Nola Svoboda Wins Skigraphiks Round 3

Congratulations to Nola Svoboda on winning Round 3 of G3's Skiraphiks contest! Round 3 featuring the ZenOxide ski and retail partner BentGate.com just wrapped up on Nov 30, and we're already well into the 4th and final round with Backcountry Mangazine.

"Compound of Enlightenment” is the perfect name for the winning graphic on the ZenOxide ski after the third round of G3’s Skigraphiks contest. The ZenOxide, our ultra-lightweight-yet-fat touring ski, will soon be available for purchase with this winning topsheet through BentGate.com.

Hoping to perfectly capture the meaning of “ZenOxide,” the winning artist, Nola Svoboda of Grand Junction, CO, used an image of oxidized metal as the backdrop with graphics of mountain reflections, nature and the Japanese symbol for “Zen.” Her graphic is meant to reflect the feeling of peacefulness and solitude a backcountry skier might experience on a tour.

Svoboda is most excited to use her new ZenOxide skis on longer tours and hut trips in the San Juan Mountains. “I love to ski the deep powder, and, with its size and weight, I have a feeling the G3 ZenOxide is going to be a wonderful touring ski for me,” she said.

In order to have their designs considered, contestants submited a topsheet graphic for the G3 ZenOxide Ski via the Skigraphiks website, and the public voted on their favorite design. The winning design, “Compound of Enlightenment,” was one of the most popular among viewers on the contest site, was the favorite of BentGate.com staffers, the co-sponsor of the third segment of the competition, and also deemed the best design by a panel of G3 judges.

The graphic will be printed on the ZenOxide ski, part of G3’s Mountain Series designed for easy backcountry touring and fun ski descents. Svoboda will take home a free pair of the skis and a limited number will  be available for pre-order exclusively on BentGate.com. Skis will be delivered to Svoboda and others who order them within six weeks.

The third round of the contest closed on November 30, but you still have one final chance to win. The last round began on December 1 and participants have until December 31 to submit a new design, this time for G3’s Infidel ski.

Actually, make that 2 more chances to win! The grand-prize winner, chosen two weeks after the last contest ends on December 31, will receive a ski package valued at over $1,400. The package will include a pair of skis with their winning top-sheet graphic, as well as G3 skins and G3 bindings. The skis will be shipped between six and twelve weeks after announcing each winner.

Enter the Skigraphiks contest now while you have the chance. Design, Upload, Share and Win.

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