Original Snowboard Art launches fourth annual online contest

Original Snowboard Art has just announced the launch of their fourth annual on-line art contest with a worldwide search for the best in original snowboard, and twin tip ski art.  The contest is open to amateur and professional artists anywhere in the world. 

Masterpiece in Motion (MIM) is an artistic competition created by US-based OriginalSnowboardArt.com. MIM is produced in association with the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival, the largest annual winter sports festival in North America held each April in Whistler, British Columbia. 

For 2009, Original Snowboard Art and Masterpiece in Motion is casting a worldwide call-for-submissions for the best original visual art and graphics for snowboard and twin tips canvas. 

Artists can enter by paying a modest fee for cash and other prizes.

The work of the 30 finalists will be profiled on the whistler2009.com and OriginalSnowboardArt.com websites and will be exhibited in front of an international audience in Whistler during the ten days of the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival. All winners will receive an Original Snowboard Art Topskin, in addition to cash prizes or honorariums.

"The art featured in past contests has been spectacular and uniquely expresses the exceptional creativity and vitality of the snowboard and ski community," says Chuck Ankeny, founding partner of Original Snowboard Art.

"The Masterpiece In Motion Snowboard and Skateboard Competition gives board and ski artists an incredible opportunity to present their art to a massive audience that shares their passion. We are excited to partner with the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival for a 4th year."

Registration and competition details can be found online by going to www.whistler2009.com or directly to www.OriginalSnowboardArt.com. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2009, at which point the art is judged by a jury of respected members of the creative and board riding communities. Value will be placed on successful presentation of the vitality and creative energy for which board riders of all disciplines are known.

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