Category Archives: Be in My Calendar Competition

Nov 24th: Be in My (2014) Calendar – Round-up

So, with Climbing 2014 shipping it’s time to round-up the 2013 ‘Be in My Calendar’ competition that was run on UKClimbing. This year the winner was David Kirsfelds and the three runners up were Luke Owens, Char and Owain Atkins.

This year we stayed in the Pennines for a day of classic grit for the photo-shoot with David. Whilst I know the Pennines pretty well and it was pretty easy to short-list a number of routes to go out and shoot, it did pose a challenge – how to shoot classic routes which have been photographed many times before.

There’s a write-up for the day and my thoughts on shooting the classics here

And finally, here’s a gallery of my favourite images from the day as well…

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Aug 12th: Be in my 2014 Calendar Competition

Oh yeah, it’s calendar comp time again as eagle-eyed UKClimbing followers have already seen. The competition went live today and entries started flooding into my inbox almost immediately…

Climbing:2014  will be my tenth calendar and as with previous ‘Be in my Calendar’ competitions the winner will be chosen from UKC-followers and will plug straight into the spot-light on the UKClimbing page in Climbing:2014.

The five previous winners have been snapped making some great shapes on some of great routes in some great locations. Last year’s winner, Becky Lounds, got involved with Pull my Daisy and German School Girl in the Llanberis slate quarries. Craig Bailey (2012) and Ally Smith (2010) both featured on the fine Llangollen area limestone crags whilst Liam Lonsdale (2011) and Rachael Crewe (2009) were captured at St Bees and Stoney Middleton respectively. Both Becky and Liam went front cover in their respective years too.

If you’re not familiar with the competition, UKClimbing, alongside some of the biggest names in the UK climbing business, are sponsoring a page in my UK-centric climbing calendar, Climbing:2014, and I’m looking for a keen climber to be photographed in a special photo shoot for the UKC page.

The comp is as simple as it comes.

You need to be…

YOU need to be an experienced rock climber capable of leading rock routes of V Diff upwards. You must be available mid to late August for the photo shoot and will bring a sac of kit and a mate along to climb with.

Here’s the Deal…

  1. The winner (in addition to appearing on the UKC page in the calendar…) will also get a complementary 18×12” poster print (of a photo of their choice) from the photo shoot as well as a copy of Climbing:2014
  2. The winner’s mate will also get a copy of Climbing:2014
  3. A selection of images from the day will be published in a gallery on UKClimbing and/or KeithSharplesPhotography in a write-up of the day
  4. Further copies of Climbing:2014 will also go out to the three runners up

Closing date…

Midnight on Sunday 18th August 2013.

Here’s the questions…

  1. What was the first year that Keith Sharples Photography published a climbing calendar: a) 2003 b) 2004 c) 2005
  2. Shauna Coxsey has hit a purple patch in the bouldering comps. How many years has she won at Cliffhanger? a) one b) two c) three
  3. Steve McClure is never far from being in the news for cranking the hardest routes around. What is the name of his latest super route at Malham? a) Bat Route Extension b) Batman c) Robin

To enter the comp get along to UKClimbing and complete the on-line entry form. All you need to do then is keep your phone fully charged and wait a call from me after the closing date. Here a link to the UKC page with the comp entry form…

http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=5711

Best of luck – and hopefully see you soon. Meanwhile, here’s a couple of shots used of Becky in last year’s calendar plus a link to the photo shoot… http://www.keithsharplesphotography.co.uk/?page_id=578

 

 

 

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Belay Bunny Turned Bad wins the fifth ‘Be in My Calendar’ Competion

The fifth ‘Be in My Calendar’ Competition went live on UKClimbing portal back in the summer and the emails started coming in straight away…

Belay Bunny Turned Bad, a.k.a. Becky Lounds was the winner and she brought Tim, her husband, along for the photo shoot in Llanberis Pass.

