Kendama USA Pro Team Contest 2011
The 2011 Pro Team Contest begins NOW!!!
Each year we add one new member to the Kendama USA Pro Team. What is a Pro? A Kendama USA Pro
is a player who demonstrates extraordinary technical skill, creativity, and is active in promoting and sharing
Kendama with others in a positive way.
This year our contest will be TWO rounds. The finalists from round 1 will advance to the round 2.
Round 1 is an online video edit contest, with a MAXIMUM length of 3 minutes. This edit should be a mix of tricks
and lifestyle. Of course we want to see that you have skills, but we also want to “meet” the person behind the
Kendama. We want to learn who you are, why you play Kendama, and your hobbies and interests that AREN’T
Kendama. We want to see how Kendama fits into your daily life, and understand why you would be a good Pro.
This edit should be approximately 1/3 Kendama tricks, and 2/3 lifestyle.
Round 2 will also be a video edit, but focused entirely on Kendama playing. If you advance into this round, you
will have several extra weeks to make your edit for Round 2. More details for round 2 will be announced after
round 1 is finished.
The current Kendama USA Pro Team will judge the winners based on skill level, creativity, and personality.
The winner of the PRO contest will be given their very own Pro Model Kendama in 2012, and will enjoy all the
perks that come with joining the Kendama USA Pro Team: Kendama packages that will blow your mind, Pro product
royalties, filming trips, special projects and edits, and a life-changing surprise we have planned for Spring 2012.
and if that wasn’t enough …
There is a very special twist to this year’s Pro Team Contest. All the finalists who advance from round 1 will be the
very first recipients of our NEW Kendamas, fresh from the factory, before they are available to the public for sale.
While only 1 person can win the Pro Team spot, a handful of top entries in Round 2 will qualify for a special
NEW Kendama USA Team forming in January 2012. Members of this team will receive Kendama sponsorship, be
involved in product development and testing, Kendama USA edits and events, and much more.
HOW TO ENTER
Round 1 begins NOW, and all entries are due by 11:59 PM, NOVEMBER 14th, 2011.
Your edit should be labeled “YOURNAME Kendama USA 2011 Pro Team Contest Entry“.
Upload your finished video to YouTube or Vimeo, and complete the following information:
How long have you played Kendama:
What do you love about Kendama?
What roll does Kendama play in your life?
Why would you be a good pro?
URL link to your video edit (and password if you upload privately):
Contact info and Mailing address for prizes:
Please send us ONE email with the completed questions above, and the link to your edit. Send your complete
entry to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
****Please do not send multiple emails, do not try to enter via Facebook, and do not try to enter by
submitting to any other email addresses.
details and FAQ:
Why is the lifestyle aspect so important to you? Our Kendama Team is like a small family, and we believe
that Kendama is about much more than simply doing hard tricks. When it comes to being Pro, we feel
that who you are as a person is just as important as how good you are at playing.
How old do I have to be to enter? There is no age requirement for this contest.
Do I have to live in the USA to enter? No. We accept submissions worldwide. Our new
Kendama team will have an international segment, and we encourage anybody who is interested
When does round 2 start? We will contact the finalists with details about round 2 at the appropriate
time. Just focus on round 1 for now!
What should my edit look like? However you want!! You have complete creative control.
Your edit should be roughly 1/3 tricks, and 2/3 lifestyle. Use this as a guideline, but PLEASE be as
creative as you want with your edit. We don’t want to see 100 edits that look identical. Have fun
with your entry, and show us something fresh!
Can my edit be 3:30, or 4 minutes, or maybe 5 minutes? THREE MINUTES!!!
I’m already sponsored, can I still enter? ANYBODY is welcome to enter the contest. However, if
you win, please note that we do not co-sponsor with other shops, or other Kendama brands. You would
be expected to switch sponsors completely if you win. If you want to enter privately, feel free to password
protect your video and email us your entry. We will respect your privacy and communicate with you before
anything is made public. If you have specific questions regarding this, just email us.
How many times can I enter? We prefer that you put your focus and energy into 1 great edit. Making
multiple edit entries will be distracting. If you already entered once, but have a great new idea, feel free
to make a 2nd entry. We will be focusing on one edit, so making multiple entries will not increase your
chances of winning. We won’t stop you from entering more than once, but we don’t recommend it.
Any advice? Have FUN, have FUN, and have FUN!!!!! We can’t wait to see your edits!
**if you have any more questions you feel we haven’t answered, please ask in the Comments area below