Every year since 2010, TGR has challenged talented groms to produce and submit a video showcasing their skiing and/or riding. This year is no exception, and we're now accepting submissions from the next generation of skiers and snowboarders until August 31st at tetongravity.com/grom. Entrants compete for one of two Grand Prizes (one male and one female) and for a runner-up prize (of which there is only one). Each month we'll choose a favorite edit to win a TGR apparel prize pack. To be eligible, post your submission to social media with the #TGRgrom hashtag.
The Grand Prizes include a featured spot on TGR’s upcoming film tour, a full ski or snowboard setup, and a TGR apparel prize pack. The runner-up prize is a full ski or snowboard setup and an apparel prize pack.
The rules are simple: Athletes may submit one sub-three-minute ski or snowboard edit per week. Submissions must include the Grom Contest bumper (available here). Participants must have the rights to all music used in their edit(s) and must secure permission from filmers to submit their footage. The contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.
Participants must have been under the age of 18 on May 1st, 2019. Participants aged 12 or under must have a parent or legal guardian submit their edit and submit this signed waiver to confirm that they have read and agree to these rules.
Teton Gravity Research athletes, staff and production team members will review the videos and pick the first place and grand prize winners. Members of the TGR production team will choose the monthly winners. Quality of action and level of riding are the main deciding factors. A tight edit with your best footage will probably score better with the judges. Length of video is not a deciding factor. We need to see enough to see your skills.
If you're looking for a little inspiration or just wondering what has done well in previous years, here are some of our favorite submissions:
Mammoth Mountain Terrain Park. Photo: Mammoth Mountain It’s the height of summer: beaches, bonfires and sunbathing abound. But you’re a ski bum, and you don’t like any of those things; you want to be on the mountain. So here we are, serving your addiction to getting pulled down hills of frozen water by gravity - you weirdo. We’re enablers, we know, but we don’t really care, so here are the two ski resorts in the U.S. you can still get your fix. Mammoth
Black bear at Omni Mount Washington Resort. Photo: Omni Mount Washington Resort You probably think that you’re pretty classy. You bought your tux for your prom ten years ago, planning to return it, but after Sally Johnson had too much of the punch at pre-prom and spilled an entire plate of lasagna on you, the shop refused to take it back. Now, it hangs in your closet, baptized by an aging red stain that somehow still smells of that fateful night. But you’ll be damned if you let it go to
Marine biologists seem to keep scoring the jackpot with deep water cameras. OceanX recently got some uncomfortably close footage of a bluntnose six-gill shark while doing research in a submarine. Thankfully, no sharks were swallowed whole by a giant fish in this video—yeah we’re talking about you grouper fish, you sneaky bastard. RELATED: Ocean Ramsey Swims with Massive Great White Shark