In the beginning of January, we introduced our annual photo contest, the Your Turn Photo Contest. It gives an opportunity for new photographers to share their best images, gain their first editorial exposure, and win prizes. (Including the possibility to attend High Cascade Snowboard Camp’s Photo Workshop this summer.) This year there is a series of four themed contests, each one having a prize package of a Burton photo backpack, Celtek’s gloves, and radio slaves from Pocket Wizard.

This first theme was assigned “Riot in the Streets.” Photographers submitted their favorite images relating to snowboarding the urban scene. Check the submissions out:

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02_Your_Turn_Photo_Contest_Liam_Glass.jpg
03_Your_Turn_Photo_Contest_Mikko_Kalilainen.jpg
04_Your_Turn_Photo_Contest_Cole_Atencio.jpg
05_Your_Turn_Photo_Contest_Piot_Gackiewicz.jpg
06_Your_Turn_Photo_Contest_Anthony_Brown.jpg
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08_Your_Turn_Photo_Contest_Krzysztof_Szleza.jpg
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10_Your_Turn_Photo_Contest_Dmitry_Gostevskik.jpg
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15_Your_Turn_Photo_Contest_Ryan_Bregante.jpg
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20_Your_Turn_Photo_Contest__Ashley_Rosemeyer.jpg
21_YOUR_TURN_PHOTO_CONTEST_BLAKE_FARNHAM.jpg
22_YOUR_TURN_PHOTO_CONTEST_Stephan_Sutton.jpg
23_YTPC_Nick_Young.jpg
24_SCHOOL_Cole_Atencio.jpg

The image that stood out most is Mikko Roulamo made by Miika Kumpulainen. This image combined advanced lighting techniques and good composition. Congratulations to Miika, please email me with your contact info so I can follow up with your photo prizes, chris.wellhausen@transworld.net

Mikko Roulamo putting his finishing touches on this wooden urban art piece in Arabianranta, Helsinki Finland. Bs Nose Blunt. PHOTO: Miika Kumpulainen

 

Onto the next theme, After Dark. Round up your crew and get after it by setting up your shoot at night. The Your Turn Photo Contest is the best way for  you up-and-coming snowboard photographers to have your shots seen by the TransWorld SNOWboarding audiences.

Now with the second category open, you have three weeks to round up your submissions and upload them to the user generated section of TWSNOW.COM using the tag After Dark. Please follow these simple guidlines to insure that your submissions are received correctly:

  1. After processing your images, size them 1200 pixels on the longest side saved at 72dpi
  2. File name them the title of your post adding photographer name. For example: Sending_It_Chris_Wellhausen
  3. Upload your photo to the YOUR STUFF section at the bottom of the TW homepage. Be sure to tag the name of the category that you’re entering the photo for. For example, if your submitting for February, you would tag your photo as After Dark for judging. No other words needed in that tag. If it’s not tagged correctly, it may not be considered.
  4. Make sure to put the photographer name, and the rider name in the caption credit. Creative captions are welcomed.

The next winner will be announced on March 1st, when the next category will start. New this year, the winner of each category will go head to head in a portfolio battle, with the TransWorld staff picking the grand-prize winner based on the strongest overall submission. The grand-prize winner gets food, lodging, and a spot in the High Cascade Snowboard Camp Photo Workshop at Mt. Hood, Oregon, headed by TransWorld senior photographer Andy Wright. This is your chance to learn from the industry’s pro photographers.

Categories for the rest of the year are:

February

After Dark (Night)

March

Hot Laps (Park)

April

Send It (Jump)

May

Portfolio Battle

 

For more info on the High Cascade Photo Workshop, go to highcascade.com or call 1-800-334-4272.