Duncan Philpott is the final photographer to be added to the lineup of world-class photographers for the 2013 Deep Summer Photo Challenge at Crankworx Whistler, a mountain bike festival taking place August 9-18, 2013.

Pinkbike.com fans voted Philpott the winner of the Deep Summer Wildcard contest with the biggest numbers the contest has seen to date, gathering more than 13,000 votes from users worldwide.

“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to join a group of photographers, many of whom I’ve respected since I first pointed a lens towards bikes,” says Philpott. The 21 year old Hampel Hampstead, UK native has been “toying with” photography for years, but didn’t begin to focus on mountain bike photography until his move to Sheffield for University a couple of years ago. “I look forward to the challenge and hope the next few weeks don’t drag on for too long while I wait for the contest to start!”

Photographers will have only three days to shoot anywhere between Squamish and Pemberton, including Whistler and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Philpott will be joining these invited pro photographers:

·         Scott Markewitz – http://www.scottmarkewitz.com/

·         Harookz – http://www.harookz.com/

·         Garrett Grove – http://www.garrettgrove.com/

·         Nicolas Teichrob – http://www.nicolasteichrob.com/

·         Bruno Long – http://www.facebook.com/BrunoLongPhotography

On Saturday, August 10, the photographers will rally their chosen athlete teams to embark on three days of intense shooting and editing. Slideshows will be handed in by the end of the day Tuesday, August 13. Then on Wednesday, August 14 each show will be presented to a live audience with first place taking home $5,000, second place $3,000, and third place $2,000.

The Deep Summer Photo Challenge will take place under the stars at the spectacular Whistler Olympic Plaza again in 2013. Priority seating and close sightlines to giant HD screens will be on offer with a number of ticketed seats available for $5. The area beyond the ticketed seating will be available for spectators to take in the Deep Summer Photo Challenge free of charge.

Stay tuned to www.crankworx.com for upcoming news.

Photo by Duncan Philpott courtesy of Crankworx.

SnowOnline Editor: Lori Knowles