The X Series

Faction’s X Series celebrates women in skiing. The X is a tribute to the undeniable X factor of women riders, role models and champions. Boundary-breaking skiers push the sport to new heights riding X Series skis which feature the exact same world-class construction and performance as Faction’s unisex models with strong, popping colors. The X represents more than medals and award-winning skis: It’s a powerful community inspiring the next generation of female freeskiers to express themselves both on and off the mountain.

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Be the next X

WOMEN'S SKI EDIT CONTEST

We're on the hunt for the next generation of women’s freeskiing talent to join the Faction team. If you’re a passionate park skier, backcountry ripper, or fearless freerider, we want to see your skills in action.

HOW DO YOU ENTER?

Create a video edit showcasing your talent and style in freeride, freestyle, park or backcountry skiing (or a mix of all of these) and submit it before the deadline via the button below.

HOW DO YOU WIN?

There will be two winners: ‘Judges Pick’, chosen by a panel of Faction riders, and ‘Fan Favorite’, which will be put to a public vote.

WHAT'S UP FOR GRABS?

The Fan Favorite will receive a flow deal worth a minimum of 4 pairs of skis per season.
The Judge’s Pick will also receive a flow deal + an invitation to an upcoming Faction film shoot.

JUDGING REQUIREMENTS

Video edits will be judged primarily on your skiing ability, personality and style, but the way you showcase this in the edit will be taken into consideration in the final decision—so don’t hold back on the editing!

KEY INFO

Your edit must be under 60 seconds
You should provide a download link via WeTransfer
Any music you use must be royalty-free
It does not need to be professionally produced

READ THE FAQS

All the information you need for your entry is in the FAQs.
Make sure you read these thoroughly before submitting your entry.

DEADLINE EXTENDED

Entries now close 11.59PM CET / 3.59PM MT on the 30th of April.

Terms & Conditions
Frequently Asked Questions

The X Series

Faction’s X Series celebrates women in skiing. The X is a tribute to the undeniable X factor of women riders, role models and champions. Boundary-breaking skiers push the sport to new heights riding X Series skis which feature the exact same world-class construction and performance as Faction’s unisex models with strong, popping colors. The X represents more than medals and award-winning skis: It’s a powerful community inspiring the next generation of female freeskiers to express themselves both on and off the mountain.

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Terms and Conditions

Entrants of the ‘Be The Next X’ competition consent to the below terms and conditions:

  1. This competition is open to women aged 16 or over residing within the EU, Switzerland, Canada, the UK, Norway, Japan and the US.
  2. You (the “Entrant”) may enter the Competition by submitting your Edit (the “Edit”) to us through our website (“Registering”).
  3. Entrants must create a video edit showcasing their talent and style in freeride, freestyle, park and/or backcountry skiing. Edits must follow the below criteria:
    1. Edit must be under 60 seconds
    2. Edit must not include any copyrighted material – edits must adhere to YouTube’s music rights and policy guidelines
    3. The video is not expected to be professionally produced and can be done using any technology (cameras, smartphones, GoPros, etc.)
  4. Video edits will be judged primarily on the entrant’s skiing ability, personality and style however the way this is showcased in the edit will be taken into consideration in making the judges’ final decision.
  5. Video edits must be submitted via the entry form on the factionskis.com website and follow the below naming convention:
    {entrant’s lastname}-{entrant’s firstname}_{date entered}_Be-The-Next-X
  6. Copyright of the submitted video remains with the respective contestant. However, in consideration of winning one of the prizes, each contestant grants a worldwide royalty-free perpetual license to Faction to feature any or all of the submitted materials in any and all media for publicity and marketing purposes. This implies that any entry can be used for promotional purposes.
  7. All contestants grant Faction Skis "Faction" the perpetual license to copy, edit, display, publish and make available their submission materials and agree that Faction may publish their names in connection with this contest.
  8. Faction and persons performing services for Faction, will not be held liable for any claims, suits, liability, and/ or demands made by any third parties in respect of an infringement or other hazards that may be suffered by the entrant as a result of their participation in this contest.
  9. Submissions will open on the 26th of January 2022 and close on the 30th of April 2022 at 23:59 CET / 15.59 MT.
  10. 5 finalists will be selected from the pool of entries and announced early May 2022. Edits from the 5 finalists will be posted on Faction’s YouTube channel, website and other social media.
  11. From the finalists, two winners will be chosen, a ‘Judges Pick’ chosen by a panel of Faction athletes, including Eileen Gu, Sarah Hoefflin, Giulia Tanno, Mathilde Gremaud, Elisabeth Gerritzen, Kelly Sildaru, Margaux Hackett, Sandra Eie, Sophia Rouches & Bella Bacon, and a ‘Fan Favorite’ voted by the public through a voting process on factionskis.com.
  12. Faction reserves the right to veto any entry at any stage of the competition.
  13. The competition is open to individual contestants only; team edits will not be considered.
  14. There will be two winners who will be awarded the prize as follows:
    1. Judges’ Pick: A flow deal with Faction worth a minimum of 4 pairs of skis per season, valid over a 1-year period, and an invite to a Faction film shoot.
    2. Fan Favorite: A flow deal with Faction worth a minimum of 4 pairs of skis per season, valid over a 1-year period.
  15. The winner must be able to attend the film shoot as agreed with Faction.
    1. In the event that the winner is unable to attend the film shoot, Faction reserves the right to fill their spot with another contestant, OR leave the spot vacant at our discretion.
    2. Flight, accommodation and lift pass will be covered by Faction.
  16. Winners will be announced in mid-May 2022 (final date to be confirmed). Winners must respond and accept the Prize within 5 days from the announcement. Failing this, the Organizers may select another Winner from the Competition, and you will lose the Prize for failing to respond within the 5-day allotment.
  17. In entering this competition, entrants confirm that they:
    1. Are the skier featured in the submitted video edit
    2. Are not currently sponsored - If you are receiving money as part of a contract beyond equipment and travel support, you are by definition a “pro” and no longer eligible. If you get free skis, clothing, or assistance with travel costs you are not classified as a professional athlete and are eligible to enter this contest.
  18. The decision of Faction regarding any aspect of the prize draw or competition is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it.
  19. Faction reserves the right to hold void, cancel, suspend, or amend the promotion where it becomes necessary to do so.
  20. Faction is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and will only use your personal information in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and Faction’s Privacy Policy
  21. By entering, you agree that any personal information provided by you with your entry may be held and used by Faction or its agents and suppliers to administer the competition.
  22. Faction reserves the right to update these Terms and Conditions from time to time and any updated version will be effective as soon as it is published on the website.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long can my edit be?

