October 12, 2009

Venture & POW Snowboard Art Competition

Design your own snowboard graphic and help the environment too!

In cooperation with the nonprofit environmental group Protect Our Winters (POW), Venture Snowboards is sponsoring a board graphics competition centered on increasing awareness of the global warming crisis.

Any medium goes – photography, paintings, pencil sketches, you name it – as long as the artwork incorporates the themes of winter, the environment, and activism. So get creative and speak out for the environment!

Entries will be accepted through January 1, 2010, when a panel of judges will select the top ten submissions. The ten winners of this first level competition will receive t-shirts and swag as prizes, and be entered into a second round of judging open to the general public. The winning design will be incorporated into a run of special edition POW boards for winter 2010/2011. The grand prize winner will receive a brand spanking new POW deck emblazoned with their artwork.

Here's the nitty gritty on the competition:
  • Submissions are limited to one entry per person.
  • Submissions must be received by January 1, 2010.
  • Results of the first tier competition will be posted on the Venture and POW websites in mid January 2010.
  • Open voting will take place from mid January through late February 2010.
  • First tier winners will receive t-shirts and other swag as prizes.
  • Second tier winner will be announced in early March 2010.
  • Second tier winner will receive a new Venture/POW snowboard.
  • Only original artwork will be accepted.
  • Employees of Venture Snowboards and POW are ineligible.
  • No purchase is necessary.
  • This contest is void where prohibited.
  • By entering the contest, entrant grants Venture Snowboards and POW perpetual, nonexclusive rights to the artwork.
  • Entries will be judged by a panel selected by Venture Snowboards and POW and all decisions are final.
Venture and POW logos are available for use in your design. See links at the bottom of this post.


Electronic Submissions

  • Electronic submissions should be emailed to info@venturesnowboards.com, with the words "POW Contest" in the subject line.
  • Please submit electronic entries as jpg files, no larger than 2 MB.
  • Please name your file using the following convention: POW_ yourfirstname_yourlastname.jpg
  • Include the following information in the body of your email: Full name, daytime and evening phone numbers, mailing address, email address, title of artwork.
  • Electronic entries must be received no later than January 1, 2010.
  • Incomplete or late entries will not be judged.

Mail In Submissions

  • Submissions by mail should be sent to: Venture Snowboards, Attn: POW Contest, PO Box 547, Silverton, CO 81433.
  • Include the following information with your entry: Full name, daytime and evening phone numbers, mailing address, email address, title of artwork.
  • Mail in entries must be received no later than January 1, 2010.
  • Incomplete or late entries will not be judged.
Logo Files
Venture - Vertical EPS
Venture - Vertical PDF
Venture - Horizontal EPS
Venture - Horizontal PDF

POW - Vertical EPS
POW - Vertical PDF
POW - Horizontal EPS
POW - Horizontal PDF


  1. Do you all have a snowboard template to use, or can the artwork be submitted in any size/shape/form?

  2. We'll accept artwork in any size/shape/form - either via snail mail or electronically as a jpg file no larger than 2 MB.

  3. Is there a way to get a Hi-Res/eps of the Venture Logo?

  4. Stay tuned - we'll be posting some logo files for download a little later today....

  5. Is it just the top sheet or do you want something that runs on the bottom too?

  6. I'm excited abt art competition but needing clarity abt "perpetual, nonexclusive rights". Does this mean that you can use my art forever & whatever even if I don't win the competition, without credit to me. Will I have any rights to use my art for personal promotion or sale. Hate to be a stickler but I plan to commit a chunk of time & creativity to this competition.

  7. To clarify about the "perpetual, nonexclusive rights"...

    We are not looking to rip off anyone's artwork! We are simply looking to use artwork submitted for this competition to help promote and facilitate the competition itself (for example, it may be posted on our blog, our Facebook page, used in press releases, etc).

    The winning artwork will be used on a limited edition 10/11 POW snowboard, in all marketing and promotions related to that snowboard, and possibly in promotions for future competitions.

    Because these rights are nonexclusive, this means that the artist is free to use their artwork in any way that they see fit without restriction or limitation from Venture or POW.

    Hope that helps!

  8. what are the approximate dimensions for the boards in inches?

  9. We haven't set dimensions for the artwork you can submit, but if you wanted to design to scale, a good rule of thumb would be no larger than 14 x 84 inches.

  10. do you thing the good people at POW would mind if i change the color of their logo for this board?

  11. As the artist, you've got creative license!

  12. when will the entries be posted?

  13. We are a little behind schedule, but expect to have the top entries posted to the blog for public voting in early February, and the final winner announced in early March. Sorry for the delay and stay tuned for details!

  14. any update on posting?

  15. We are hoping to get them up for voting today!

  16. Great initiative combining the creativity and environmental issues too - should give away some snowboarding holidays to the winners.