Enter to win! New Build of the Month Contest
Year long contest with monthly & grand prizes
Swaylock’s Build of the Month is a new monthly contest celebrating surfboards and the people that make them.
Once a month, submit your entry by posting your favorite completed build to Instagram tagged with #SwaysBOTM or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should have 3-5 images (or a video) showing progress and completion of your build. Also include a title for your build and a description.
Submissions are compiled and sent to Swaylocks’ 17,000 newsletter subscribers for voting. The winner for that month will be announced two weeks later.
At the end of the year we’ll have a final subscriber vote for Build of the Year chosen from the monthly winners.
Build of the Month: Swaylock’s T-shirt, sticker & other prizes from our sponsors
Build of the Year:
1st Place: $1000
2nd Place: $250
3rd Place: $50
Note: Sponsor contributed prizes to be announced soon. Contact me if you want to contribute prizes to Build of the Month, I’ll be adding sponsors all year long.
Entering the Contest
This contest is open to any and all builders. That means beginners to pros and everyone in between. The Swaylock’s community is quick to reward effort and creativity — so posting good, compelling imagery along with some great writing should go a long way with voters.
Surfboards, SUPs, paddleboards, foils, fins, paipos, hand-planes. Anything surfcraft related really. CAD/CNC shapes are fine, but the finished product should demonstrate hand-finishing. Your build must be a completed project — not a work-in-progress.
Submission must include a minimum of three and maximum of five images (or a video) and show both work-in-progress and the completed build. Please include a title and description of your build. One submission per month.
Post your images or video and description to instagram with the hashtag #SwaysBOTM. Or simply email it to email@example.com.
More questions? Use the comments below, email me or hit me up in the Discord forums.
Some other updates…
The new forums on Discord are off to an incredible start. 230 people have joined with both old and new members showing up! Fresh topics and threads are being added up daily.
The new format is great. Sharing images and videos is easy. Posting and replying is quick and interactive. Overall, I find the format way more interactive and engaging and I’m very stoked about where it’s headed.
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Thanks for reading and until next time, start pulling your build together and consider entering the Build of the Month!
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