ISA/Skullcandy Video Contest Kicks Off

What does a better surfing future mean to you? Submit your video answering this question and win amazing prizes!isa-video-contest

La Jolla, California, February 1, 2011 – The ISA Skullcandy Video Contest starts today! For the first time in history, the International Surfing Association, World Governing Authority for Surfing recognized by the International Olympic Committee, invites filmmakers, surfers and fans to let us know what a better surfing future means to them.

As part of the ISA’s goal to improve the sport of surfing, we have paired with Skullcandy to host a video contest for which contestants can submit videos answering the question, “What does a better surfing future mean to you?”

By submitting a short video, no longer than 90 seconds, in the following two months, contestants will be competing for over 50 prizes. The top prizes will be awarded to the Most-viewed videos and to the ones awarded by the Jury. Each winner will receive $250 USD cash and a $200 Skullcandy prize package.

Starting today (February 1), contestants can now upload their videos to a designated ftp (check instructions and tech recommendations here), and on March 30 we will close the period of submissions and upload everybody’s videos to Youtube. People will be able to view all the videos from April 1 to May 15. The count will end on May 15 and on May 30 all the winners will be announced.

The Jury will consist of editors of the biggest surfing websites in the world:
Dave Gilovich – Surfline.com – North America
Bruce Boal – SurfersVillage.com-Europe
Alceu Toledo Junior – Waves.com.br – South America
Ben Ey – CoastalWatch.com – Oceania
Steve Pike –wavescape.co.za – Africa

We want contestants to enjoy artistic freedom in expressing what “a better surfing future” should be.
It is a free video contest and everybody is invited to participate. Use your webcam, your cell phone, your dad’s VHS recorder, your GoPro or your professional HD camera. Get out there and have fun!

Timeline
February 1 – Submissions period opens
March 30 – Submissions period ends
April 1 – All videos uploaded to Youtube. Begin counting number of Video Views
May 15 – End counting number of Video Views
May 30 – Winners announced

Prizes
* First 50 Registrants – $30 Skullcandy prize package
* Best Video Gold – USD $250 and $200 Skullcandy prize package
* Best Video Silver – $200 Skullcandy prize package
* Best Video Bronze – $100 Skullcandy prize package
* Best Video Copper – $50 Skullcandy prize package
* Jury’s Selection Gold – USD $250 and $200 Skullcandy prize package
* Jury’s Selection Silver – $200 Skullcandy prize package
* Jury’s Selection Bronze – $100 Skullcandy prize package
* Jury’s Selection Copper – $50 Skullcandy prize package

More information: news@isasurf.org

About Skullcandy
Skullcandy designs headphones, mp3 player watches, audio accessories, apparel and other audio-enabled lifestyle products, such as backpacks with built-in speakers and iPod controls. Skullcandy also collaborates with select brands to integrate its audio technology into products from snow helmets to outerwear, apparel, packs and bags. Skullcandy gear is sold worldwide through top retailers and specialty outlets.

About the International Surfing Association
The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the World Governing Authority for Surfing. It was originally founded as the International Surfing Federation in 1964 and has been running Open Division World Championships since 1964, Junior World Championships since 1980, and Masters World Championships since 2007. The ISA will hold the first Stand Up Paddle (SUP) World Championship and the first World Bodyboard Championship in 2011.

ISA membership includes the surfing National Governing Bodies of 65 countries on five continents. Its headquarters are located in San Diego, California. It is presided over by Fernando Aguerre (Argentina), first elected President in 1994 in Rio de Janeiro and re-elected seven times since. The ISA’s three Vice-Presidents are Alan Atkins (Australia), Mike Gerard (USA) and Karín Sierralta (Peru).