About Oakley Battle Clips

Oakley Battle Clips is a national surf clip competition designed to elevate the best young talent in Australian surfing and reward the unsung heroes behind the lens.

This four-round competition is the first man-on-man clip competition in Australian surfing, culminating in a surf trip to Hawaii for the top four finalists where you’ll star in the Oakley Battle Clips feature film.

The surfer with the best film part will walk away with $20k cash and $5k in Nikon camera gear for your filmer.

The competing Surfer needs to be an Australian Citizen and 29 years of age or under to to compete in this competition. Filmers can be any age, but they too must be an Australian Citizen.

Judging

All rounds of the Oakley Battle Clips will be judged by an expert panel consisting of Oakley representatives, Surfing Australia National Coach Andy King, and public opinion which will be determined by social media interactions – views, likes, comments and shares.

Prizes

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1st Place

The winning surfer receives:
– $20,000 AUD cash
– A trip to Hawaii (includes Flights, Accommodation, Transport, Meals and Insurance)
– A 2-3-minute part in a feature film
The winning filmer receives:
– $5,000 AUD of Nikon Product

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2nd, 3rd, 4th Place

The 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed surfers receive:
– A trip to Hawaii (includes Flights, Accommodation, Transport, Meals and Insurance)
– A 2-3-minute part in a feature film

HOW TO ENTER OAKLEY BATTLE CLIPS

STEP 1

Complete competition registration form available here and download the Oakley Battle Clips ‘entry pack’ consisting of music and Oakley Battle Clips bumpers. It is mandatory that all entries use only the music provided. This music has been purchased by the Promoter and is officially cleared for digital use. Use of this music by Entrants for the purposes of this competition is free of charge.

STEP 2

Upload your 1 min video clip complete with Oakley Battle Clips bumpers and cleared music to your personal Instagram page to complete your entry into the qualification round. All entries must tag the below:

#oakleybattleclips
@oakleysurfing
@mysurftv

Share your clip on Facebook and encourage likes, comments and shares to increase your chances of winning!

STEP 3

Top 16 qualifiers will advance to the next round – Man-on-Man Battles. You will be contacted directly by mySURF and will be required to provide the following additional clips over email:

1 clip of your ‘Best Air’
1 clip of your ‘Best Barrel’
1 clip of your ‘Best Turn’

mySURF will edit this footage into side-by-side battle format footage and supply it to you to post on your personal Instagram and share on Facebook.

STEP 4

Top 8 surfers will advance to the Semi-Finals. You will be contacted by mySURF and will be required to provide one clip of your ‘Best Ride’ (think futuristic combinations, big waves, long rides).

STEP 5

Top 4 surfers will progress to the Final. You will be flown to Hawaii to film the Oakley Battle Clips surf film in which you will have a 2-3min part which will be judged. The finalists will be notified by 22nd November and will be required to travel to Hawaii from the 5th to 19th December 2016.

STEP 6

The Oakley Battle Clips film will premiere at a special screening in Newcastle at the Nudie Australian Board Rider’s Battle final on February 17th 2017 where the overall winner will be announced!

CONTENT REQUIRED FOR THIS COMPETITION

ROUND 1: QUALIFICATION (ALL)

1 x Surf Edit video clip (1 min)

ROUND 2: MAN-ON-MAN BATTLES (TOP 16)

1 x ‘Best Air’ video clip
1 x ‘Best Barrel’ video clip
1 x ‘Best Turn’ video clip
1 x ‘Best Ride’ video clip

ROUND 3: SEMI-FINAL (TOP 8)

1 x ‘Best Ride’ video clip which can consist of anything from heaving barrels to progressive combinations

ROUND 4: FINAL (TOP 4)

1 x 2-3 min ‘Battle Clips Film part’ to be filmed in Hawaii

Content specifications:

Format: H264 (MP4, MOV) / Resolution: 1920x1080 / 25 frames per second.