The OPEN AIR, formerly OPEN EDIT, is a super progressive, grassroots film and photography competition. SoO Airtime invites you to submit films or photos captured in the Australian Snowfields. There are some amazing prizes up for grabs and this year more than just votes decide who wins. We are looking for the High Country Shred Virtuoso and Creative Virtuoso, judged by SoO Airtime riders, filmers and photographers.
Entries close Thursday September 8th 2011. Visit the SoO Airtime website
There are 4 categories and 4 winners:
1. Most Popular
The film with the most votes wins $2000 worth of gear, including:
• LINE skis or Ride snowboard
• Oakley Goggles
• XTM gloves and thermals
2. Shred Virtuoso
The individual judged by SoO Airtime riders to show the most progressive skills and a passion to progress. Entrants must be born in 1992 or later. The Shred Virtuoso wins two weeks riding in Colorado on either the Skiers Junction Camp or the Transition Snowboard Camp. This amazing opportunity includes:
• 2 weeks accommodation
• $1000 towards your flight thanks to Mogul Ski World
• All on snow training including video analysis
• All meals on a regular training day
• local transport
3. Creative Virtuoso
The film judged by SoO Airtime Creative Crew to show the most creative prowess based on concept, cinematography and editing. The Creative Virtuoso wins a whole swag of gear and amzingness. Stay tuned for exact details.
4. Best Photo
The best photo is judged by you, Chillfactor Magazine and SoO Airtime Creative Crew. Public vote will determine the top 10 photos. Chillfactor Magazine and SoO Airtime Creative Crew will then make the call on which photo most embodies the Australian snowfields.This winning photo will be published in Chillfactor's 2012 issue. The winner will receive a whole swag of gear to go along with their published status.
It's not too hard to put something together and enter. All you need is a camera, snow and a can do attitude, although a lovely day helps.
Film, An example... Joey and Watkin's Lovely Day:
The other day Joey and I hit up the Mt Buller slopes on a seriously lovely day. There had been a gray bird massacre the day before. All that remained were blue birds and they sung loud and clear - When I wake up in the morning love and the sunlight hurts my eyes and something without warning love bares heavy on my mind. Then I look at you and the world's alright with me. Just one look at you and I know its gonna be... a lovely day.
Joey Corcoran was on camera amongst other things (like great times). Smiles wide we headed straight to the summit. What a top hot ridge! Mt Buller's summit ridge is home to the gnarliest resort accessed terrain in Australia, and if you disagree please show me otherwise. Even enter the OPEN AIR with the proof, I'll vote for you.
Photo, examples... A day in Perisher: