#KnowYourPark Winner Announced: Andrew Putnam

HIGH FIVE TO @POOTYDOG for winning the first installment of the #KnowYourPark Instagram Contest!

@pootydog’s Instagram highlighted some of the best core values in the #KnowYourPark Instagram Contest. Not only was his picture awesome but @pootydog’s caption read “Know what you’re jumping into, both landing conditions, feature size and Joey checked the speed before putting my hands on this one. Be smart! and remember kids, stay out of the park till the powders tracked.” High Five, Andrew! Your Instagram showed that you truly #KnowYourPark.

@pootydog's winning instagram for the #KYP Instagram Contest
@pootydog’s winning instagram for the #KnowYourPark Instagram Contest!

@pootydog won a prize pack thanks to POC and Volkl including a POC Fornix Helmet, POC Lids Goggle and POC Spine Protector VPD 2.0, a Volkl Backpack and a Volkl Hoodie !


Be sure to enter the #KnowYourPark Instagram contest, we will have two more winners announced on September 1st and October 1st


#KnowYourPark is the fourth educational documentary High Fives has produced through its B.A.S.I.C.S. Program Service. The #KnowYourPark Instagram Photo and Video Contest is LIVE!

This social media contest is designed to encourage winter action sports enthusiasts to promote and share their personal photos and videos on Instagram demonstrating safety in ski and snowboard resort terrain parks. The goal of the contest is to engage snow sports lovers and generate excitement for and interest in the Foundation’s B.A.S.I.C.S. #KnowYourPark documentary that will be released worldwide on Thursday, October 16 in Truckee, Calif.

The High Fives Foundation has teamed up with POC for the #KnowYourPark contest. In order to enter, photos and videos must be uploaded to the social media platform Instagram, include a tag: @hi5sfoundation and @pocsports use the hashtag #KnowYourPark, and illustrate one of the five core points to be highlighted in the educational film (these points are listed below). Participants doing so will be entered to win a prize package from POC valued at $480. Each prize package will include a POC Fornix Helmet (MRSP: $160), a POC Lid Goggle (MSRP: $200) and a POC Spine VPD 2.0 Back Protector (MSRP: $120).


It will highlight the following five core values:

• Know Your Terrain Park Conditions

• Know Your Terrain Park Features

• Know Your Terrain Park Progression

• Know Your Terrain Park Protection

• Know Your Terrain Park Etiquette

These core values are the building blocks that the High Fives Foundation is using to educate athletes and promote smart decision-making in the terrain park.

Three separate contest winners will be selected on August 1, September 1 and October 1. All winners will be announced the following day via the High Fives Foundation’s and POC’s respective Instagram accounts, There is still two more chances to win!

In addition to the contest, High Fives will release five, 15-second, film preview videos via the Foundation’s Instagram account and Vimeo and YouTube channels to illustrate the five core values featured in the film. Previews will be released on July 1st and 15th; August 1st and 15th; and September 1st.

“This year, High Fives is on a mission to document and educate winter sports enthusiasts about all aspects of skiing and riding in modern day terrain parks,” said Roy Tuscany, executive director of the High Fives Foundation. “We have identified five core values that encourage smart decision-making and safety as a way to prevent injury when having fun in the terrain park.”

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