EternalSnow.com, a snowboarding gear retailer, is looking to home video and social media to find the next rising snowboard talent, in a contest that pits prowess on the snow with savvy in the social media space, all with the hope to get sponsored by EternalSnow.com.
"Unfortunately for us, it is hard to get out on to the slopes to find new snowboard talent," says Kyle Bihler, Web Administrator at EternalSnow.com. "We are looking for kids who have mastered snowboarding at a high level, but we are also interested in how they are connected to the world of social media and how the individual can create their own buzz."
This contest to get sponsored by EternalSnow.com is different in that Eternal will be turning to the peers of these young athletes to find a winner. Eternal will allow anyone to vote on videos submitted by these eager snowboarders looking for sponsorship.
Entrants can even increase their chances of winning by utilizing Facebook, Twitter, blogs and other outlets. In addition to a poll, Eternal is taking in to consideration how viral the snowboarder and their video edit can be.
There will be two winners selected from two age groups, 5-13 and 14-18. The winners will receive full set-ups consisting of: snowboard, snowboard boots, snowboard bindings and plenty of other Eternal clothing and stickers. They will also begin, what Eternal hopes, is a career long relationship. Runners up in each category will receive enough Eternal swag to shake a stick at, as well as much deserved recognition.
Entries for this contest will be accepted from September 1 to November 30 2011. Of course everyone will have to complete and sign a "Consent and Waiver Form" confirming that you own the video and give Eternal full rights to its use. For complete rules for this contest go to www.EternalSnow.com/get_sponsored_contest.
About Eternal Snow
EternalSnow.com is an online and brick and mortar retailer of snowboard equipment, including snowboarding gloves and snowboard pants. They opened for business in the fall of 1994 in the San Francisco Bay Area but soon moved the entire business to Reno, NV to be closer to the mountains. Eternal has been going strong ever since. Everyone who works at Eternal is a snowboarder and thanks to the location, only about a half an hour from Lake Tahoe, CA they all try to ride as much as they can, even though that never seems to be enough.