Now Closed: 2015 Wildcard Finalists - Deep Summer Photo Challenge Crankworx Whistler

Jun 30, 2015 at 13:51
by Official Crankworx  
The judges have deliberated, sweated and digressed over the 100 entries received to bring you the Top 5 Wildcard Photographer entries for 2015. Now it's your turn to vote and determine who will compete in The Deep Summer Photo Challenge at Crankworx, Whistler.

Your 2015 Wildcards for the Deep Summer Photo Challenge at Crankworx Whistler are:

Julien Grimard

Builder Movie.

Laurence Crossman-Emms

Matt Jones with a dumped 360 at the late Woburn Sands jumps for Dirt Magazine Run to the Hills - Laurence CE - Find the full slideshow here https 86129923

Chris Pilling

Reilly Horan blasts this dirt quarter in the Kamloops bike ranch.

Steve Shannon

Amongst glaciers in the Purcell Mountains.

Lear Miller

barspin gap


Voting ends on July 8th, winner announced July 10th.

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 -
• Grant Robinson -
• Sam Needham -
• Ryan Worcester
• Tim Koerber -

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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*Entries are open to residents of the UK, USA and Canada.


MENTIONS: @officialcrankworx


  • + 38
 Laurence shouldnt be a wildcard, he should be there as a main photographer! I can think of a few people he is much better than that have been selected in previous years
  • + 1
 Same could be said for Lear and Julien. Both are amazing talents.
  • + 1
 So true, I voted for him,
  • + 9
 Super honored, would love the chance to showcase some new ideas I'd like to bring to MTB photography.
  • + 2
 Lear and Laurence and Julien should be initial selectees... All are such professionals and have such creative minds to boot...
  • + 4
  • + 4
 the miller guy.
  • + 3
 @Learmiller you've got my vote !!!!
  • + 1
 Julien! All day!
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