Teton Village, Wyo. — Multimedia action sports brand Teton Gravity Research announces the details for The Co-Lab, the open source freeskiing project created for the new generation of athletes and filmmakers. Offering the biggest cash purse in freeskiing history, The Co-Lab will award $100,000, winner-take-all, for the best athlete edit from the 2012-'13 ski season.
The filming window is now open and the contest is simple. Skiers will upload their winter 2012-'13 edits to TetonGravity.com, users will vote for the top 18, and an industry panel will select three Wild Cards. Those Top 21 athletes will then cast their own votes, in order of importance from most favorite to least favorite. The results from the Top 21 will determine the overall $100,000 winner, additional category winners (categories TBA), and the top 12 who will be featured in The Co-Lab film.
November 1, 2012 – May 31, 2013: Filming/Editing Window
May 1 – midnight May 31, 2013: Submission Period
June 10 – July 15, 2013: Public Voting
July 19, 2013: Announce Top 21
July 22 – August 9, 2013: Top 21 Athlete Voting
Sept 20, 2013: Release Film and Announce Winners
"The goal of The Co-Lab is to provide a platform for all skiers, known and unknown, to showcase their talents, express their creativity, and share it with the world," says Steve Jones, TGR co-founder. "The Co-Lab will bring the ski community together and give everyone a chance to participate. In addition to putting up a $100,000 cash prize, we put a lot of consideration into making sure people could use their footage for other projects."
About Teton Gravity Research
One of the fastest growing brands in the action sports industry, TGR has produced 30 award-winning feature-length films, numerous television series for Showtime, NBC, Outside TV, Fox Sports, and Fuel TV, as well as national television commercial spots. Known for its cutting edge media and lifestyle clothing line, TGR works with the top athletes in their respective disciplines, capturing, celebrating, and bringing to life the passion and enthusiasm associated with adventure sports. TGR is a proud member of 1% For The Planet and strongly believes in protecting the environment in which the team works and plays. For more information on TGR visit TetonGravity.com, one of the leading online destinations and communities in the action sports industry.