Panos Manaras and photographer, Ronnny Skevis’ amazing footplant photo made it into the finals and is down to 5 others for the new World of X Games presents the Zoom Photography contest. To make it down to 6 of all the amazing photos is huge! Full details are below and you can vote for Panos/ Skevis HERE now!
“Panos Manaras is an all-terrain rider who is always in search of creative spots to unleash his skills on. This photo was taken last summer during the ‘Manaras 24/7 project.’ We sailed with Panos and Sergio Layos to some Greek islands in search of untamed places to ride. This location, Sarakiniko beach on Milos Island, was one of the most original places we found. Volcanic rocks shaped by wind and waves gave the impression of being on the moon. Panos found this natural transition and did a no hands, a barspin and a tailwhip air, but with this opposite footplant he was facing straight down the edge.” — Ronny Skevis
1. Online Zoom-style gallery on XGames.com, with a fan voting component during the week of X Games to determine overall winner, running July 5th to July 15th, the contest period.
2. Onsite “Lightbox” style large format print in the X Games base area July 12-16th, driving attendees to vote in the contest
3. A print feature in ESPN the Magazine during the contest week to promote voting and/or a wrap up piece celebrating the winner and finalists in an issue to follow (currently TBA).
4. Secondary smaller print on the TV set so that hosts can do broadcast call outs to promote the contest (or just cut to the image in the broadcast)
5. Finally, potentially use the image to promote the next version of the contest (coming January 2018 for X Games Aspen)
Here is a brief recap of how all of the above was implemented in Aspen on our last contest>>
Here is the last contest>>
Here is more background about the contest>>