Tuesday, April 17, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Awards to Aspiring Snowboard Designers at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe

Out of 675 entries to The Art on Burton’s Open Snowboard Design Contest, Helen Day Art Center selected 20 of the strongest snowboard designs. HDAC honored four adults and sixteen youth, who got recognition and some serious prizes, including three recipients who took home a brand new snowboard from Burton, the presenting sponsor of the exhibition.

While winning snowboards, gift certificates, and class scholarships is an incentive, perhaps the biggest reward for these emerging designers was to get their work in front of several of the top snowboard industry designers in Vermont, including Lance Violette of Violette Design, Stowe; Evan Rose of Burton; and Dennis Healy of Burton. All three were on hand for the award ceremony and happy to talk with several of the contestants.

The Center received 675 submissions from four states - Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Vermont - and from Canada.The design competition was a project of The Art on Burton exhibition which ran through April 15th at the Art Center in Stowe.