The snow gods sure took their sweet time bringing the flurries this winter, but now the real season is upon us. So grab your gear, camera, and ride cause it’s time to hit the highway for the Road Trip Conquest contest brought to you by our good friends at Super U.ca and of course, Newschoolers.com.
This time though we've added something special for all of you out there that were bummed the last contest was only open to Canadians. Ready? This contest is open to international contestants! And just like with Early Season Sessions, the winning film will get $3,000 CDN, be featured on Super U.ca and Newschoolers.com, and has the possibility of being licensed to Super Channel.
The rules are simple: make a short (10 minutes max) mountain sports film with a road trip theme - be it fact or fiction - and edit it all together. Then upload it to Super U.ca and enter it in The Road Trip Conquest contest section (make sure you have the rights to any and all music you use or you will be disqualified).
The contest opens at 12:05 am PST on February 11, 2009, and you can upload your film until 5:00 am PST on March 19, 2009. Your friends and fans can vote on all entries until 5:00 am PST on March 30, 2009 to determine the top 20% finalists. Once the top 20% has been decided, the following esteemed judging panel will pick the winner (which will be announced on April 8, 2009)...
Dave Bishop on the left (in robot suit), Doug Bishop on the right (in white suit)
Yeah that's right, Doug and Dave, the Bishop brothers, are getting in on some judging action, and good thing too, because they know a thing or two about road trippin. Both former diggers at High North ski camp in Whistler, every summer the Bishop brothers would get in their old beat up brown van and drive across country from their home in Collingwood, Ontario all the way to Whistler, BC. Doug is already claiming bonus points for anyone wearing a cowboy hat while driving.
just another day at the office for Jeff Thomas
Poorboyz Productions' Jeff Thomas (who also knows a whole lot about road tripping and ski filmmaking) is back for a second judging go-around with Super U.ca. Jeff will bring his years of filmmaking experience and a technical eye to the judging process again in between heading deep into the BC backcountry to film for Poorboyz' upcoming new film, Everyday is a Saturday...and he may have some assistance from Anthony Boronowski, who made one hell of a road trip-themed ski movie last year with Joystick's Hot Lunch.
Anthony Boronowski during the filming of Hot Lunch
So there you have it. Get on it...and submit as many films as you like! We'd also like to take the time time to encourage all the filmmakers from the Early Season Session contest to enter, but keep in mind that you may not enter the same film you submitted to that contest; you must enter a different film this time of course!
Enter early, and enter often. And please read the Basic Contest Details and the Rules & Regulations below before you enter. Okay...good luck!