identity snowboards inc., a Kalispell, Mt. based snowboard manufacturerannounced October 11, 1999 the details and rules for its first ever “WorldDesign Contest” via its website at www.identitysnowboards.com.

The contest, open to any and all artists, offers a chance for individuals towin three identity snowboards of their choice featuring their very ownartwork. In addition, winners will also receive a trip to Montana, a tourof the identity factory, and three days of snowboarding with identity staffand team riders at The Big Mountain Resort in Whitefish, Mt.

“This contest provides us with a chance to tap into the rider’s head and havethem tell us what they would like to see on our decks, not the reverse”,stated sales and marketing manager Jeremy Hadley. “We want to make thesegraphics available on any board in our line, not just one particular spec.”

identity will select a minimum of five and a maximum of ten winning topsheetgraphic images that will become the artwork for the 2000/2001 customfreestyle snowboard lines. In addition, a maximum of three graphic imageswill be selected in each of the following categories: base graphics,raceboards, and logos.

At the discretion of identity, one grand prize winner will be announced whosephenomenal artistic talent will be recognized and rewarded with a trip toIsland Lake Lodge in Fernie, British Columbia. Selections will be made by asnowboarder exclusive panel.

The deadline for submissions is 5PM Wednesday, December 8th, 1999, MST.Winners will be announced at noon on Friday, December 31st, 1999 via thierwebsite. For a list of all contest details and rules, check outwww.identitysnowboards.com.