FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The event title is
BL Blast Off Video Challenge Presented by GoPro
What are the Dates?
Video submissions open October 21st 2022 and entries will close 2nd December 2022
Voting closes 4th December 2022
Winners announced during finals week.
Eligibility – you must be 14 or under as of the 3rd December 2022
How many videos can I upload?
Kids can upload as many videos as they want.
What are the rules around the videos?
Videos can be be a maximum of 1 minute in length and any duration under that.
Any style of video can be uploaded. It could be edited or raw, have sound added or the live audio from the camera, it can be single wave and entered in the best wave category, a single move like a tube, Air or Wipeout.
Or it could just show a heap of STOKE and whatever puts smiles on faces and puts a smile on ours could win.
Who can enter?
Blast Off events are open to boys and girls 14 years and under as of the last day of the event window and from anywhere in the world.
Blast Off is not about being the best but about being your best, and helping you to do it and is open to all levels of surfers and the prize is being a part of a positive grom community focussed on surfing and living stoked.
How much does the video challenge cost?
$5.00 per upload in USD, and with unlimited uploads
What are the categories awarded?
The Divisions are 14s, 12s, 10s, 8s, 6s
There will be Weekly winners for most entertaining Clips of the Week.
Category winners, Best Wave, Worst Wipe Out, Best Tube, Best Air.
Kid who brings the STOKE awards
Peoples Vote Winner
The Experts Choice
And in 2022 we introduce two categories from our sponsor GoPro the “Best GoPro POV” for single waves shot on a GoPro camera and the “Best GoPro Edit” for an edit shot on a GoPro camera.
Final judging is done by a panel consisting of BL and some of the best young pro surfers in the world TBA
Where do I go to enter?
Entering and submitting videos is via www.bartonlynch.com
www.blblastoff.com.au is an information site
What hashtag do I use on social media?
What Platform is it hosted on?
www.bartonlynch.com and YouTube
When are videos uploaded?
Contestants upload videos to YouTube, then use the YouTube URL in the entry submission and we will approve videos at our earliest convenience each day.
Who are the sponsors
If I win how do I get my prizes?
All Prizes will be delivered by the sponsor to the winners address, and all winners will be notified by email.
Will I need to show proof of age?
Yes all prize winners will be required to provide proof of age via a screen shot emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
What is stoke?
Stoke is that feeling of joy and inspiration you receive from challenging yourself, progressing and growing.
It is the natural high you get from surfing and when we say we want to see your stoke we mean we want to feel your happiness that you get from riding waves.
Stoke is when you put a smile on other people’s faces.