VENTURE ANNOUNCES DECEMBER WINNER OF “THE MOUNTAIN LIFE” PHOTO CONTEST

Silverton, CO – January 2, 2009  – The winner of Venture Snowboards’ December photo contest is Natalie Cromwell.

Natalie’s photo of fellow rider Chris Gallardo bursting from a cloud of cold smoke elicited hoots and hollers from our judges.  The use of crisp black and white imagery was also noted.  Natalie will be rewarded with a Venture t-shirt and pint glass.  Her photo will also be entered into the second tier grand prize competition, giving her a one in seven chance of winning a snowboard. 

Check out Natalie’s winning photo, as well as several others that received honorable mention, on Venture’s blog: News from 9,318.

If you missed out on this round of the photo competition, you still have three more chances to get a shot at the grand prize – a brand spanking new Venture board.  Monthly competitions will be held from now until March 2009, with winners entered into a second tier competition that will be judged in early April.  The contest theme is “The Mountain Life” and anything goes – lifestyle, action, scenic, humor…as long as it reflects life in the mountains.  For details on how to enter, visit the Venture Snowboards website: www.venturesnowboards.com.