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KIFFOR BERG AND TED DAVENPORT CAPTURE TOP PRIZE IN THE 4th ANNUAL NEPSA VIDEO & ART AWARDS IN ASPEN
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Saturday, 7 October 2006
Aspen/Snowmass, CO, October 6, 2006 – Kiffor Berg and Ted Davenport took home first prize at last night’s NEPSA Video & Art Awards. The NEPSA Video & Art Awards kicked-off The Meeting last night at the Wheeler Opera House. A total prize purse of $3,500 was awarded.
Point It, their winning film, was a parody of the movie Point Break, and had the audience laughing out loud throughout, only to gasp in awe when Davenport’s base jump goes awry and he crashes into a cliff face.
Mark and Paul Stover’s film, done in conjunction with Matt Hobbs, took second place, and Wyatt Stasinos and Aaron Hooper took placed third and won $500.
The event was hosted by local favorites, two-time World Freeskiing Champion Chris Davenport and Winter X Games snowboarding champ Travis McLain. The two personalities guided the evening’s program to a sold out crowd. Judging the ten film submissions were Snowboard magazine’s Jeff Baker, Powder magazine’s Tess Weaver, action filmmaker Curt Morgan, founder of Teton Gravity Research Dirk Collins, and Senior Ambassador Lifestyle Marketing for Target Corporation, Troy Michaels.
Athletes participating in the NEPSAs were responsible for managing every aspect of their video. Some shot, produced and edited their own piece, while others chose to select and work with a team. They used video, photography and music to interpret this year’s theme, a Magic 8 Ball prop, which was required to appear in each piece.
This year, in partnership with the Aspen Art Museum (AAM), the ActionSportsArt Exhibition featured artworks made by some of the Valley’s most creative painters, videographers, photographers and sculptors. Each artist was hand-picked by AAM staff to create a piece integrating action sports.
Jennifer Outwater’s sculptures using found objects covered in rawhide was voted the people’s favorite and took home $1,500.
Aspen/Snowmass’ The Meeting continues throughout the weekend and includes top ski and snowboard films with athlete autograph signings, producer appearances and parties. Go to www.aspensnowmass.com
for a full event schedule.
Aspen Skiing Company operates the four mountains in the Aspen/Snowmass area – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk – as well as the award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen. The area offers unparalleled nightlife and off-slope activities as well. Aspen/Snowmass is accessible by two of the most convenient airports in the mountains – Aspen Sardy Field (ASE) (3 miles from Aspen) and Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) (70 miles from Aspen). For more information on Aspen Skiing Company, please call 800-525-6200 or 970-925-1220, or visit the company’s website at www.aspensnowmass.com