Local Masterpiece in Motion winners chosen 

Submission deadline for international snowboard art contest approaches

The Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival announced the winners of its local Masterpiece in Motion art competition last week.

The contest called for submissions of art from local students based on a snowboard-shaped template.

Winners were judged in four age categories. Elementary school aged winners receive skateboards prizes, while secondary school winners receive Prior snowboards, all customized with their designs.

Four classes were also recognized for exemplary participation.

Winning designs are currently on display on the festival website www.whistler2005.com.

Local Masterpiece in Motion snowboard art contest winners

Grade K-2

Winner Noah Macleod (Spring Creek)

Runners Up Nicole Tobias (Myrtle Philip), KJ Kimura (Spring Creek)

Grade 3-6

Winner Riley Coombs (Myrtle Philip)

Runners Up Jordan Chew (Spring Creek), Grant Iles (Myrtle Philip), Samantha Shrimpton (Spring Creek), Jacob Jazic (Myrtle Philip)

Grade 7-9

Winner Lisa Laird (Whistler Secondary)

Runner Up Benita Gaucher (Ecole Passerelle)

Grade 10-12

Winner Raine Playfair (Whistler Secondary)

Runner Up Paige Harley (Whistler Secondary)

Class participation winners

Grade K-2 Mrs. Howe's Grade 1 Class (Myrtle Philip)

Grade 3-6 Mrs. MacDonald's Grade 6 Class (Spring Creek)

Grade 7-9 Mrs. Norrie's Grade 9 C-Block (Whistler Secondary)

Grade 10-12 Mrs. Norrie's Grade 9/10 B-Block (Whistler Secondary)

International art contest still in motion

The local Masterpiece in Motion art contest has wrapped up, but the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival’s international Masterpiece in Motion contest is still open for submissions.

The contest is being presented in partnership with Original Snowboard Art – a U.S. company that displays and brokers sales of art designs for snowboards through its website and recreates them in a "topskin" format for application on the boards.

Big cash prizes are on the line: $2,000 US for the winner with $2,250 US divided between three runners up and five honourable mentions. All winners receive a topskin with their design.

A jury of members from the snowboard community will select 30 Masterpiece in Motion finalists for display on the World Ski and Snowboard Festival website (www.whistler2005.com) for the duration of the festival, April 8-17, 2005.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony during the festival. The awards ceremony date has yet to be confirmed. A people’s choice award will also be given out to one of the 30 finalists based on online voting.

Masterpiece in Motion is accepting submissions until 4 p.m. PST on Tuesday, March 15. Artists are permitted up to two designs for the entry fee of $30 US. Submission guidelines and the official contest template can be accessed on the Original Snowboard Art website at www.originalsnowboardart.com.

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