2013 Deep Summer Challenge - Wildcard Finalists Chosen

Jun 27, 2013
by Tyler Maine  
The judges have spoken. The top 5 Wildcard candidates have been selected and now it's up to you to decide who snags the sixth and final spot for the 2013 Deep Summer Photo Challenge.

Time to vote on the TOP 5 Wildcard Photographers to determine who will compete in The Deep Summer Photo Challenge at Crankworx Whistler. Who do you think can shoot with the best? Voting is open now! Rank the wildcard shooters and we’ll see who rises to the top to compete against some of the world’s best mountain bike photographers! Voting ends on June 28th, winner announced July 2nd.

The Top 5 WILDCARD Candidates for the Deep Summer Photo Challenge at Crankworx Whistler are: Bill Hawley, Duncan Philpott, Toby Cowley, Pat Branch and Taylor Loughran.


The five pro photographers set to storm the Whistler Mountain Bike Park and create a slideshow to be shown on Wednesday, August 14, are:

• Scott Markewitz - www.scottmarkewitz.com
• Harookz - www.harookz.com
• Garrett Grove - www.garrettgrove.com
• Nicolas Teichrob - www.nicolasteichrob.com
• Bruno Long - Bruno Long

The Pinkbike Deep Summer Wildcard Search will determine the sixth photographer to join the competition. Visit this link for details and dates for the Pinkbike Deep Summer Wildcard Photographer Search: www.pinkbike.com/contest/deepsummer/

The Deep Summer Photo Challenge will take place under the stars at the spectacular Whistler Olympic Plaza again in 2013. Priority seating and close sightlines to giant HD screens will be on offer with a number of ticketed seats available for $5. The area beyond the ticketed seating will be available for spectators to take in the Deep Summer Photo Challenge free of charge.

The photographers will rally their chosen athlete teams to embark on three days of intense shooting and editing commencing Saturday, August 10. Slideshows will be handed in by the end of the day Tuesday, August 13. Then on Wednesday, August 14 a massive crowd will experience deep summer in Whistler through the lenses of six elite mountain bike photographers with first place taking home $5,000, second place $3,000, and third place $2,000.

RSVP for the Deep Summer Photo Challenge at facebook.com/crankworx and stay tuned to www.crankworx.com for upcoming news.

Check out these three slide shows from 2012:

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Who do you think will win the Wildcard spot? Who will win the whole thing?



  • + 17
 Duncan philpott for the win
  • + 5
 Yeah Dunc!
  • + 2
 We need some Philpott photography over here!!
  • + 11
 Duncan Philpott FTW
  • + 3
 Pink bikes a bit slow here the vote Duncan P team have been going for days on twitter
  • + 2
 Is because Duncan is boss!!
  • + 2
 I don't know how he takes pics everytime I see him he's not got a camera with him
  • + 2
 Haha every time I see go l him he always has one!! Even in nightclubs he has one Big Grin
  • + 1
 I saw him at peatys steal city down hill no camera on him yet he upload pics
  • + 4
 These slide show photos are all pod worthy!
  • + 1
 Ya they're #notbad
  • - 35
flag natewynanscreations (Jun 17, 2013 at 19:52) (Below Threshold)
  • + 7
 Are you mentally retarded? :/
  • + 1
 really shocked me how confident he said it...
  • - 5
flag zakfreeridefreek (Jun 18, 2013 at 8:51) (Below Threshold)
 Lol *there.
  • + 3
  • + 2
 should be a good addition to the line up no matter who wins. I'm pulling for either bill or toby, their style fits deep summer quite well IMO. good luck guys!
  • + 3
 Good luck, Toby! I hope to see your work on the big screen!
  • + 1
 I want to see Toby's style up on that screen but would volunteer hours for whoever the winner is!
  • + 1
 What is the song in the third slideshow?
  • + 1
 I see some repeat locations from the previous years' winner....
  • + 1
 This is super cool i never bring food on my rad adventures
  • + 1
 Techy has this in the bag
  • - 3
 shut up spencer
  • - 3
 I vote Matthew Butterworth......
  • - 2
 Deep Summer by Mike Zinger!

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