The snow is coming, we can feel it! We can see the snow line dropping down everyday!!!!! How Exciting!!!! It's also time to shop for new winter gear maybe even a new pair of skis! Who has never dreamt about designing their own skis?!? Here's an opportunity!
Last week, G3 Launched their 3rd annual Skigraphik contest.
You can also post your vote for your favorite skis if you are not much of an artist. Here's the leading design of the first round by Ben Jepson!
Following is the press release about the contest! Find all the details on the G3 Website
Good luck to all contestants!
"This ski season, G3, manufacturer of industry-leading gear for backcountry and sidecountry
skiing, will give skiers not one but four chances to see their graphics atop a pair of limited-
edition G3 skis. And, down the road, one graphic may be incorporated into the G3 line moving
Launching its 2011 Skigraphiks Contest this week, G3 will run four separate contests in concert
with four partners - online retailers Backcountry.com, MountainGear.com and BentGate.com,
as well as Backcountry Magazine online. Here’s how it works: Each month, skiers can submit
their designs at www.g3skigraphiks.com, the public gets to vote on them, and the winner each
month will get a pair of G3 skis with their graphic on the topsheet – inside of 90 days.
In addition, during the first three months, the skis will be available on a limited basis to the
public. Each online retailer affiliated with each respective month’s contest will take pre-orders
for that particular limited-edition ski during the two weeks immediately after a winner is
named. The skis will be delivered to anyone who buys it within 30 days of the close of ordering.
“When you boil it down, skiing is all about fun, and skis are fun, so we thought it was a natural
evolution to see how skiers could take the fun to the next level by spicing things up with
graphics from skiers, who we think are generally fairly creative types,” said Oliver Steffen,
President of G3. “And there’s an immediate gratification to this contest in that people don’t
have to wait till next ski season to see the results – the winners will be able to ski on their
creations this winter season.”
This is the third year of G3’s Skigraphiks contest, and each year the company gets more
submissions. Last year’s winner, Andrew Dye of Vancouver, B.C., will have his ski graphics
appear on the 2011/2012 G3 Tonic, which will debut at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer and SIA
trade shows this January.
The contest in affiliation with Backcountry.com started Oct. 15 and will run until Nov. 14, when
a winner will be chosen. From Nov. 15 to Dec. 14, G3 will run a second contest in affiliation
with MountainGear.com. A third contest in affiliation with BentGate.com will run from Dec.
15 to Jan. 14. And a final contest will run from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15 in affiliation with Backcountry
Magazine, via the publication’s web site. Affiliates will promote the contest on their web site
and link traffic to the contest page on G3’s web site.
Winners of each contest will have their graphics used on a current ski from the G3 line. The
graphics from the winner of the Backcountry.com contest will be used on the Manhattan, the
MountainGear.com contest of the Tonic, the BentGate.com contest on the Fever, and the
Backcountry Magazine contest the Zen Oxide. On all contests, G3’s logo must be used in the
design. In the three contests affiliated with the online retailers, their logo must also be used in
the respective contest that they are sponsoring.
At the end of the contest, one of the designs will be chosen as Grand Prize winner by G3. In
addition to skis, that artist will win a quiver of G3 gear, including their choice of telemark or
alpine-touring bindings, as well as an AviTech shovel, Carbon probe, Alpinist climbing skins, a
Bonesaw and G3 ski bag."