Who has not dreamed of designing their own ski top sheet? I know I have. Too often I find myslef staring down at the skis on my feet thinking, I could create cooler graphics than these. Have I ever done it, not yet. But you should try!
For the fourth ski season in a row, G3, Vancouver BC-based backcountry ski gear manufacturer, is teaming up with various sponsors to give you four chances to see your graphics atop a pair of limited-edition G3 skis. Last year’s G3 Skigraphiks contest saw more than 250 entries.
The Skigraphics contest runs in four segments, each with an affiliate sponsor who promotes the contest. Here are the details:
Sept. 1 – Sept. 30, Backcountry.com.
Oct. 1- Oct. 31, MountainGear.com.
Nov. 1 – Nov.30, BentGate.com
Dec. 1 – Dec 31, Backcountry Magazine
The contest started in September this year, rather than October, which means you should be able to ski on your own design this season.
Winners of each contest get their graphics used on a current ski from the G3 2011 line. The graphics from the winner of the Backcountry.com contest will be used on the Highball, the MountainGear.com contest of the Saint, the BentGate.com contest on the ZenOxide, and the Backcountry Magazine contest the Infidel. We have skied all of these boards and G3 has really stepped up their performance. The Saint was a big hit with our test crew.
G3’s logo must be used in all entries, while affiliate sponsor logos must also be represented in the respective contest that they are sponsoring.
Submit your designs at www.g3skigraphiks.com, where the public gets to vote on them. Four winners, one each month, will receive a free pair of custom designed skis with their graphic on the top sheet. The grand-prize winner, chosen two weeks after the last contest ends on December 31, will receive a ski package valued at over $1,400. The package will include a pair of skis with their winning top-sheet graphic, as well as G3 skins and G3 bindings.
Check out last year’s winning graphics (posted above) and keep tabs on current entries on the G3 Skigraphiks website. Of course, vote for you fave or enter one and get all your pals to vote for it!