Competition : Christmas Strength-Training Photos

Have fun, and good luck.

Preparing for the annual Santa Fun Run, GuernseyLast year I noticed a number of great photos featuring people hoisting iron whilst wearing santa suits, hats or simply red outfits. This year it's time to formalise things a little with a competition. The rules are simple :

  1. Put on a christmas hat, red outfit or a full-blown santa suit; and photograph yourself (or get a friend to do it) whilst lifting weights, running a marathon or anything else that falls under the umbrella of 'working out'.
  2. Upload your photo(s) to Flickr. If you haven't already got an account, don't worry - they're free.
  3. Join the Straight to the Bar Flickr Group and add the photo(s).

That's all there is to it. The writers here will choose 10 of their favourites, which will appear on the site during December 2007. The #1 choice will also receive a number of mystery prizes - all available via direct download, so you'll get them straight away.

As for time, we'll be making the final choice on December 20th. Of course, you're more than welcome to continue adding photos to the group after this time.

Have fun, and good luck.

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