The NO NAME Photo Contest presented by Leica and MAKE RUNNING, launched alongside the inaugural year of TSP DIY, invited photographers to submit under the banner of the event’s “NO SPECTATORS” ethos. Photographers could be located anywhere in the world, with any or no proximity to TSP DIY runners or participants – they simply needed to capture what it looked like to not be a spectator:
"This looks like action. It feels like community. It shows up in vast landscapes and close-ups of emotion. It’s a struggle, a journey, a celebration.”
A handpicked jury selected two winning photos from hundreds of submissions from more than 30 countries. Members of the esteemed jury were:
Inas Fayed [Editor-in-chief of LFI Magazine]
Vasha Nai [Co-Founder of UNDO-Ordinary Magazine]
Josephus Lyles [Professional adidas 400m Athlete]
Nils Arend [Co-Founder of The Speed Project]
And the audience winner was chosen from a shortlist of 32 photos. After 5 rounds of online voting, the winner was determined.
Each of the winning three photographers won a Leica D-Lux 7 camera and a pair of Master & Dynamic x Leica MW65 headphones. Each winning photograph was also featured in MAKE RUNNING ISSUE #03 as a high-gloss large format postcard, along with an audio interview with each photographer on their capture.
The winners of the NO NAME Photo Contest:
Jury Winner: Keith Montero Instagram
Jury Winner: Eric Tolentino Instagram
Audience Winner: Alif Ghifari Instagram
From MAKE RUNNING:
"The NO NAME Photo Contest was such a celebration of the running community and beyond, in a time when so many were seeking connection. Just as we designed TSP DIY to be an inclusive but challenging event, we tried to carry that spirit over to the photo contest, from the call for submissions through the audience vote.
The winners were each from different continents; one was embedded with a competitive team, the others were apart from the event altogether. They embraced and expanded the spirit of NO SPECTATORS.”
To find out when (and if?) the next NO NAME Photo Contest launches, follow MAKE RUNNING
TSP DIY will return on September 4, 2021. Registration is now open.