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2008 Vorb Video Competition

The annual Vorb Video Competition is in progress luring up and coming talented filmmakers and bike riders out of the woodwork with over $8,000 in prizes from cycle component manufacturer SRAM and camera chain Hanafins. The competition has been running since 2005 and has already launched a number of filmmaking careers.

Entries are judged for riding styles by a panel of judges including 2 ex-World Champions, an Olympian and some of the most respected riders in New Zealand. A separate panel comprising of some of the biggest names in international mountain bike filming will be judging the filmmakers.

This is an excellent example of user generated content that sometimes meets or even exceeds professionally generated content. Current entries can be viewed here: http://www.vorb.org.nz/video-comp08.html