy International Rallycross Festival, White received an additional prize from us this weekend. The winning shot shows Marcus Grönholm in a Best Buy Fiesta and OMSE team boss Andreas Eriksson presented White with a framed copy of his photo, autographed by Grönholm this morning. “I’d thought that I would get a copy of the picture printed in case I ever went to an event where Grönholm was racing, and that I would try and get him to sign it, so this great and totally unexpected,” said White.




Here is your chance to show your own pictures on RallycrossWorld.com. Our ‘Over the fence’ feature will run within the ‘Photo stars’ section, but is not open to anyone who is accredited or signed-on to work trackside – we want to see the best of the pictures taken from the spectator areas and your view of what goes on in the paddock and areas around the track. You can send pictures from any Rallycross event run in 2012 and may submit a maximum of twelve photos from each event you attend, although we may publish fewer. Please send your pics as JPG files, not smaller than 800 x 550 pix @ 72dpi and without any watermarks or copyright credits on the image. And currently no vertical format pics please! Each published picture will be credited in usual style [© yourname/RallycrossWorld.com] so make sure you tell us your real name! For the caption we need the name of the leading driver shown, make and model of the car as well as the date and venue of the event. At the end of the year we will assemble a judging panel to select the best pictures of 2012 and come up with suitable prizes. Please note: If the pictures received do not follow the above mentioned requirements they cannot be published. By sending your pictures you fully agree that RallycrossWorld.com can use the image without limit on our website as well as for the Rallycross World magazine, without payment of any fees and that you will, if requested, supply higher resolution copies if we want to feature selected pictures in our magazine. By submitting or having images published, you may not claim to be a contributor to RallycrossWorld.com or Rallycross World magazine. Click here to send your pics: Over the fence

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