Win the chance to go to the Burton US Open Snowboarding championships as part of the Nokia media team
Win the chance to go to the Burton US Open Snowboarding championships as part of the Nokia media team by creating a snowboarding themed creative work (Film, photography, art or design).

Snowboarding might be all about stamina, balance and instinct, but the sport was born in a Eureka moment of creative thinking. Way back in 1965, a big hearted guy called Sherman Poppen fastened two skis together and attached a rope at one end, so his daughter could glide down a hill in Muskegon, Michigan.

Named the snurfer, in homage to snow and surfing, the contraption sold over a million in the next decade. Snowboarding has changed a heck of a lot since then. Now you’re more likely to lipslide than glide. And, now more than ever before, you’re more likely to catch those moves on camera.

Video and photography are all part of the snowboarding culture, which has its own language, fashion, heroes and legends. In fact, snowboarding, once considered the passion of the poorly dressed, the rude and the radical, is now one of the world’s fastest growing sports. In the US alone, there’s an estimated 6 million boarders pop-tarting, cannonballing and shredding.

Thanks to this popularity, there’s more movies, more photography and more music dedicated to this unique tribe. But for a sport that prides itself on constantly coming up with new kick ass tricks, there’s always room for something different. And that’s where you come in.

As part of this year’s Burton US Open, held in the stunning resort of Vail, Colorado, Nokia are seeking two talented individuals to join their media team from 28 th February 2013, for a 4 day all-expenses paid trip. Their task will be to document all the awesome action with the world’s most innovative smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 920. The end result will be showcased, for the whole world to see, on and in Clash Magazine. Runners up will receive a Burton Snowboard and a Nokia Lumia 920.

To make your mark on the slopes, all you need to do is show what snowboarding and its culture mean to you. You can use whatever medium you want: film (two mins max), photography, art or design, as long as it illustrates what you think makes snowboarding amazing.

Once you´ve finished, submit your entry through Talenthouse’s Creative invite HERE

For more information, visit the Conversations By Nokia site HERE.


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