Your edit must be under 60 seconds.

What kind of content should I submit?

We want you to showcase your talent. You can demonstrate your talents in one or more disciplines whether it be freeride, freestyle, park and/or backcountry skiing. Remember it's about quality not quantity so stick to your strengths.

Are there required specs for my edit?

No required specs however for best viewing we recommend HD video resolution: 1920 x 1080 px (16:9 aspect ratio). Remember if you are a finalist, your edit will be viewed on Youtube for a public vote. Adhering to the recommended specs will give you the best shot at winning.

What music can I use?

You can use music to enhance your edit and bring out your skiing style, but this must be royalty-free (not-copyrighted) music. It is your responsibility to check that your chosen track meets this criteria, more info: https://www.youtube.com/howyoutubeworks/policies/copyright/

How will my edit be judged?

Video edits will be judged primarily on the entrant’s skiing ability, personality and style however the way this is showcased in the edit will be taken into consideration in making the judges’ final decision.

Who will judge my edit?

The top 5 edits will be selected by the internal Faction Skis team. The finalists will then be judged by our panel of athletes and open to a fan vote via our website.

How should I upload my edit?

Upload your edit via the entry form on the competition page. You should use a WeTransfer link. If you have any issues with your upload, contact our team here Please ensure you utilize the following naming convention for your file:
{entrant’s lastname}-{entrant’s firstname}_{date entered}_Be-The-Next-X
Note that we will accept Youtube links as entries however if you are selected as a finalist, you will need to send us a download link and you will be required to remove the entry from your own Youtube channel.

Can I upload my entry to my socials or Youtube during the competition period?

Please share your entry directly with us via a We Transfer link. If you're selected in the top 5, we'll share your edit on our Faction Youtube channel for a public vote. If you are a finalist, you may share your edit from Faction's Youtube channel but please refrain from uploading your entry to your own social channels during voting. Following the competition period you are welcome to share your edit on your own channels.

When do submissions close?

Submissions close on the 30th of April 2022 at 23:59 CET / 15.59 MT

How many winners are there?

2 winners will be selected; a ‘Judges Pick’ and a ‘Fan Favorite’

What is a flow deal?

A flow deal offers the individual a minimum of 4 pairs of Faction skis valid over a 1 year period

How do I know if I'm sponsored?

The Be The Next X contest and prizes are only open to ameteur athletes. What do we mean by “amateur?” If you are receiving money as part of a contract beyond equipment and travel support, you are by definition a “pro” and no longer eligible. If you get free skis, clothing, or assistance with travel costs you are not classified as a professional athlete and are eligible to enter this contest. We reserve the right to disqualify entrants if we feel they do not meet our definition of ‘amateur’ or are stretching the rules too far.

I still have questions! Who do I contact?

Send us an email at info@factionskis.com. We'll be happy to help.