Contest Closed: Part 3 of the GoPro Evolution Contest Puts Up $10,000 Cash Prizing for Best Video

Dec 3, 2018
by Pinkbike Staff  

Create a one minute edit of Your Perfect MTB Day using your footage for your chance to win $10,000 in cash prizes!

GoPro Evolution Contest, Part 3: Capture & Edit
You. GoPro. Your Creativity

Contest Details

Part 3 combines the skills used in Parts 1 and 2. You shoot your own footage and then edit it together.

We want you to capture Your Perfect MTB Day on GoPro and edit it down into a one minute clip, using the supplied tracks. A team of judges will be selecting a top 10, before opening the vote to Pinkbike readers who will ultimately select who will ride away with $10,000 in cash prizes. So what are you waiting for? Hit record on your GoPro and get on your bike to create your submission today.

For details on how to participate in the GoPro Evolution Contest, check out Darren Berrecloth and Geoff Gulevich’s clip below!
October 3rd, 2018 - Contest opens for entries
December 5th, 2018 - Entries closed
December 10th, 2018 - Top 10 Announced, User Voting Starts
December 17th, 2018 - User Voting Ends
December 18th, 2018 - Winners announced

Planet Earth

Judging Criteria
• Story (25%)
• Location (25%)
• Shot Creativity (25%)
• Capture & Edit X-factor (25%)

Views: 5,376    Faves: 4    Comments: 1

Step by Step Entry Quick Guide:

1. Film MTB-themed footage using your GoPro camera.
2. Download the Contest Assets, including music tracks (Must agree to the terms and conditions of the contests to download).
3. Open your prefered editing program. Try out the GoPro Quik app for editing on the go or any other advanced editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut X, or iMovie.
4. Edit your video and the supplied audio into a finished piece: GET CREATIVE!
5. Place the Contest Bumper at the end of your edit
6. Export your 1 minute final edit (entries must be no longer than 1 minute in length).
7. Upload and submit it on

The Prizes

Judges will select their 10 favourite clips, and then the Pinkbike audience will vote on their favourites.

1. First prize will walk away with $7,000.
2. Second place gets $2,500.
3. Third place wins $500.

Bonus Draw PRIZES: Wait... there’s more. There are five Hero 7 Black cameras up for grabs in the random draw. To enter the draw, simply cast your vote on the Top 10!
*(one draw entry per person)


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  • 61 1
 They should give these new gopros to the worst videos. The people who need them the most.
  • 10 0
 I was thinking the exact same thing! So we give the new GoPro's to the winners, who already have nice GoPro's and can use them well... makes sense. Wink EDIT: Facepalm The GoPro's are the random draw. Please ignore me and my late-night stupidity. Razz
  • 1 0
 When's the top ten announced
  • 15 4
 Do these seem rigged to anyone else?
The avg Joe (myself) doesn’t use a GoPro like they’re judging criteria suggests...

Story (25%) - sry not trying to be Hollywood, just want to remember the cool stuff and family on rainy days.
• Location (25%) - not making special trips to try to win this thing.
• Shot Creativity (25%) - ummm yeah I’m limited here.
• Capture & Edit X-factor (25%) - let’s face it, I’m as good at editing and capture as as bangs are at creating universes... I don’t have billions of years.

I use mine for not only rides but family photos and videos because it’s great not just as an action cam. This seems geared towards the pro editors and ppl who do it for a living. But it is cool that they do it. The Hero 7 Black looks legit.
  • 3 0
 Just add a simple edit and hope for the random draw ;-)

Edit: Just saw you only need to vote.
  • 3 0
Voting is for the Hero 7’s the cash is for video edit entries.
  • 6 2
 I'm an "average joe" and the criteria is quite in line with how I use my cameras. Why would they have a contest and award prizes without expecting some thought and creativity? Now, I would personally remove professional riders and photographers from the contest, who often have special access to equipment and terrain. But otherwise, I think it's good.
  • 3 3
 @BiNARYBiKE: Professional means they make money doing it. Why shouldn't they be allowed to enter a contest where they can win money? Athletes and photographers affiliated with gopro are the only ones who shouldn't be allowed to enter.
  • 5 2
 That's like complaining soccer is rigged because you lack the hand-eye coordination and cardiovascular conditioning of trained players. Don't like the game? Don't play. Or hell, give it a go and see how you fare against others. Only one elite person is going to win the Boston Marathon, but hundreds (thousands?) compete for the sake of competition.
  • 1 0
 whats so hard to understand, why would gopro choose you when you obviously have no effort or dedication.
  • 7 0
 I would love too but since Gopro pulled Gopro Studio from their website and replaced it with a near useless app my editing days have ground to a halt
  • 1 0
 Use Imovie i use it and it works well for me.
  • 1 0
 I second this very strongly! All of my GoPro timelapses are now just strings of thousands of useless photos without Studio...
  • 1 0
 I can't agree strongly enough. Quik is garbage and since I don't get paid for this I use all the free software which doesn't even allow 1080p. My assumption is the winners shoot 4k.
  • 1 0
 @heffernw: iMovie is free. Exports 1080 and 4k!
  • 5 0
 I already vote for Jordie. Please draw my name for a free GoPro
  • 2 0
 Video bumper doesnt actually seem to load in quik for android, is there a compatible version available somewhere?
  • 1 0
 Same here
  • 1 0
 Stoked to have entered, hope I can get myself back on a Mtb making videos again. The hero 7 looks pretty sick. internal gimbal pretty much.
  • 1 0
 Is the Rylo still the better camera? Anyone like editing software that it comes with (I think it does right?)
  • 2 0
 rylo is potato cam
  • 1 0
 Does anyone own a GoPro 7? What do they think? I might get one.
  • 3 0
 It is next level! The video quality is outstanding and the photos come out superb. I upgraded right away from a Hero6 Black and couldn't be happier!
  • 1 0
 Love ours! The footage is amazingly smooth when mounted on a helmet.
  • 1 0
 Personally think the worst one should win a GoPro...
  • 1 0
 Ha ha don't have a GoPro or camera to enter lol. Would love one though.
  • 1 0
 I submitted the video but it doesn't show up...
  • 1 0
 So stoked to see these videos!!!
  • 1 2
 Can I use Sony Vegas or adobe after effects for editing? Or is it literally just gopro's "editing" software?
  • 2 0
 Yes. Step "3. Open your prefered editing program."

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