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G3 SkiGraphiks Contest Still Going Strong

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G3 has announced their first lucky winner of their SkiGraphiks contest, and there's still a few chances to make your mark.

The first winner was Tim Curran, a skier/artist who made his mark with judges and voters with his Fear and Loathing in Times Square design. His funky design is destined for the topsheets of a special edition version of the manhattan. 

But there's still 3 months to go. This month is co sponsored by MountainGear.com and is focused on the G3 Tonic ski. Get those creative juices flowing and let's see what you got.

If you’re not already in the know, the SkiGraphiks competition, which has three more segments between now and Feb. 15, encourages people to submit their graphic designs for a ski via the G3 web site. The top four designs are produced in limited-edition skis.

‘Fear and Loathing in Times Square” was chosen from a pool of more than 60 entries on several criteria. Curran’s design received the most votes by viewers on the contest site, was the favorite of Backcountry.com staffers, the co-sponsor of the first segment of the competition, and also deemed the best design by a panel of G3 judges. If you like, you can buy via Backcountry, and you'll see your boards within six weeks.

The graphic will be printed on the Manhattan ski, G3’s fattest ski of the 2010-11 season and the newest addition to the Descent series. Curran will take home a free pair of the skis.

The second round picked up on November 15, and participants have until December 14 to submit a new design, this time for G3’s Tonic ski. That limited-edition ski will be sold exclusively through MountainGear.com.

Here’s how it works: skiers can submit their designs at www.g3skigraphiks.com, the public gets to vote on them, and, like Curran, the winner each month will get a pair of G3 skis with their graphic on the topsheet.

In addition, during the first three months, the skis will be available on a limited basis to the public. Each online retailer affiliated with each respective month’s contest will take pre-orders for that particular limited-edition ski during the two weeks immediately after a winner is named. The skis will be delivered to anyone who buys it within 30 days of the close of ordering.

At the end of the contest, one of the designs will be chosen as Grand Prize winner by G3. In addition to skis, that artist will win a quiver of G3 gear, including their choice of telemark or alpine-touring bindings, as well as an AviTech shovel, Carbon probe, Alpinist climbing skins, a Bonesaw and G3 ski bag.

So no excuses, get the ideas flowing and show G3 what you've got…

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