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Quiksilver Europe to launch first ‘innovation contest’ April 24, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Sports.

Athletes from all around the world are called to take part imagining the future of board and outdoor sport.

Quiksilver Europe is proud to launch the first edition of the Innovation Contest, the annual futuristic competition opened to progressive and passionate athletes everywhere, from professionals to amateurs.

On May 10, 2007 the contest will start with 4 months given to applicants to submit their best futuristic ideas or product concepts within the outdoor, board sports lifestyle category.

The product concepts submitted will be judged on real future innovations in design and technology, which has been, developed with users’ needs in mind and the lifestyle pursuits during sports and leisure activities.

To participate, applicants easily connect via: http://innovationcontest.quiksilver-europe.com or www.quiksilver-europe.com

The submission is simple, contestants can visualise and write about an innovative idea. Required files for each project submission are composed by 1 to 8 image files (Jpeg, 500kb max per image) illustrating the concept and 1 text file (Word or Pdf, 100 kb max) explaining the idea, the function and the characteristics.

September 27, 2007 a prestigious jury composed by celebrated leaders in the fields of design, sport and innovation will judge the 30 finalist and elect the 3 winners.

Awards of the contest > Presentation of the project at the ISPO Show in Munich on February, 2008. Winner > 1st prize 5000 €, 2nd prize 3000 €, 3rd prize 2000 €.

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