(Los Angeles, CA – August 11, 2009) BNQT Media Group and Coast Body Wash are proud to announce Tom Wallisch as the Grand Prize Winner of Coast-Make Me Famous, a video ski/snowboard sponsorship contest www.Coast-MakeMeFamous.com. Not only being the most technical and clean, Tom Wallisch's 4-minute edit of style and skill had our judges hooting and wanting more. Filmed throughout the 08/09 winter in Squaw Valley, Salt Lake City and Copper Mountain, Wallisch's edit was deemed as the recipient of a 1-year sponsorship with Coast and a cool $20,000.
"It's sort of ironic that Tom skis away as the grand prize winner, because he was already a pretty famous athlete," says Danny Spyra, BNQT Marketing / Project Manager. "But in a contest that recognizes talent above all else, Tom is a worthy champion." You'll see Wallisch on the slopes rocking his new Coast Body Wash stickers and riding in all the big winter '09/10 events.
Throughout the competition there were unknowns that blew minds with their amazing tricks, which is partially why we wanted to crown someone as the Top Amateur. Whether it was jibbing rails or launching huge airs in his creative edit, there was no reason not to crown Marc Moline as the king of the amateurs.
In a contest where 87% of the entries were male, we needed to show some love to the female shredders out there. After lengthy discussions and an influx of skill, the Best Chick award goes to Joanna Dzierzawski. Hailing from South Lake Tahoe, Joanna aka "Pnut" will be stoked to find out she's getting gear from Bern, Dragon and Skull Candy.
While other prizes were awarded for what you landed, the Worst Crash award recognized a special someone that didn't pull anything. After watching Andrae Cameron's edit and being glad it wasn't us, we knew we had a champ. Congrats to Mr. Cameron for taking the unproven path to stardom.
This wraps up a successful Make Me Famous contest for both BNQT Media Group and Coast Body Wash. A huge thanks goes out to Coast Body Wash for throwing this contest and Bern, Dragon and Skull Candy for getting on board as well. Thanks to all who registered and participated in the Coast-Make Me Famous contest!