Half-pipe specialist Dan Wakeham, the highest ranked UK male snowboarder and the first British male snowboarder to compete in the winter Olympics in 2006, has joined the judging panel for a competition where designers are invited to have their dream snowboard turned into a reality.

The UK’s premiere snowsports centre, The Snow Centre, based in Hemel Hempstead, and HEAD Snowboards have teamed up to launch a competition for designers to create the most outrageous snowboard design yet. The winner will see their creation transformed into a one of a kind HEAD Transit snowboard along with a pocketful of freestyle passes or lessons to put it through its paces on the best snow this side of the Alps.

Entrants are encouraged to showcase originality as well as design proficiency, laying down the most kaleidoscopic range of colours, shapes and text they can dream up. Judging the competition will be The Snow Centre’s director of snowsports Pete Gillespie, The Snow Centre’s park shapers and diggers with attitude, The DWA, and the design possy at the fiendishly hip free publication, Don’t Panic.

All competition details can be found at and entrants must register at to take part.