To unearth these future champions, Quiksilver and Roxy have set up this contest, open to all young riders, boys and girls, between 8 and 14 years of age.
The goal? To bring the young new talents through the ranks and integrate them into the prestigious Quiksilver team, with a renewable one-year contract. The finalists will also win VIP access to the Winter X Games Europe. Held in Tignes, this is tone of the heaviest shred contest on the planet. They will also bag an invitation to a summer training camp.
Rookies amped on the idea will have to go through three stages of selection:
1) January 2011 – Web Pre selection
Around 50 of the riders will be chosen on the basis of their uploaded files, photos, videos of their best tricks
and a short biog, which must all be uploaded to www.quiksilver.com. Registrations will start in December.
2) February 2011 – European Rounds - ‘Happy Riding Days’
Six European stations are accommodating our ‘Happy Riding Day’ rounds at which the 50 pre-selected candidates will participate. During the Happy Riding Day, the kids must impress the judges and the godfathers of their sport with their tricks but also with their personality. Each one will feature in a video, which will be submitted to an internet vote and also to the stars of Team Quiksilver and Roxy. This will narrow the selection down to 18 finalists (12 Boys, 6 girls) to challenge for the final of the Quiksilver & Roxy Radar.
3) Final of the Quiksilver & Roxy Radar at the Winter X Games Europe
The final of the Quiksilver & Roxy Radar will run alongside the Winter X Games Europe (16-18 March) in Tignes. The 18 finalists will fight it out at an ultimate jam session under the watchful eyes of Mathieu Crépel, double Snowboard World Champion and Torah Bright, Olympic Snowboard Champion, among other high profile riders.
All will be invited to be VIP guests of Quiksilver and Roxy during the Winter X Games Europe along with their chosen coach but only the four winning finalists will receive their trophy from the hands of their idols, and the dream prize of one year’s sponsorship from Team Quiksilver or Roxy, and participation at a summer camp.
Entries and information at quiksilver.com