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The Search for the Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer 2012

It’s that time of the year again, and the search for the “Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer” for 2012 is on!
Following the success of last year’s inaugural competition that saw Kari Schibevaag claim the title, inMotion Kitesurfing are pulling out all the stops this year to ensure they reach even deeper into the kiteboarding community.

The MIGK competition was designed to promote kitesurfing to woman. Too many woman are under the false impression that kiteboarding is too difficult, or worse yet, too dangerous for them to try. By showcasing ladies from all walks of life, size and age excelling at kitesurfing, iMK hopes to inspire more women to get involved in our sport.

At the same time though, there are so many girls out there already doing great things for kitesurfing and/or their community, so they hope to give these girls some well deserved exposure and recognition for all their hard work and achievements.

So what’s different this year? Well for one, the prizes, but there’s also a twist this year...

The Twist

To make it fairer, and to ensure anyone has a chance of winning, there are two first prizes! One for the “Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer” and one for a new title being introduced called the “iMK Inspirational Kitesurfer of the Year”. The winner of this title will be chosen from the top ten finalists by the inMotion Kitesurfing team and their partners.

1st Place (Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer)
• 6 nights Kitesurfing Vacation in the French Alps, courtesy of Tantrum Kitesurf. Set on the Lac de Serre Poncon, nestled in the peaks of the French High Alps, this kitesurfing camp will be an experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
• Feature on the cover of March 2013 KiteGirl Magazine
• Green KiteGirl 'Pray For Wind' Hoodie
• 6 Issue Subscription to KiteGirl Magazine

1st Place (iMK Inspirational Kitesurfer of the Year)
6 Nights Kitesurfing Vacation in Yucatan, Mexico, courtesy of Kite Beach Yucatan. Their private New York chef will pamper you with delicious healthy meals to keep you riding all day long.

2nd & 3rd Place
KiteGirl Magazine and Beach Girl Body Goods have provided a bunch of very cool prizes for second and third place. See competition page for details.

Who Can Enter?
Any female kitesurfers over the age of 16 can enter this competition. You don’t have to be a pro kitesurfer, or even a good kitesurfer for that matter. You just need to be passionate about kiteboarding and doing something extraordinary, such as excelling at competitions, helping your community or the environment, or helping others get into our sport safely.

How to Enter
To enter, just head over to the competition page and nominate yourself or someone you think deserves recognition for their work by submitting the entry form.
The ten girls with the most nominations and most inspiring stories will enter into the finals, where the public will vote for the winner.

The nomination round closes on 1 November 2012 at 23:00pm GMT. The top 10 nominees will be announced on 13 November 2012, and voting will run from 13 to 27 November 2012 at 12:00pm GMT. The winners will be announced on 27 November 2012.