Burton Snowboards announce limited edition 2014 Burton Backyard Collection

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Burton Snowboards has linked up with design community Blank You Very Much (BYVM) in order to create the first-ever, limited-edition winter 2014 Burton Backyard Collection. The board graphics were chosen via a contest held by BYVM last winter, with the winning artist Simon Riviere now featured on two new Burton snowboard models, the ‘Speakeasy,’ and the ‘Moonshine.’ The limited run of boards was created by hand last summer, and can be found only in a host of hand-picked snowboard shops world wide.

Due to the overwhelming success of the first project, Burton and BYVM are getting set for round two: the second annual Backyard Collection Design Contest kicks off today. For this year’s contest,  three new board shapes are in the game for winter 2015: the Show Dog, an all-mountain freestyle board that’s being developed by Burton pro rider Jussi Oksanen; the Street Sweeper led by Burton pro rider Jeremy Jones; and the Tattletale, Burton pro rider Kimmy Fasani’s all-new, all-mountain board. Jussi, Kimmy, and Jeremy will choose their favorite artwork, and the 2015 boards will once again be handmade at Craig’s in Vermont.

The new, limited edition 'Moonshine' and 'Speakeasy' snowboards The new, limited edition ‘Moonshine’ and ‘Speakeasy’ snowboards

For more on the contest, and how you can get involved, read on:

Los Angeles (October 3, 2013) Burton Snowboards and crowd-sourcing design platform, Blank You Very Much (BYVM), are proud to announce that the first-ever, limited-edition winter 2014 Burton Backyard Collection is now available at a hand-picked list of snowboard shops worldwide.

Here’s what the pro rider judges had to say about what they’re looking for this year’s Backyard contest snowboard models. Jussi Oksanen, judge for the Show Dog said, “I’m liking retro tourism posters, or high-contrast photos, and original patterns with bold logos and lettering.”

Jeremy Jones also has a clear idea of what he wants, “No kids’ drawings, naked chicks, or alcohol bottles. I’m looking for old school oil cans, garage sign art with hand painted lettering…random things that don’t go together,” said Jeremy Jones, judge for the Street Sweeper.

And Burton team rider Kimmy Fasani, judge for the Tattletale said, “I’d like something a little spicy and not girly…a graphic that breaks the mold for what’s normally seen on women’s products.”

To enter and view the official contest rules, visit blankyouverymuch.com and download the official assets from Burton Snowboards along with the creative objective, which will be used to create a unique snowboard design. Entries will be accepted at www.blankyouverymuch.com through October 31st, 2013. Riders are also welcome to register for a BYVM community membership and vote on their favorite designs between November 1st and 15th.

Head to burton.com for a list of shops where you can find the 2014 Backyard Boards, and don’t forget to register at blankyouverymuch.com to stay up on the 2014 contest.

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