"Red Bull Bracket Reel" Online Video Contest Debuts for Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Teams

Santa Monica, CA (February 16, 2015) – Collegiate ski and snowboard teams will have a unique opportunity to go head to head in a brand new bracket-style online video competition called “Red Bull Bracket Reel,” which launches this week with round one of fan voting. Watch the action-packed first round of videos and start placing your fan votes at redbullbracketreel.com.

Eight handpicked collegiate teams from across the United States have been selected to join the challenge based on the strength of the university’s ski and snowboard teams and their proven ability to produce compelling and quality video content. Each team is comprised of up to seven talented team members, including athletes, filmers, and editors.

The competing groups include ski and snowboard teams from Oregon State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Washington, Loyola Marymount University, Penn State University, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, University of Utah, and University of Southern California.

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The three-week-long “Red Bull Bracket Reel” contest starts February 16 with the first round of voting. New edits will drop online each subsequent week and winners will be announced March 6. Who wins is up to you: Winners will be determined entirely by fan voting.

Each team’s video segments will be broken into three parts: morning, day, and night. The entire edit represents one epic day, using footage compiled from the full winter season. As teams advance each week, they’ll drop their next segment. The third and final week, the two finalists will duel it out to let viewers determine who had the most epic “day” of the season.

Expect the competition to be fierce. “We’re going to shred our hearts out, have a great time, and hope the camera is rolling to capture the essence,” says the University of Washington’s Dawg House Riders. “We’ll capture our viewers’ attention through gorgeous cinematics and epic stunts.”

“Our members eat, breathe, and sleep snow. Merge their passion with our talented film and editing team and you’ve got a force to be reckoned with,” says the team at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

The grand prize is a hosted epic closing weekend at a ski resort of the winning team’s choice, including lift tickets, two nights of lodging and airfare for the entire team. Additional prizes, including trophies and hosted viewing parties, will be awarded to teams with the best cinematography, the most team spirit, and more.

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