NW Motiv Presents – The Round to Formula DRIFT Amateur Photography Contest – 2013

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We’re proud to announce the Formula DRIFT Amateur Photographer contest has returned for its second year! Last year, we had over 50 entries through 4 intense rounds of very creative and thoughtful photos to pick one winner to join us track side at Formula DRIFT Seattle! This time, we’re doing it again, but making it much harder!

Want to feel the rush of the best drift cars in the world passing you by? Or maybe take the next best photo and get yourself recognized?  Starting now and for the first 4 rounds of Formula DRIFT, NWMotiv.com will give an amateur photographer the chance to shoot with us, trackside, at Formula Drift Round 5 – Seattle on July 19-20, 2013.

Compete head-to-head versus other photographers in our four shooting challenges, and the photographer with the most points after round four will be invited by us, NWMotiv.com, to shoot Formula DRIFT Round 5.  It’s no secret that approved photographers for the drift series are being cut, so be among the best and learn firsthand what it takes!


Review the THEME & TECHNIQUE for the round and submit your photo before the deadline shown, one entry per person. Your submitted photo should follow the theme and demonstrate the technique provided in order to achieve the highest score possible. NWMotiv Editorial Staff, Josh Mackey and Armin Ausejo, will judge each photo on a points scale. Additionally, these photos will be posted to Facebook for additional public votes. For every 10 likes a photo receives on our gallery, an extra point is added to the total. MOST IMPORTANT RULE: DO NOT SUBMIT DRIFT PHOTOS.


An Amateur Photographer as defined by this contest is a photographer that has not shot a Formula DRIFT/D1 event EVER. You MUST own a digital SLR camera. Each shot you submit must be your own; you must own the legal rights to it. All photos submitted should be original photos, not old, previous shot images or new edits. You are not required to be from the Northwest, but you must provide your own transportation and/or lodging if you are traveling. You agree to allow NWMotiv and Formula DRIFT to promote your photos online through their website and/or social media outlets. Last, but most important, this is an invite, we reserve the right to revoke it. The final contest winner will be held to the highest standards of professionalism and any acts that tarnish the image of either brand will be met with swift punishment.

Round 1 – Theme: Retro/Vintage Processing – Technique: Bokeh
Submission Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2013 at 5PM PST
Submissions not open.

Round 2 – Theme: TBA- Technique: TBA
Submission Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2013 at 5PM PST
Submissions not open.

Round 3 – Theme: TBA- Technique: TBA
Submission Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2013 at 5PM PST
Submissions not open.

Round 4 – Theme: TBA – Technique: TBA
Submission Deadline: Friday, June 21, 2013 at 5PM PST
Submissions not open.

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ACT Clutches 100k Giveaway

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The race is on, Advanced Clutch Technology has announced it’s 100k Giveaway. Upon reaching their goal of 100,000 likes on their Facebook fan page, ACT will be giving away clutch kits to 10 lucky entrants. There’s a condition however, the 100,000 likes need to be in place before December 31, 2012. This is no small feat, but if anybody can pull it off, it’s ACT. Find the important links below.

Click here to enter

ACT Fan Page

Formula DRIFT 10 Year Anniversary Logo Design Contest

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10 Year Anniversary Logo Design Contest

Submit your design to win a VIP trip to the 2012 Finals and Awards Banquet in Irwindale, CA.

Attention drift fans! Formula Drift is holding a contest to find the person who can design the most creative logo to celebrate the 10 th anniversary of Formula Drift. We are looking for a unique and exciting logo with a new twist which will be used as a “supplemental” logo in advertisements, on merchandise, on cars, etc., in 2013 to highlight the 10 year anniversary of Formula Drift.

1 Grand Prize Winner will receive a VIP trip, including airfare and hotel accomodations, to the Round 7 Pro Championship Event in the 2012 Formula Drift Series, October 12-13, 2012 in Irwindale, CA. Includes VIP passes to the Round 7 event and the FD Awards Banquet on October 14. (Approx Prize Value = $2,500)


  • Entries should be e-mailed as a JPEG file to contest@formulad.com before August 31, 2012 (Entrant must supply vectored ai, eps, etc. only when design is chosen for final round).
  • Include Entrant’s first and last name, street address, no post office boxes, city, state, zip code, telephone number and email address on the JPEG submission.
  • Up to three (3) designs per designer may be submitted, but must be on one (1) JPEG submission, not three (3) separate files.
  • All Entries will be judged by FD staff members.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN PRIZE. The Contest begins 12:00:01 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) on June 23, 2012, and ends at 5:00:00 PM PT on August 31, 2012.

Click here for full contest rules and entry requirements.

Formula DRIFT Announces 10 Year Anniversary Logo Design Contest

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Formula DRIFT Announces 10 Year Anniversary Logo Design Contest;
Winner to Receive a VIP Trip to the Finals and Awards Banquet

Long Beach, Calif. – July 11, 2012 – Formula DRIFT has announced a logo design contest to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Series. The winner will receive a VIP trip to the Formula DRIFT Finals for Round 7: Title Fight at Irwindale Speedway on October 12-13 and a ticket to the awards banquet to be held on October 14.

“We are very proud to enter our tenth season of professional competition. Formula DRIFT has always supported creativity and now we can showcase the talent that our fans have,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “To celebrate we want to openly invite designers and creative individuals a chance to be part of our history by submitting their own original design for a 10-year anniversary logo. We are excited to see the submissions and select a winner.”

The contest will require entrants to submit their most creative 10-year anniversary logo for review. The winner will be selected by a panel of Formula DRIFT staff members and announced in September. The logo will then appear next season on Formula DRIFT merchandise, marketing materials, advertising and more.

For terms and conditions and to enter the contest please visit: www.formulad.com/all-access/logo-contest.php