Design the Modern Board: Deadlines approaching in Design Within Reach snowboard competition

The "Intent to Submit" deadline for the 4th Annual Design the Modern Board competition is Friday, March 19, and the entry deadline is April 2.

The contest, sponsored by Design Within Reach and Never Summer, benefits the Snowboard Outreach Society, and the winner will get a one-off Never Summer board featuring the new graphics.

The entries will be on view at the DWR Studio in Cherry Creek on April 3. Entry details after the jump.


Design the Modern Board: 2010 Competition

Calling all designer-boarders: Want to see your very own design on a powder-ready snowboard? Design Within Reach's Denver Studio invites you to participate in our 4th annual Design the Modern Board competition, sponsored by Never Summer Snowboards and benefiting SOS Outreach.

Graphic designers - both established and aspiring-- throughout the Rocky Mountain region and beyond are invited to submit an original modern snowboard design. The designs will be unveiled to the public for a final vote at the Studio on Saturday, April 3, 2010. The Best in Show graphic will be produced as a one-off snowboard by Never Summer Snowboards ( and given to the winner. The first and second runners up will receive a trophy of their graphics in the form of a snowboard top sheet film produced by Never Summer.

Check out the board template and art guidelines, then email your name, company name (if applicable) and Intent to Submit to [email protected] no later than March 19, 2010. SOS Outreach and DWR logos must be incorporated into your design.

Click here to download the board template and art guidelines.
Click here to download the DWR logo.
Click here to download the SOS logo.

Physical submissions must be clearly marked with your name and be received at DWR 's Denver Studio (2500 E. Second Ave., Suite 120, Denver, CO 80206) by 10 am on April 2. Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 720.407.0000.

Even if you don't have a design to submit, you won't want to miss the judging event Saturday, April 3 from 6-9pm. Chill and enjoy the night with beats by DJ Chonz, a large prize raffle, refreshments by Mondo Vino and Red Bull, and a tasty food selection courtesy of Wahoo's Fish Taco. Your suggested $12 cash donation will benefit SOS Outreach (, a nonprofit organization that helps at-risk kids get out on the slopes.   

Have fun.  We look forward to seeing your design.

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Colin Bane
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