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Weekend Challenge: #HelmetsAreCool

Cameron Christopher
November 29, 2013 by Cameron Christopher Staff

Hey there, tenderhearted troublemakers,

This weekend, we'd like to give some attention to the pretty cool people from the High Fives Foundation . Founded by Roy Tuscany, this Tahoe based organization raises money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community.

The documentary #HelmetsAreCool focuses on helmet usage and safety while highlighting four different athletes, including High Fives Athlete Danny Toumarkine’s recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury he suffered while snowboarding without a helmet:

This is where you come in! Help spread the word that #HelmetsAreCool! All you've got to do is make a video using that as your guiding star.

Helmets are great for all kinds of things, so get creative! Be it a toddler on a trike or a pro athlete on the snowy slopes, helmets are necessary, and we're asking you to help tell us that story. Check out this helmet that Bobby Miller made; it will "solve all your problems":

+ Create a video related to #HelmetsAreCool
+ If you use old footage, make sure it's a new edit, and include the #HelmetsAreCool hashtag in there.
+ No length limit, but anything under 3 minutes is usually pretty cozy.
+ If you add music, make sure you use a song you or a buddy created, or something from the Vimeo Music Store! If you do choose to use a Music Store song, please throw a link in the description.
+ Tag your video with "helmetsarecool" and add this at the end of your video's description: "Created for the Weekend Challenge:"
+ Upload and post your video to the Weekend Challenge Group by *****Friday, December 6th, 2013***** at 11:59 PM (EST).

Only videos made specifically for this Challenge will be considered.

+ The winner will receive a free Vimeo Plus account for one year, and a fantastic prize from the High Fives Foundation! If you're already a Plus member, you'll get another year!
+ The runner-up will receive an extra 3GB of upload space.

All videos must be approved by the Vimeo Staff before appearing in the Group, so don't worry if your video doesn't show up at first; we'll get to it!

Ready for a challenge?

Show the world why #HelmetsAreCool!

Accept this challenge
In this ongoing Vimeo Video School series, we present our community with fun challenges to help hone their video-making prowess.



Really nice idea and cause..

A company needs to bring out some trendy helmets for bikes, skates etc. but make it look cool and also add a camera feature..

So a camera comes built in, maybe 2 cameras.. one on the front and one on the back. and they encourage people to wear helmets etc.

Not my best idea, to be honest lol.

Robert Malcolm

I have no helmets. I may have to use animation, if I have the time.

Robert Malcolm

Had the time, not the energy. I'm recovering from a chest infection and have slept for most of the weekend as I have six hours of editing tomorrow. :(

Disabled Resources

I was wearing my helmet, but he wasn’t wearing his, and of course I get injured… T-10 Complete/AAK/TBI! Shit happens and there isn’t much you can do after the fact. Since then I’ve moved near a major ski resort and of course I still love the snow and will never stop!!! I’ve met numerous injured individuals with the same vivacious outgoing attitude as they had before their major life changing event. In my opinion It’s a *gift* you get the opportunity to live an entirely different life.

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