Online voting is now open for the 2011 People Powered Movement Photo Contest.

Presented by the Alliance for Biking & Walking, the contest has received more than 1,500 photo submissions from participants across the continent. Now the public can help decide who will win an all-expenses-paid biking or walking trip to Italy and a host of other prizes.

The second People Powered Movement Photo Contest aims to both celebrate the beauty and energy of active transportation and continue to build an online library of high-quality images that can be used by bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations across North America.

Starting today and running through November 30th, members of the public are invited to vote for their favorite photos on the contest website. Each participant can vote for up to 10 photos in each of the seven contest categories.

Once the public vote has nominated the contest finalists, a panel of expert and advocate judges from across the continent will then determine the winners.

The overall grand prize is an all-expenses-paid, 10-day biking or walking trip to Italy, from VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations. Additional prizes include, a new bicycle from PUBLIC Bikes; bags from Ortlieb; lights from Planet Bike: gear from Fyxation; helmets from Bern. All first-place photos will also be featured in a 2012 issue of Momentum magazine.

To view the photos and cast your vote, visit