For 10 years, Level 1 have been searching high and low for the best off the radar skiing talent through a worldwide video entry competition, creating the kind of competition that unsponsered riders dream about. The hope is that the most up and coming talent will follow in the footsteps of previous winners (like Tom Wallisch) and go on to make a name for themselves in the ski video world. Pretty exciting stuff!
Year on year, the talent seems to be getting stronger and stronger, and with so much talent and creativity showing itself, the guys over at Level 1 claimed that this year’s judging process was nearing impossible. But with over 100 entries and with just 10 spots on offer to be invited to the Superunknown X shoot in Sun Vally, they got on and did the job.
Want to know how the 10 finalists were decided? Read on…
When you’ve got over 100 edits, with different styles, parks, snow conditions, filters and camera conditions, it’s pretty hard not to be completely subjective, but that’s something that Level 1 have embraced admitting that, for better or worse, they have devised the singular most subjective contest ever. That said, they’ve still endeavoured to keep the playing field fair, by making every person in their office watch every single entry. They then took average scores judged on personality, technical ability, style and overall impression . The top 45 were then put online for Level 1’s entire crew of athletes to review and state their top 10. The top 10 finalists were then born, while those in 11th to 30th were given semi-finalist spots. So there you have it.
Check out the final 10 video entries below. We’ve noticed they’re quite park heavy, which a few are inevitably complaining about, so let us know what you think? Who would you pick to earn a film part with Level 1?