European boardwear brand Protest announced today the extension of its main sponsorship of The Oakley Arctic Challenge (TAC). An important part of the sponsorship is the innovation of a new photo contest. All photographers who have attended TAC are invited to submit their best action and lifestyle shots. Great prizes, arts and prestige at stake!

The best 8 photos will be displayed at The Arctic Challenge restaurant and party location in downtown Oslo during the TAC week. Renowned European street artist will transform 2 winning photographs into pop-art pieces as the riding is happening in the arena.

One of the artist is Eelco van den Berg, who has received a D&AD Silver award nomination for his work, in additions to many other exhibions. Check out his webpage at

The jury consists of: Jury chairman: Odd Harald Hauge, chairman of the board at The Arctic Challenge Nick Hamilton: photo editor, Transworld snowboarding Danny Burrows: chief Editor, and self-facillitating media node. Onboard snowboarding magazine Jody Koenders: team manager Protest boardwear

In addition to 5000 EUROs prize money for the winners, Protest and TAC are offering flights, hotel and food program for all nominated candidates. All photographers that have attended TAC since the conception in 1999 can submit pictures. To avoid work overload for the jury, photographers can only submit one photo in each category (action & lifestyle). Out of 8 nominees, two winning photographs will be decided at a final jury meeting at TAC.

Photographers can submit pictures by e-mailing {encode="" title=""}. Deadline is December 15, but the earlier you do your job the easier you make the jury’s job…

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