Warren Miller Entertainment launches the “HEAD to Squaw Video Contest”

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Ever dream of filming for Warren Miller? And do it with free schtuff? Warren Miller Entertainment (WME), HEAD and Squaw Valley|Alpine Meadows have joined forces for the ultimate POV video comp. “HEAD to Squaw Video Contest” wants your user-generated videos and the winner will rake in the ultimate prize package.
The grand prize includes a ski and boot package from HEAD and an invitation to film with WME at Squaw Valley|Alpine Meadows during the 2016-2017 season. The winning video will also be presented on-screen before every Warren Miller Film Tour screening in 2016.
“The HEAD to Squaw Video Contest’ is the ideal platform for Warren Miller fans to demonstrate their talents in an organic setting where their peers influence the decisions,” says WME Managing Director, Andy Hawk. “We hope to see footage from mountains and ski towns far and wide and we are eager to work with a skilled individual on production of our 68th feature film in Squaw.”
Ok, so they’re using a format I absolutely hate- begging everyone you know to vote for your work. It’s as bad as asking all of your friends to sponsor every 10k you enter but so be it. Contestants will upload their video to the WME website and can share their entry on social media to gain votes. Voting will be tiered and open to the public until the third and final round. At the end of the third round on Aug. 26, the 4 videos with the most votes will be put before a panel of judges including Jeremy Jones, JT Holmes, Jonny Moseley and representatives from Warren Miller Entertainment, HEAD and Squaw Valley|Alpine Meadows.
The panel of judges will select the GRAND PRIZE winner based on the entrants’ talent either as a cinematographer/editor OR as a winter sport athlete. Of the remaining three finalists, the video with the most fan votes will be awarded the Fan’s Choice prize.

The winning footage should showcase either your skills as a rider or as a cinematographer/editor will demonstrate and amplify the mountain lifestyle.

The submission period is from 9am MST on Monday, Mar 14 until 5pm MST on Friday, May 20.

The rounds are as follows:
VOTING ROUND 1: June 1- July 1
* Period of fan voting, where a unique visitor can only vote one time during this period
* The top 16 videos will advance to the next tier

* At the end of this period, all vote counts reset to 0

VOTING ROUND 2: July 11- August 5
* Second period of fan voting
* The top 8 videos will advance to the next tier

* At the end of this period, all vote counts reset to 0

VOTING ROUND 3: August 9 – August 26
* Third period of fan voting

* At the end of this period, the top 4 videos will be brought before the panel of judges and a winner will be chosen.

Further logistics with terms and conditions can be found at the HEAD to Squaw Video Contest Rules Page.


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