For the full story behind the day’s activities click through here and see the gallery below…

Becky Lounds starting up the slate classic, Pull My Daisy (E2 5c)Becky Lounds well into her stride on Pull My Daisy (E2 5c)Becky Lounds putting on the style on Pull My Daisy (E2 5c)Becky Lounds on the tough initial moves on German Schoolgirl (E2 5c)Becky Lounds settling into the middle section on German Schoolgirl (E2 5c)Becky Lounds well into the groove on German Schoolgirl (E2 5c)Becky Lounds pulling through the final moves on German Schoolgirl (E2 5c)Tim Lounds getting involved with Manatese (E4 6a)Tim Lounds pulling the steep mid-section on Manatese (E4 6a)Tim Lounds scoping-out the final section of Manatese (E4 6a)Tim Lounds heading for home on Manatese (E4 6a)Llanberris Pass from the slate quarriesTim Lounds sans Fear of a Slopey Planet (Font 7a)Llanberris Pass from Llyn Peris

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July 12th: Be in My 2013 Calendar Competition…

There’s now less than 24hours left to enter the ‘Be in My 2013 Calendar Competition’ so if you fancy being in with a chance at a money can’t buy prize then you’d better be flippin’ quick!

If you’re not familiar with the competition, UKClimbing, alongside some of the biggest names in the UK climbing business, are sponsoring a page in my UK-centric climbing calendar, Climbing:2013, and I’m looking for a keen climber to be photographed in a special photo shoot for the UKC page. It is a prize that, as copy writers would say, money can’t buy.

It’s the fifth consecutive Be in My Calendar Comp that has been run in conjunction with UKC and it’s proving to be even more popular than ever. The four previous winners have been snapped making some great shapes on some of great routes. Craig Bailey (2012) and Ally Smith (2010) both featured on the fine Llangollen area limestone crags whilst Liam Lonsdale (2011) and Rachael Crewe (2009) were captured at St Bees and Stoney Middleton respectively.

Here’s a quick gallery of the previous winners in action…

 

2009 Calendar Comp winner Rachael Crewe climbing Froth at Stoney2010 Calendar Comp winner Alley Smith climbing Digitron at Craig Arthur2011 Calendar Comp winner Liam Lonsdale climbing Dreaming of Red Rocks at St Bees2012 Calendar Comp winner Craig Bailey climbing Climb High at Dinbren

 

Here’s the detail…

Need to be…

YOU need to be an experienced rock climber capable of leading rock routes of V Diff upwards. You must be available late July to early August for the photo shoot and will bring a sac of kit and a mate along to climb with.

Here’s the Deal…

  1. The winner (in addition to appearing on the UKC page in the calendar…) will also get a complementary 18×12” poster print (of a photo of their choice) from the photo shoot as well as a copy of Climbing:2013
  2. The winner’s mate will also get a copy of Climbing:2013
  3. A selection of images from the day will be published in a gallery on UKClimbing and/or KeithSharplesPhotography in a write-up of the day
  4. Further copies of Climbing:2013 will also got out to the three runners’

Closing date…

Midnight on Friday 13th July 2012.

Here’s the questions…

  1. Which uber wad did Keith photography recently for Climbing 2012: a) Adam Ondra b) Dave Graham c) Chris Sharma
  2. Which ‘wide-boy’ recently notched-up a monster USA tick-list AND appeared in Climbing 2012 a) Tom Hanks b) Tom Randall c) Pete Whittaker
  3. Which ex-pat Brit recently notched up the first ascent of a monster roof climb onMalta: a) Stevie Haston b) Stevie Wonder c) Steve McClure

Here’s what to do…

Entry to the comp is via the UKC pages. Click through this link and follow the instructions… http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=4756

T&Cs (a.k.a. Terms and Conditions)…

You:

  • must lead routes of VD standard or harder on outdoor crags on a regular basis and your mate must also be a competent climber and belayer
  • and your mate will provide all your own climbing kit and take sole responsibility for your actions when climbing during the photo shoot and will travel to and from the photo shoot at your own expense
  • must agree to a suitable location from those suggested by Keith
  • must be at least 18 years old
  • agree that images from the photo shoot can be published
  • accept that the image selected will be chosen by Keith in consultation with UKClimbing and that their decision is final
  • accept the inclusion of another/substitute climber in the calendar if a mutually acceptable venue or time for the photo shoot cannot be established for whatever reason
  • accept that no compensation or substitute prize, including cash alternative, will be provided in lieu
  • agree by entering the competition that you have read, understood and accept the competition rules
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