Here are all detailed rules of the Contest.
There will be 7 jurors
which will select 2 winners
The 3rd winner
will be chosen by the public (all members of the Forum).
There are 3 boards to win, one per category
The model is by default the Extremecarver, last Gen. But the winners can get the Dual board if they prefer this model. It’s also possible to get the Extremecarver Pro, but at the condition of paying the difference in price. Of course size/flex can be selected by the winners.
The boards are delivered in European Union and Switzerland for free. Usual shipping costs are asked for other countries because the customs refuse commercial parcels of value 0 €.
- Best Riding – Choice of the jury
The award will be given to the whole crew of riders participating in the movie, or to the only rider of the movie if he is alone.
The prize should be shared with the filmmaker of course.
- Best Editing or Script – Choice of the jury
The award will be given to the editor of the film. The riders will deserve congratulations too.
- Public Award – Choice of the public
Everyone in the Forum could vote from 14 to 27 January, 2017, in a poll of the Forum.
The votes from the new members with 0 post during this period won’t be taken into account.
Based on the number of submissions, if a particularly good movie makes unanimity in the jury, it can win two awards. If there are many submissions, the organizers have the right to add a Special Award (with a 4th board to win of course).
The results will be announced publicly during the dinner of the 14th ExtremeCarving Session
, on Saturday 28 January, 2017
. The films will be screened during this party.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE ?
Anyone, with the exception of the 7 jurors, can participate in the Contest.
The Swoard team riders and Swoard EC instructors can appear in the movies. They are excluded from the Award of "Best Riding", but not the other riders who could be shown in the same film with them. So the jury has to distinguish clearly the various riders. Nobody is excluded from the two other Awards (except the jury of course).
The submission deadline is 14 January, 2017, 11:59 pm GMT
Simply post your film in YouTube
when you want till this deadline. Some people prefer to wait till last minute, some others are too impatient to show their work.
Then please send the following Entry Information by e-mail to email@example.com
- title of the film
- link to YouTube or Vimeo
- author contact details: name, e-mail address, phone
- information about the author(s) and the rider(s)
- film description, location(s), etc.
We could contact you for getting a DVD or organizing a file transfer.
Multiple submissions by the same director and/or production team are accepted, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate completed Entry Information. The different versions must use different footages and music of course.
By submitting an entry to the Contest, the filmmaker gives the Swoard Film Contest permission to use all submitted materials, including but not limited to film stills, descriptions, and film screening history in any and all forms of media for the express purpose of the Contest. The movies will also be made available on the Swoard Web site with clear mention of the filmmaker.
- The film total running time should be in between 2 and 5 minutes, including front and back credits.
- The film should be about extremecarving, the technique developed by Swoard, with hard boots or soft boots. It also can be about freeriding.
- The boards used in the film should be of course Swoard Extremecarver or Swoard Dual.
The entry should be the entrant's original work and should not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties.
The Contest organizers reserve the right not to screen a film for any reason which they deem valid.
The list of the 7 jurors will be given here in autumn 2016.
The idea is to get 7 members of 7 countries (2 continents), so there is no favoritism or nationalism.
The chosen persons will be some most active moderators of the Forum, some good riders and at least one girl.
We want diversity!
From 14 to 27 January 2017, check this Forum for voting in a poll.
If you have any question, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org
or ask it in this thread. Along to your comments, some rules could be slightly adjusted if necessary, but in any case we will keep you informed here.
WHERE TO WATCH THE SUBMITTED MOVIES ?
We are going to keep an updated list in the Forum with all the submitted movies.
You can submit your movie as soon as possible if you want to share it already (recommended), or you can wait till the deadline on 14 January, 2017. At this date, the list will be updated for the last time and the poll for the Public Award will be opened.
Good luck to all participants
The Swoard team