Howzit all, it has just gonged midnight on Sunday the 5th of July. That means the scoring on the Zigzag / Hurley Sponsor me Shootout portal has concluded.
Ei Curamba, what a first round it was! Over the past few weeks the lead changed hands a number of times, a few candidates made a late, mad, dash up the leader board, others had computer issues at the worse possible time, and as a result dropped a few spots for the lack of loading fresh content ☺! All in all, the clock has sounded and we will now be moving into the second stage of the Shootout.
We will be narrowing the competition down to 10 contestants, by taking the top 8 members on the Leader board (to the right here) and adding two 'promising' wildcard candidates to join them in second stage of voting. This vote will take place on the Zigzag website, via an online poll and select panel decision. It kicks off sharp on Tuesday the 7th and finishes at midnight on Monday the 13th of July.
But how exactly will Zigzag determine the 5 finalists to ‘shoot-it-out’ in front of our video and camera man in the grand finale surf trip be settled, you may ask? Well, the outcome of this ballot will be a 50/50 combination of the 5 candidates with the most public votes (which counts for 50%) and a select panel decision (also counts for 50 %). On Tuesday the 14th of July we will have the results calculated, and shortly thereafter will contact each of the 5 candidates, as well as announce the outcome on the Zigzag website and the Shootout portal.
So here’s the best of luck to the 10 candidates who advance, and condolences to those who narrowly missed out. Meanwhile, life will go on at the Shootout portal. We are setting up a new reward system where members posting the best video and photo each month score a killer prize. So keep working at editing your videos and posting your photos.
Any questions? Please drop them below and I will do my best to comment back.