The crew at Freestyle has conjured up a “Are You Next” competition to award the best outdoor athlete. The 12-week contest will crown one lucky winner with a 1-year athlete sponsorship. Other weekly winners will head home with a schwag pack. Get more info and enter your photos and video for a chance to be the next Freestyle posterchild!
Freestyle ‘Are You Next’ Contest Details
Freestyle, the original action sports watch manufacturer, announces its search for a new team rider. In conjunction with Loop’d.com, Freestyle is hosting a contest called “Are You Next?” which will ultimately result in a year-long athlete sponsorship for one lucky winner.
Starting on November 28, 2007, athletes throughout North America will have a chance to win a coveted spot on Freestyle’s official athlete roster. Surfers, wakeboarders, skateboarders, snowboarders, mountain bikers, bmx and motocross riders will submit their best action video or photo of themselves. Each week, for 12 weeks total, Freestyle will sort through every entry and pick one photo and one video winner weekly. Winners will then be entered to win the grand prize.
Weekly winners will receive a Freestyle prize pack including a watch worth up to $150.00, a t-shirt, wristband, hat and sticker packs. Should the contestants not win one week, they’ll have a chance to submit another photo or video the next week, resulting in 12 chances to impress Freestyle and win. The grand prize winner, announced on February 29, 2007, will receive a one-year sponsorship including six watches per year, team t-shirts, hats, accessories, stickers as well as a photo and contest incentive bonus package. The winner will be well-represented by Freestyle with a profile on www.FreestyleUSA.com/Team and a banner ad on the Freestyle homepage.
“The ‘Are You Next?’ contest is a great way for aspiring action sport athletes to gain exposure and take their game to the next level,” said Freestyle Marketing Director, Chad LaBass. “A lot of these athletes live in areas that make it difficult to connect with sponsors, but by reaching out through the loopd.com social network we are giving them opportunity to make their presence known.” Freestyle receives hundreds of emails each month with sponsorship inquiries. This contest gives athletes a chance to not just ask for a sponsorship but to prove that they are worthy of one. It is a great stepping stone for the winner to possibly earn a paid sponsorship by Freestyle for years to come.
Freestyle is looking for quality videos and photos. If possible, contestants should work with an experienced videographer or photographer to up their chances of being selected. Showing Freestyle some love will help too. Wearing a Freestyle watch or t-shirt and displaying Freestyle stickers on boards, bikes and helmets are great ways to catch the judges’ eye. Contestants should stay on top of the game and see what they’re up against by checking back to the site each week to compare their entries with the winning videos and photos.
How to Enter
Check out the contest details and submissions on http://freestylecontest.loopd.com. For some great inspiration for contest videos and photos check out Freestyle’s impressive roster of athletes at www.FreestyleUSA.com/Team.
Founded in 1981, Freestyle is a leading action sports watch manufacturer. The Freestyle watch collection includes a full line of performance and lifestyle choices for men, women and youth, all styles are water resistant to 100 meters or more and backed by a limited lifetime warranty. With roots firmly planted in surf, Freestyle proudly sponsors a team of highly respected surfers including Shane Dorian, Cory Lopez and 2006 ASP World Women’s Longboard Champion Schuyler McFerran. For more information, visit www.freestyleusa.com.