GET CREATIVE FOR THE TOUR DE YORKSHIRE
Schools, community groups, businesses and landowners are being encouraged to think big and get creative with the launch of the Tour de Yorkshire Land Art and Best Dressed competitions!
The Land Art competition recognises the efforts of those people who create the giant artworks which line the route each year. These stunning pieces are now a key feature of the race and include a whole host of wacky and wonderful creations. Last year’s winning design for instance, featured a winking goose and turkey riding 70s Chopper bikes which was painted onto a field near the Côte de Goose Eye climb!
The Best Dressed competition meanwhile, honours the communities and individuals that go the extra mile to celebrate the race. This competition is split into four categories: Best Dressed Village, Best Dressed Town, Best Dressed Host Location and Spirit of Le Tour.
The Best Dressed awards will be given to locations with the most spectacular and eye-catching decorations. The Spirit of Le Tour award will recognise an individual, community or business which has gone above and beyond to fully embrace the essence of the Tour de Yorkshire in a unique way.
A new-and-improved online entry process has been developed for both competitions this year, making it easy to get involved. Full details of how to enter can be found at letouryorkshire.com/competitions
Entries will be taken until midnight on Sunday 26 April, although it is strongly advised to get any submissions in as soon as possible so Welcome to Yorkshire can inform the TV producers and commentators, therefore maximising the chances of them getting picked up by the cameras during the four days of racing (Thursday 30 April – Sunday 3 May).
After the Tour has concluded, a shortlist of the best entries in each category will be drawn up and put to a public vote. The winners will then be invited to the Welcome to Yorkshire headquarters in Leeds to receive some special commemorative prizes