X Games Photo Contest

Take a photo and you could win 2 passes to the X Games!

General Concept:

The Austin Chronicle and X Games Austin are teaming up for an online photo contest. In this photo-sharing contest, participants can submit personal pictures of any "extreme sport" taking place in Texas. Users vote on the gallery of pictures, the Top 5 most voted ("liked") photos are submitted to Austin Chronicle judges, and the judges will decide the winning photo.

In order to include as many people as possible, we are adopting a liberal meaning for "extreme sport." Extreme sport - any activity where a passerby may stop in their tracks and say "Daaaang."

Examples of acceptable photos would include a picture of a person skateboarding, attempting to eat a mountain of spare ribs, dirt biking, juggling three electric guitars, climbing, or riding a mechanical bull in a tuxedo. Best of luck!


Email your name and photo to xgamescontest@austinchronicle.com before noon on May 19. Share and vote for your favorite image on austinchronicle.com starting May 20.

By submitting a photo to xgamescontest@austinchronicle.com, you agree to the terms and conditions of the X Games Photo Contest.


May 1: Users able to submit photos to xgamescontest@austinchronicle.com
May 19, High noon (12pm): Submission deadline
May 20: Online photo gallery displayed, users able to share and vote on their favorite photos
(Votes tallied by total number of "likes")
May 27, 11:59pm: Voting deadline
May 28: Chronicle Judges begin to choose the best out of the 5 most "liked" images
June 5: Image displayed in The Austin Chronicle, and winner is announced

Images judged on:

• Creativity/Originality (30%)
• Quality of submission (30%)
• Fit to contest theme (30%)
• Bonus points if there is an X of any kind in the photo (10%)


• Color photo is featured in the print edition of the Chronicle
• 2 general admission passes to the X Games


• You must be featured in the photo or have taken the photo
• You must have permission to use the photo
• Photo must be taken in Texas
• Bonus points if there is an "X " of any kind in the photo
• One vote per user per image, one submission per user
The Austin Chronicle has permission to use your photo for any promotional purpose in the future
• The Chronicle staff has the right to remove any photos they see as obscene or offensive
• The Chronicle holds no liability in the event of an injury while taking a photo

Photo Specs:

• 5 MB limit
• Must be at least 600 pixels wide or tall
• In order to convert to print, the winning photo should be at least 980 x 1050 pixels at 200 dpi

By submitting a photo to xgamescontest@austinchronicle.com, you agree to the terms and conditions of the X Games Photo Contest.