Film & Photo Competition 2017


Short Film Competition

Open to amateurs. Theme: Bikes.

Closing date for entries Thursday 1st June, 12 noon

Whether you’re the next big thing in mountain bike movies, or it’s been a while since you’ve got behind a camera. If you’ve got a story to tell, or an idea in your mind, we want to hear from you!

TweedLove film comps have attracted some original ideas and high quality submissions – so keep them coming! Kids films, arty films, adrenaline films… doesn’t matter as long as it’s on theme. We’ll announce the winner at the TweedLove Bike Night, show some of the top entries (great prizes for the winners) and there might be a special extra prize for best film featuring the Tweed Valley.

Basic rules:

  • This competition is open to amateurs only. You can not enter if you make a living from film making
  • The film should be between 2.5 and 3 minutes long
  • The film name should include the title of the film followed by name, with underscore between words – e.g. follow_me_ben_smith.mp4

Send DVDs to TweedLove, c/o 1 Copperbeech Court, Cavalry Park, Peebles, Scottish Borders EH45 9BU

Digital files to

You can also submit by sending us a vimeo or Youtube link but please ensure it is downloadable



1st – Ru’s Film – Lucy Grant and Ruaridh Johnson
2nd – Splash and Dash – Luke Griffiths
3rd – Hand Built – Euan Farmer
4th – Boys On Bikes – Angus Macfarlane

Photo Competition & Exhibition

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
Exhibition runs from Thursday 8th June
Closing date for entries Monday 15th May, 12 noon

The TweedLove photo competition is back, so get your camera out and get snapping! As long as your photo is somehow related to bikes, we’re interested! Great prizes, fame and a chance to see your work hanging on the wall at the Eastgate Theatre await the winners.

Basic rules:

  • Maximum of five photos by any one entrant
  • Photos must have been taken within the last year (from the start of 2016 onwards)
  • Open to amateurs and professionals – there are two categories*
  • Photos must be A4, 300 dpi, jpg or tif, as ready to print
  • The image name should include the title of the image followed by your name, with underscore between words – e.g. tour_o_borders _Jane_Doe.jpg
  • Deadline for entry – Monday 15th May
  • All finalists will be included in the exhibition at the Eastgate Theatre
  • Winners announced at the TweedLove Bike Night on Thursday 8 June at the Eastgate

*Category definitions:
- Amateur – you have not sold any photographs, or supplied photographs to bike media
- Professional – you have sold any photographs, or supplied photographs to bike media 


Copyright is always owned by the photographer. Photographs may be used for marketing the event, and as part of the exhibition and the film night, but will not be used for other purposes without prior approval. Photographs may be used in connection with the event (ie on the website), but there will be no re-sale or commercial use of photographs. By submitting a photograph, you are consenting to it being used in connection with the event and on the website.


Send your images to
You must state whether you are entering as an amateur or professional

Now, get to work!


2016 Winners
1st – Five Million Star Hotel, Ronan Dugan

2nd – Ridgeline, Tristan Tinn

3rd – Llangolen, Keith Valentine

4th – Ben Nevis Broadside, Pete Scullion


The top 20 photos can be viewed here