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Revelstoke photo showdown Hot Lapse kicks off Freeride party weekend
Revelstoke’s third annual action sports photographer showcase has grown significantly this year, taking on bigger names, way bigger prizes and a bigger showcase venue.
Sarah ‘Red’ Peterson has organized the event since its start as the Revelstoke Photographer Showdown, when it was a volunteer-driven event with modest prizes.
Now called Hot Lapse, the event has picked up lots of sponsors, including key partnerships with RMR, Powder Magazine, Salomon, the Swatch Freeride World Tour, Arc’teryx, Dissent Labs and Tourism Revelstoke.
Peterson explains that means free RMR season passes for participating photographers, and a cash prize of $3,000 for first, $1,500 for second and $700 for third.
The event moves to the Roxy Theatre, Revelstoke’s traditional home to raucous ski and shred flik premieres.
The local and visiting photographers – Jim Harris, John Antoniuk, Reuben Krabbe, Steve Shannon, Todd Easterbrook and Zoya Lynch – have 72 hours this week to shoot and edit a slideshow of outdoor action sports images.
The images will be shared and featured in upcoming Revelstoke and Revelstoke Mountain Resort promotions, and a Revelstoke calendar.
“My hope is they’re coming up with unique and creative ways to showcase Revelstoke,” Peterson explains. “This whole competition is designed to push adventure tourism in Revelstoke with them having creative freedom to run with it.”
IMAGE: A page from the Mar. 5 Revelstoke Times Review. Inset, clockwise from bottom: Photographers participating in the Revelstoke Hot Lapse 72-hour photo competition are Jim Harris, Park City, Utah; Zoya Lynch, Revelstoke; Todd Easterbrook, Whistler; Steve Shannon, Revelstoke; Reuben Krabbe, Whistler; John Antoniuk, Revelstoke. Photos contributed by Hot Lapse
Although Revelstoke has made a big splash in ski and snowboard media since Revelstoke Mountain Resort opened, Peterson explains the resulting imagery will be a way to put forward a more in-depth view of the community through the action sports lens, something that showcases more than just deep powder and perfect lighting. (There will be lots of that, too.)
“I want to expose Revelstoke for being wicked,” Peterson puts it. The slide galleries will be featured online with lots of exposure via sponsors.
There are a whole bunch of social media tie-ins – including chances for you to win an Instagram contest this week – check out hotlapse.com for more.
The competition culminates in a 19+ licensed event at the Roxy Theatre this Friday, March 7 (Doors 6:30 p.m., show 7:30) – with drink proceeds to Revelstoke Canine Search & Rescue Society.
Past winners have been Mickey Ross and Royce Sihlis. Natalie Harris and Zoya Lynch have earned second place finishes.
Tickets are $10 in advance at Valhalla Pure Outfitters, $15 at the door.
The event is hosted by Scott Duke and Katie Burrell.
For more, see hotlapse.com.