2015 Crankworx Wildcard Winner Announced

Jul 10, 2015 at 11:34
by Official Crankworx  
Matt Jones with a dumped 360 at the late Woburn Sands jumps for Dirt Magazine Run to the Hills - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com Find the full slideshow here https vimeo.com 86129923

Laurence Crossman-Emms of Whistler, BC, is the final photographer to be added to the lineup of pro photographers storming the stage at Whistler Olympic Plaza August 12, 2015 for the Deep Summer Photo Challenge at Crankworx Whistler. Pinkbike.com fans voted Crossman-Emms the winner of the Deep Summer Wildcard contest after five weeks of nominations and thousands of online votes.

bigquotesDeep Summer has always been a huge inspiration to me, from the start I had always longed to be a part of it but it felt miles away, but slowly that dream of being involved became closer and closer. I am couldn't be more blown away that I now have the opportunity to lay this Wildcard on the table. A huge thanks to Pinkbike for selecting me as a finalist and to everyone who came out to voted... I couldn't have done it without you guys! Cheers, see you at Crankworx!

Photographers will have only three days to shoot anywhere between Squamish and Pemberton, including Whistler and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Crossman-Emms will be joining these invited pro photographers:

The five pro photographers set to storm Whistler Mountain Bike Park to create the slideshows that make up the Deep Summer show are:

Deep Summer art work

• Gary Perkin - flipper.co.za
• Grant Robinson - grantrobinson.com
• Sam Needham - samneedham.co.uk
• Ryan Worcester
• Tim Koerber - timkoerber.com

These photographers, and the lucky wildcard winner, will rally their chosen athlete teams to embark on three days of intense shooting and editing commencing Saturday, August 8. Slideshows will be handed in by the end of the day Tuesday, August 11. Then on Wednesday, August 12, a massive crowd will experience Deep Summer in Whistler.

The competitors will work in the Whistler Valley and Whistler Mountain Bike Park, competing for Best in Show, a $3500 award judged by the Deep Summer panel, and the Viewer's Choice Award, worth an additional $3500 and bestowed on the photographer who wins the audience and online voting.

Each photographer will be required to shoot three of the Whistler Bike Park's iconic shot locations, forcing photographers to dig deep into the creative well to find a unique twist on old standbys. Prospective competitors can find a little inspiration from the winners of previous years: Ale Di Lullo 2014, Nicholas Teichrob 2013, Rueben Krabbe 2012, Robin O'Neill 2011.

The Deep Summer Photo Challenge will take place under the stars at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Priority seating near the giant HD screens is available for a $5 ticket and the area beyond the ticketed seating is free.

About Crankworx Whistler
Crankworx Whistler brings the world’s downhill, slopestyle and enduro legends home to the Superfans, rising stars, industry innovators and the next generation of mountain bike riders for 10 days of competition, concerts, and culture.

Anointed by dirt, powered by passion, the Crankworx World Tour travels to Rotorua, New Zealand, Les Deux Alpes, France and culminates in its Canadian home base of Whistler, BC

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  • + 8
 AWWW next year Chris Pilling your new shots from loops would have got you there if they were up earlier! Congrats to Laurence!
  • + 4
 Good things will come in time Smile Laurence is going to do well.
  • + 5
 Hold tight Laurence is gonna SMASH it!
  • + 1
 Can we see a gallery of ALL the photographers who submitted images for the wildcard contest? I bet there's a ton of awesome content in that pool and I wanna see what the others came up with!
  • + 2
 Congratulations Loz! Can't wait to see the goods!
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 Congratulations Laurence!
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 Congrats, Laurence! Definitely a tough way in to Deep Summer. That was a STACKED group of photographers in the wildcard.
  • + 1
 very happy !! Laurence is the best wildcard !!
  • + 1
 That was some tough competition. Congrats Laurence, have fun with it!
  • + 1
 I'm crazy late, but I dig it... would have been my pick.
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