Big mountain? Jibbing the park? Deliver the story of your early season session and get a chance to win $3,000 courtesy of Super!

Super U is an online venue to watch the latest Canadian short films where viewers can enjoy high quality content and filmmakers can enjoy on-site contests and exposure to broadcasters like Super U’s partner Super Channel.

Super U has approached NS to offer this amazing opportunity for our Canadian readers. Yep that’s right, we sincerely apologize to everyone else out there in the world, but this contest is only open to Canadians, as Super U is a Canadian-based website that caters to amateur film in Canada.

So now that the season has started, the snow is fresh, and you're just getting your legs back, grab your buddies and your camera if you think it’s going to be an epic day and you could win $3,000 for the best story behind your early season sessions.

The rules are simple: make a short (10 minutes max) documentary-based film (not just straight ski porn!) on an early season session. Take some time to tell us the story of your day, what went into it, what you did, and how it went. Edit it all together (make sure you have the rights to any and all music you use otherwise you will be disqualified) and then upload your video to Super (not NS).

The contest begins today (Tuesday, November 11th) and entries will be accepted until 5am PST on Monday, December 22nd. Following that, you can view all the entries over at Super U and vote for your favorites over the holiday season until 5am PST on Monday, January 5th, at which point a panel of judges will watch the top 20% highest rated films to decide the winner, which will be announced on January 19th, 2009 on both Super U and right here on NS.

The judges will be:

Theory-3 Media’s Jeff Thomas

pro skier Joe Schuster’s Jeff Schmuck

As stated, the winning film will get $3,000, will be featured on, and has the possibility of being licensed to Super Channel, Canada's national pay television network.

We will be keeping you updated on the contest dates and details right here in the news on NS as time goes on, and for more info you can head over to our contest page or to Super


A HUGE thanks are in order to Super U for approaching us to put on this amazing contest for you, the NS community. This is a truly exciting and amazing opportunity, so if you’re from Canada, don’t miss out!

Enter early. Enter often. Good luck!