JACKSON, Wyo. (April 3, 2017) - Teton Gravity Research (TGR), the global leader in action and adventure sports media, announced today the launch of its 8th Annual TGR Grom Contest. This heated competition and well sought-after title seeks to find the best of the best in skiing and snowboard youth, giving those under 18 the chance to be discovered and kick off their action sports career.
The grand prize includes one-year sponsorships from Fischer Skis and 686 and the chance to film with TGR. Additionally, the winner’s edit will be shown at all the 2017 global winter film tour stops, he/she will score a trip to a 2018 Freeride World Tour competition and a week at Windells camp.
Take Parkin Costain, the 2015 Grom Contest winner’s word for it, who explained that winning the comp was one of the best learning experiences of his life. “Getting to shoot in Jackson with the TGR crew gave me a great look at the professional filming world. They know what they’re doing! I’ve learned that you have to be willing to wait for everything to come together for professional results - weather, snow, safety, mental focus etc. Don’t rush it,” explained Costain.
In addition to the grand prize, starting today and running until July 31st, skiers and riders under 18 can submit an edit on TGR’s community page, the Stash, and share a teaser on Instagram to go in for weekly and monthly prize packages from partners: Fischer Skis, 686, IFSA, evo, Rome Snowboards, Jones Snowboards, Pret Helmets and Dakine. Prize winners will be chosen by a panel of judges, including TGR cinematographers and top athletes like Jeremy Jones, Angel Collinson, Ian McIntosh and Sammy Luebke.
Costain continued with advice for this year’s Grom Contest hopefuls, “you really don’t need to use all of your footage from the year, just take the highlights and put them together. Brief and exciting is far better than long and mediocre,” he says. “If you’re still shooting don’t forget a tripod. Nobody likes shaky footage. Keep it fun.”
“With so many talented young athletes out there today, we want to give those athletes the chance to be discovered,” says TGR’s CEO and co-founder, Todd Jones. “The Grom Contest is a unique way to connect with our younger fans and also allows us to continue to fuel the passion that led us to start TGR in the beginning. In addition to celebrating today’s top athletes, TGR is dedicated to lifting up and giving jump-starts to the athletes of tomorrow.”
Complete contest details can be found here: www.tetongravity.com/grom
About Teton Gravity Research
Teton Gravity Research is the leading brand in action and adventure culture media. TGR’s world-class storytelling has captivated audiences for more than 21 years. With a global, multi-channel footprint, a thriving millennial audience, award-winning multimedia film projects, a rapidly growing experiential platform, and unprecedented viral content, Teton Gravity Research is one of the fastest growing media brands on the planet. TGR is a proud member of Surfrider Foundation, 1% For The Planet, BICEP, IMBA, and Protect Our Winters. For more information on TGR, visit TetonGravity.com.