For the coming 2009-2010 season, the Rome SDS is expanding the idea behind the Artifact SK (Shop Kid) that it has made for the last two years.  It's taking the one SK board and turning it into an entire SK Collection.  And this time, the shop kids will be doing the graphic design.  More than ever, the ideas is to listen to kids on shred.

In 2009, for the second annual Artifact SK, Rome collected base graphic ideas from riders who work in shops to replace the "Live Nude Girls" on the inline Artifact.  In the end, we couldn't decide on just one winner so we picked the two most "appropriate" inappropriate ideas that got emailed in.  Rob Bohr from PA and Jon Ingalls from VT were the two riders who won the personalized boards.

For 2010, Rome is expanding the SK concept to create the SK Collection:

1.    Rome is adding a boot (Libertine) and a glove (Movement) to go with the Artifact SK to create a collection of SK product.
2.    Rome is giving shop kids more control over the collection and letting them create the art, colors and materials for the graphics of each of the models.
3.    The winners of the board, boot and glove categories win $$ and two free models of the product they designed.
4.    As in the past two years with the Artifact SK, the SK Collection will be available only to riders who work in shops through Rome's Operative Program.

If you work in a shop and want to design art for the SK Collection, drop into to download the design templates and entry forms, and learn about all the details of the contest.

All art needs to be submitted to Rome by March 31st, 2009.  Once Rome receives the art, Rome riders and artists will pick one winning design for each of the products.  The winners will work with Rome designers to finalize the art.