The judges deliberated, sweated and digressed over the 87 entries received to bring you the Top 5 Wildcard Photographer entires for 2014. Now it's your turn to vote and determine who will compete in The Deep Summer Photo Challenge at Crankworx, Whistler. Your 2014 Wildcards for the Deep Summer Photo Challenge at Crankworx Whistler are:
Voting ends on July 4th, winner announced July 9th
The five pro photographers set to storm the Whistler Mountain Bike Park and create a slideshow to be shown on Wednesday, August 13, are:
• Ale Di Lullo (Lake Garda, Italy) - www.aledilullo.com
• Paris Gore (Bellingham, Washington) - www.parisgore.com
• Christoph Laue (Stuttgart, Germany) - www.christophlaue.com
• Toby Cowley (Toowoomba, Australia) - tobycowleyphoto.com
• Sean St. Denis (Whistler, BC) - www.seanstdenisphotography.com
The Deep Summer Photo Challenge will take place under the stars at the spectacular Whistler Olympic Plaza again in 2014. 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 9. Slideshows will be handed in by the end of the day Tuesday, August 12. Then on Wednesday, August 13, 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.
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
Check out Nicholas Teichrob's winning slideshow
About Crankworx Whistler
A gathering of the bike-minded, Crankworx brings together the world’s downhill, slopestyle and enduro legends, with the Superfans, the rising stars, the industry’s innovators and the next generation of mountain bike riders for ten days of contests, concerts, culture and cranking.
August 8-17, Whistler, BC, hosts mountain biking’s defining celebration. An event so awesome it broke the dictionary. Nowhere else will you see competitors of this calibre gathered in one place. Nowhere else offers as many opportunities for athletes to launch themselves into professional careers. Nowhere else blurs the line between participant and spectator. Nowhere else exposes the cult of the fat tire from as many angles, with as much spectacle and celebration. Anointed by dirt, aligned with gravity, powered by passion - Crankworx combines it all.
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