Contest: #KriegaSideUp

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We love bikes for many reasons. We use them to get around town, to go on epic adventures or just to get out of the house. Regardless of the application, we usually have some kind of storage need while on the bike whether it be to take our laptop to work, all of our camping gear for an adventure or spare tubes and some water for a day of riding in the dirt. You know how much we love Kriega products and how important it is to keep the rubber side down and the Kriega side up. Here’s your chance to win some sweet Kriega gear.

The Contest:
We are looking for the awesomest pictures of you and your Kriega gear. It could be anything from getting your knee/elbow/head down while wearing a Hydro-3 to you jumping the Grand Canyon on your bike with your parachute stuffed into an R35 to your bike packed to the gills with US-30s, 20s and 10s.

To enter, post those photos on Instagram with the hashtags #KriegaSideUp and #RideApart. You have until 11:59 PST on March 31, 2013 to do so. We’ll create a shortlist of 12, then run a poll here on HFL on April 1, so you can decide on the winner.

The Loot:
The nice folks from Kriega have graciously offered $250 of Kriega gear from their website to the owner of the picture that wins the contest. This way you can add the missing pieces to your Kriega collection and get that extra US-10 or US Tank Bag Adaptor or Kube Pocket or Pannier Bag you’ve always wanted.

Contest Rules, Terms, and Conditions
Term: The #KriegaSideUp Contest begins March 18, 2013, and ends March 31, 2013, at 11:59am Pacific Standard Time (PST). By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older.
Who may enter:
Photographers 18 years old or older—except for individuals affiliated with Hell For Leather Media, including employees, Regents, trustees, interns, volunteers, fellows, research associates and their immediate families (children, siblings and spouses) and others living in their households—are eligible. Hell For Leather will determine winners’ eligibility.
What to enter:
Photographs must have been shot by the entrant within the past three (3) years (since January 1, 2010).
Cropped photos are eligible in all categories. We do not accept digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photos. Minor adjustments, including spotting, dodging and burning, sharpening, contrast and slight color adjustment or the digital equivalents, are acceptable. If our judges see that a photographer has obviously altered his or her photo, they reserve the right to disqualify it.
For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and provide it to Hell For Leather upon request.
Photographs that have won any other contests or have been published in magazines and newspapers (except online) are not eligible. We define winning as having won a grand prize or 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place overall. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including copyright, are not eligible.
Subject Matter:
Hell For Leather does not condone in any way any illegal activity, immoral activity, or activity that resulted in injury to yourself or others. Any entry where injury was inflicted upon any person including yourself specifically for the intentional purpose of entering this contest is not eligible. Hell For Leather encourages you to always operate your motorcycle in a safe manner and within the boundaries of the law. Hell For Leather accepts no responsibility whatsoever in connection with the activities that generate the photographic entry. Any activity related to the photo entry you undertake at your own risk.
How to enter:
Please submit photographs on-line through Instagram, hashtagged #KriegaSideUp. We do not accept photographs submitted through the mail. Submit no more than seven (7). We do not accept more than one contestant per Facebook account.
High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible. Complete a separate form for each photo submitted. Photographs must be in a .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format. Files submitted may not be larger than 2,048k (2Mb).
Hell For Leather reserves the right to disqualify contestants who are unable to submit, upon request, a high-resolution photograph of at least 300 dpi at 8 x 10 inches or an original photo negative, print or slide.
By entering the contest, entrants grant Hell For Leather a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce, and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any educational, promotional, publicity, exhibition, archival, scholarly, and all other standard Hell For Leather purposes. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. Hell For Leather will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.
Entry deadline: 
All entries must be received by 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time on March 31, 2013.
Judging will be conducted by the employees of Hell For Leather. Winning photographs and selected finalists will be published in their own online news story. Decisions of the judges will be final.
Hell For Leather judges will post the best of the incoming entries on our website .
Please do not contact us about the status of entries.
The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Hell For Leather reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. Decisions of Hell For Leather will be final.
Prizes:the winner will receive a $250 credit good only at

  • Guest

    Step right up folks! So far Wes is in the lead with that photo from this article. You can’t let that happen! ;)

  • KriegaUSA

    Step right up folks! So far Wes is in the lead with the photo from this article. And that just aint right.

    • Khuong Ngo

      He works for HellForLeather. Therefore his pic doesn’t count.

    • joe handy

      If you’d send me some Kriega gear I’d gladly take some pictures of it. Also I’d probably get hooked and feel the need to buy more.

  • Wes Siler

    We’ve gotta do that. It has nothing to do with devaluing creative contributions and everything to do with being able to use the photos on the site as part of the contest. Be a bit silly if we couldn’t show off the best photos as part of all this.

    • Paul Redican

      fair call I guess, ( I’ve had my coffee now.) sorry if that seemed a bit harsh.

      • sean macdonald

        I take it as a compliment you think we’d be able to scheme up some way to use these photos. Wes isn’t that bright and I spend most of my mental efforts trying to keep him out of trouble.

    • Jasiek Wrobel

      What about narrowing the term, so that “use the photos as part of the contest” is actually in there, rather than a broad claim to use it anywhere, anytime? There are some contests that actually use such broad claims to cheaply get rights to a library of photos. By making such broad claims a normal practice, you are helping them.

  • mugget man

    Aww, comeon! People who already have Kriega gear don’t need even more of it!

    It should be a competition for the person with the oldest & rattiest backpack to win some Kriega newness.

    • Raphael Sassi

      I just posted and realized some commonality in our choice of language. Let’s ride brother!

  • Sasha Pave

    This is considered best practice for any brand holding a contest like this. I’ve won some nice gear in similar contests and respect the brands and publications supporting the fun. So thanks HFL and Kriega!

  • Raphael Sassi

    You know who really really likes to win Kriega stuff? People who can’t already “pack to the gills” or “load down” their ride with Kreiga stuff. Is it just me or is it odd that this competition assumes as the entry fee the condition of not needing the stuff offered as the prize? I personally can pack up tonight and go moto-camping across the country, but not in Kriega style, more in a mish-mashed hobo-ed together strapped down rat’s nest of fury. I wish I was Kriega style. Oh well, it’s on the list.

    • Raphael Sassi

      How about a contest with the best picture of a rider in ‘sad clown’ make-up? I could do that.

  • Mark Desrosiers

    Good lord, I got my fill of cranky bitter old man rants for the foreseeable future.

  • yipY

    Ah,the simple innocent pleasures of motorcycling free from law’s paper tigers.It seems the rules do not apply once you enter outer space,a poor drafting of terms by an eager law intern I imagine.

  • Aaron Berg

    I have a pic of me with Jon Stewart, I’m wearing Ol’ faithful (5yr old R35) wonder if he would let me post it? hahaha

    • sean macdonald

      Wes is a dumbass and keeps forgetting to include in his tweets that you have to include Kriega stuff in the picture so 95% of the entries are inelligible. I’d risk posting it….