Saturday, March 1, 2008

Making the Team: 2008 - Contest #2

Welcome to the second Making the Team: 2008 contest! For our number two slot, we’d like to take this opportunity to invite the entire endurance sport community to join the team. We’re not only looking for one sponsored athlete to help grow our sport and community, but for Evotri ambassadors from around the world as well. Please take a moment to review the opportunities for team involvement below:

EVOTRI AMBASSADOR:
If you have an interest in being part of the evolution of endurance sport, as well as in connecting all endurance athletes in ways that facilitate working together to give back to the community in various ways, we want YOU! If you're enthusiastic, generous, and interested in becoming a vehicle for growth in our sport, and most importantly, if you're passionate about the lifestyle we lead, please send your name, state of residence, and link to your blog or web site if applicable (we will send you official membership graphics for your site) to team@evotri.com. You will then be listed here on our team web site, as well as among the first included in all our future team projects, contests and opportunities. When composing your email, please write "Membership" in the subject line.

EVOTRI SPONSORED ATHLETE:
If you are interested in becoming the next Team Evotri sponsored athlete, please take the first step by starting a blog or web site if you don’t already have one. We firmly believe that even if you are not chosen for the one sponsored slot, you will still greatly benefit from being part of the community that has connected and enriched so many endurance sport athletes' lives, including our own. To get started, please visit one of the many free hosting sites available such as: blogger.com, wordpress.com, or typepad.com just to name a few. Next, write a post entitled "Making the Team: 2008". Please write 500 words or less that best illustrate your personality and commitment to the endurance sport community. You may include video clips, photos, audio files, and various graphics, but please do not worry about the design elements of the blog or web site, as we are primarily interested in your message.

Please finish your site and post by March 15, 2008 and send the URL of your blog or web site in the subject line of an email to makingtheteam@evotri.com. After we receive your URL, we'll send you the code you'll need to add to your post in order to enable your readers to vote for your Making the Team: 2008 endeavor. Voting will begin on March 15th and close on March 21st at 11:59 PM PST.

The three people with the most votes received by March 21st will be featured on the Evotri web site, and will be contacted for an interview by the team. The purpose of this interview will be to discuss each of the three individual's vision for giving back to the endurance sport community. Regarding this vision, please have in mind an original project, gathering, or event, etc. that has yet to be launched, and that would bring the endurance community together either physically or virtually in the spirit of our sport. Current Team Evotri members host such events as the Simply Stu World Wide Triathlon, WIBA, and the brand new Run the World, for example. After taking each post and interview into consideration, the current team members and their sponsors will select one of these three finalists as the newest Team Evotri sponsored athlete on March 24, 2008.

We look forward to visiting your blogs and web sites, and to learning more about you. Good luck everyone!
*Winners of the team slots forfeit all awards should they be unable to continue as a team member for any reason for a period of two years.

*Winners of the team slots agree to maintain a personal web site or blog documenting their training and racing experience for as long as they are members of Team Evotri.

*Winners of the team slots agree to attend the WIBA training weekend in Madison, Wisconsin in June, 2008, and race Steelhead 70.3 in August, 2008.