Elan Snowboards is proud to announce the name of the winner of the Elan Chicas Notebook competition: a lengthy round of applause and a standing ovation go out to Neža Peterca, from Mengeš, Slovenija.
Now in its second year, the ever-popular Elan Chicas Notebook competition once again invited visitors to elanchicas.com to upload scans or images of their most creative diary and notebook pages.
After receiving tons of entries throughout the two-month competition window, the Elan Chicas team riders including Lisa Filzmoser, Conny Bleicher and Dominique Vallée spent a good few hours sifting through all of the entries and debating the merits of the best submissions before singling out Neža as the overall winner.
Impressed by the extraordinary depth and quality of entries, Elan Chicas team rider Dominique Vallée said: "It was so tough picking out just one winner, but unfortunately that's what we had to do. Neža's entry was inspiring and creative, and captured perfectly the spirit of the Elan Chicas program. She's a worthy winner, that's for sure!"
As a reward for her winning efforts, Neža will spend an exciting day at the Elan Snowboards headquarters where she'll experience a personal tour of the Elan Snowboards factory. While she's there, Neža will also enjoy an opportunity to meet the Chicas crew and designers, and will assume a credited role in the creation of the new Elan Chicas notebook, in which her entry will take pride of place on the inside front cover!
Fellow Chicas team rider and judge Conny Bleicher was equally blown away by the imagination of the entries, saying: "It's never easy picking a winner when the standard is so high, so it was great that we could also select 19 runner-up entrants. Those 19 submissions will be featured in the next Elan Chicas notebook, while every single entrant in the competition will also receive a free copy of the notebook! It's our special way of saying thank you for taking part in this inspiring competition!"
See the gallery with the best pages of the 2009 Elan Chicas Notebook competition HERE