Vissla is stoked to announce the Add Color Surfboard Art Contest! Making surfboards into masterpieces has always been a a special part of surfboard building. In hopes of celebrating every way of putting art onto surfboards, we're opening up the entry window for Add Color from August 23rd to December 15th.

Submit your entry by posting on Instagram and using #VisslaAddColor. The more you show of your process, the better!

All approaches are welcome including resin work, airbrushing, posca pens, spray paint, & so on. No pre-made rice paper lams or fiberglass cloth allowed for valid entry.

Our panelists of artists including Thomas Campbell, Jason Woodside, Alex Villalobos, and Drew Brophy will be selecting the winners for this year with the first place prize taking home $5k cash.


Official Rules & Regulations

  1. How to Enter: Beginning at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time ("PST") on July 26th, 2023 until 11:59 p.m. PST on December 15th, 2023, you may enter the Vissla Creators & Innovators Add Color Contest by posting a video or 3-6 photographs showing your project from start to finish via Instagram, **tagging #VisslaAddColor and captioning your country of residence**. Any entry that is incomplete or late will be disqualified. Vissla ("Sponsor") and all other Promotion Entities (as defined below), their affiliates, distributors, dealers, subsidiaries, parent corporations, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents, and any and all Internet servers and access provider(s) (collectively know as Vissla) is not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human error; technical malfunctions; failures, omission, interruption, deletion, or defect of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, server providers, or software, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Promotion; inability to access the Vissla and Surfrider Foundation Website or Instagram; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; transactions that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website.
  2. Eligibility: This Promotion is open to people who are **13 years of age or older**. Employees and their immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses) of Vissla, and their advertising and promotion agencies (collectively known as the "Promotion Entities") are not eligible to enter or win. All participants and/or entrants release the Sponsor, the Promotion Entities, and their agents, advertising and promotion agencies, affiliated companies, Promotion partners and prize suppliers, and all of their respective affiliated companies, employees, officers, directors and shareholders, from and against all claims and damages arising in connection with each entrant's participation and/or entry in the Promotion and/or their receipt or use of any prize awarded in this Promotion. Any and all warranties and guarantees are subject to the respective manufacturer's terms and conditions. This Promotion is governed by U.S. law and is subject to all federal, state and local laws. Void where prohibited by law.
  3. Prizes: First place prize will receive a check for $5,000. Second place price will receive a check for $2,500. Third place prize will receive a check for $1,250. Top 3 runner up finalists receive $500 each (4th,5th,6th). Remaining 4 of top 10 receive $250 each (7th-10th).
  4. Contestant to pay for boards shipping each ways.
  5. Vissla to potentially buy the board but not obligated or can donate to Sima Waterman's.
  6. Drawing and Notification: Finalists will be selected after the deadline and invited to showcase their entry at a gallery event in CA to award the winners in January. The finalists will be notified by Vissla via email and a direct message on Instagram. The prizes will be fulfilled by Vissla; however, if Vissla is unable to contact a potential grand prize winner within 10 days of notification, or if a grand prize winner fails to comply with any of the requirements, or if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, an alternate grand prize winner shall be selected. The grand prize winner consents to the use of their name, photographs, likenesses, biography, voice and/or video for advertising and promotional purposes, including online announcements, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. If, in the judges' opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Promotion, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Promotion, the judges reserve the right to terminate the Promotion and conduct a random drawing to award the prizes using all online entries received as of the termination date. Should the Promotion be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be posted on the Vissla Website.
  7. Release of Liability: By entering this Promotion, all entrants, any winners, and their family members, guests, invitees, agents, and employees release and hold harmless the Sponsors and each of the Promotion Entities, as well as the respective officers, directors, agents, employees and shareholders of the foregoing entities and all others associated with the development and execution of this Promotion from and against any and all actions, claims, and/or liability with respect to or in any way arising from participation in this Promotion and/or acceptance or use of the prizes and any related activities, including liability for personal injury, death, damages, or loss. The Sponsor, its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporation, each of the Promotion Entities, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, dealers, distributors, employees and agents of the Promotion Entities, and are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, human error, technical malfunctions, theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries.