Video Challenge FAQ’s

The official event title is – The BL Blast Off Video Challenge Presented By GoPro

What are the Dates?

Video submissions open September 15th 2021 and entries will close 3rd November 2021
Voting closes 6th November 2021
Winners announced 8th November 2021
Eligibility – you must be 14 or under as of the 3rd November 2021

How many videos can I upload?

Kids can upload as many videos as they want throughout the event window but there is a limit of 2 video submissions per day.

What are the rules around the videos?

Videos can be a maximum of 1 minute in length and any duration under that. 
Any style of video can be uploaded. It could be edited or raw, have sound added or the live sound from the camera, it can be a single wave and entered in the best wave category, a single move like a tube, Air or Wipeout. 
Or it could just show a heap of STOKE and whatever puts smiles on faces and puts a smile on ours could win. 

Who can enter?

Blast Off events are open to boys and girls 14 years and under as of the last day of the event window and from anywhere in the world. 
Blast Off is not about being the best but about being your best and helping you to do it and in that way is open to all levels of surfers and the prize is being a part of a positive grom community focussed on surfing and living stoked.

How much does the video challenge cost?

2021 entry fee is currently being considered and will be announced soon.

What are the categories awarded?

There will be daily winners for the Most Entertaining Clips and weekly High Performance winners.
Category winners, Best Wave, Worst Wipe Out, Best Tube, Best Air.
The kid who brings the STOKE awards
Most Improved Boy and Girl
Peoples Vote Winner
The Experts Choice 
The judging panel will be announced soon.

Where do I go to enter?

Entering and submitting videos is via www.bartonlynch.com 
www.blblastoff.com.au is an information portal

What hashtag do I use on social media?

#blblastoff 

What Platform is it hosted on?

When are videos uploaded to the event page?

We will upload videos as soon as they have been approved for publication.

Who are the sponsors?

GoPro
Boost Mobile 
Perfect Wave 
Surf Lakes 
Hurley 
Lost Mayhem Surfboards 
Channel Islands Surfboards 
SharkBanz 
Spy Optics
Future Fins
SunBum 
Amazon Power  
Mink Systems 
Beecraft
Mexicano
Catch Surf
UFO wax 

If I win how do I get my prizes?

All Prizes will be delivered by the sponsor to the winner’s address, and all winners will be notified by email.

Will I need to show proof of age?

Yes all prize winners will be required to provide proof of age via a screenshot emailed to [email protected] 

What is stoke?

Stoke is that feeling of joy and inspiration you receive from challenging yourself, progressing and growing.
It is the natural high you get from surfing and when we say we want to see your stoke we mean we want to feel your happiness that you get to go to the beach and ride the ocean’s energy.
Stoke is when you put a smile on other people’s faces.