August 25, 2008

"The Mountain Life" Photo Contest Announced

One lucky shutter bug will win a brand new deck. Will it be you?

Venture Snowboards is sponsoring a season-long series of photo competitions this winter with the theme "The Mountain Life." Anything goes - lifestyle, action, scenic, humor... as long as it reflects life in the mountains. So get creative and capture the essence of the mountain life. Extra credit given for shots that include a Venture snowboard!

First tier competitions will take place monthly from September 2008 through March 2009, with t-shirts and other Venture swag as prizes. Monthly winners will be entered into a second tier competition, to be judged in early April. The grand prize for the second tier contest is a brand spanking new Venture snowboard.

The nitty gritty on the competition:
  • Submissions are limited to one photo per person per month.
  • Monthly submission deadlines are as follows: 9/30/08, 10/31/08, 11/30/08, 12/31/08, 1/31/09, 2/28/09, 3/31/09. Submissions received after these dates will roll over into the next month's competition.
  • Results of monthly competitions will be posted on the Venture Snowboards blog early the following month.
  • Winning photos will be displayed on the Venture Snowboards website and blog.
  • First tier winners will receive Venture t-shirts and other swag as prizes.
  • Second tier winner will be announced in early April.
  • Second tier winner will receive a new Venture snowboard (splitboards excluded).
  • Only original photography will be accepted.
  • Employees of Venture Snowboards are ineligible.
  • No purchase is necessary.
  • This contest is void where prohibited.
  • By entering the contest, entrant grants Venture Snowboards perpetual, nonexclusive rights to the photo.
  • Entries will be judged by a panel selected by Venture Snowboards and all decisions are final.

Here's how to enter:
  • Email your submission to, with the words "Photo Contest" in the subject line.
  • Include the following information in the body of your email: Full name, daytime and evening phone numbers, mailing address, description of photo, name(s) of subject(s), and location.
  • Photos must be jpg or tif files, no larger than 2 MB. Please name your file using the following convention: yourfirstname_yourlastname_submissionmonth.jpg.
  • Incomplete entries will not be judged.
Now grab that camera and get snapping!

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