Deep Summer 2016 Wildcard Contest - Last Day to Vote

Jul 11, 2016 at 12:03
by Official Crankworx  
The judges have deliberated, sweated and digressed over the many and varied entries received to bring you the Top 5 Wildcard Photographer entries for 2016. Now it's your turn to vote and determine who will compete in The Deep Summer Photo Challenge at Crankworx, Whistler.

The Samsung Deep Summer Photo Challenge sees five top pro photographers competing for cash and for the title of Samsung Deep Summer Photo Challenge Champion. This year’s lineup of photographers showcases a deeply talented crew, each with their own unique twist on telling the story of mountain biking.

Deep Summer 2016

The 5 confirmed pro photographers for this year’s event are: Tommy Wilkinson, Simeon Patience, Baxter Redfern, Ashley Barker and Ben Haggar.

The photographers will rally their chosen athlete teams to embark on three days of intense shooting and editing commencing Saturday, August 13. Slideshows will be handed in by the end of the day Tuesday, August 16. Then, on Wednesday, August 17, the massive crowd at Whistler Olympic Plaza will experience deep summer in Whistler through the lenses of six elite mountain bike photographers.

Your 2016 Wildcards for the Deep Summer Photo Challenge at Crankworx Whistler are:

Adison Macdonald

For Bicycle Nightmares

Andy Lloyd

2015 MEGAVALANCHE Saint Paul Ile de la Reunion. Th o Galy Devinci All Tricks PIC Andy Lloyd

Chris Pilling

Dylan Forbes rolling a climbing route in squamish. 15ft after the transition is a 200ft drop into the logging yard below. No fall zone is an understatement here. Instagram chrispilling fylandorbes.

Ollie Jones

Chris Draper getting some foggy Whistler riding in before the dust bowl.

AJ Barlas

AJ Barlas Photo


Voting ends on July 15th, winner announced July 18th.

For official contest rules click here.

For more information and to enter check out the Samsung Deep Summer Photo Challenge Event Page.

MENTIONS: @officialcrankworx


  • + 15
 I like Andy Lioyd's pictures the best.
  • + 12
 Ollie Jones! Mahalo!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 Mahalo Matt!
  • + 2
 I'm so stoked my dudes!
  • + 5
 Adison Macdonald does really amazing things compositionally. The rest of the pictures are nice, but Macdonald uses really unique perspective. Love it.
  • + 2
 Thanks for the kind words!
  • + 5
 Chris Pilling! been on the wild card for a few years now it's his time to shine!
  • + 7
 Ollie Jones!!!!
  • + 1
 Yes, their photos are good, without question. PB has had a habit of hyping these as "anyone can win" in the past though. On occasion someone wins who we've never heard of...then we find out they are actually a pro or semi-pro photographer from another industry or sport.

A contest among pros is great, let's just be clear about what it is.
  • + 2
 Great photos! Andy's shot with the trees... Great composition. Ollie's shot of shale master in the fog is sick! Good luck to everyone!
  • + 3
 No idea who any of these riders are. ..ill vote for the one with the sickest pic as most pinkbikers will surely lol
  • + 10
 They are photographers. The Deep Summer Photo Challenge gives six photographers just 72 Hours (13-16th August) to capture and create the best 3-5 minute slideshow they can. Photographers choose a team of riders that join them in Whistler on these dates. All six final slideshows are shown at the Olympic Plaza on 17th August in Whistler (that's Crankworx time).
You viewers get to select the sixth photographer (the Wildcard) to join in this year's competition. Vote wisely.
  • + 2
 I think I just voted on who had pictures of the trails I wanted to ride the most
  • + 1
 Tommy Wilkinson is already work here is done, Wink
  • + 2
 Chris Pilling is king!
  • - 3
 The pros always win these contests anyway...just sayin'.
  • + 15
 They win because their photos are good and they are pro because their photos are good...?
  • + 2
 Mahalo Kaz!

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