DownUnderGround round two – the video round


DownUnderGround the video contest for 2014 so get your cameras ready and start your flatland game on. DownUnderGround, the Australian national bmx flatland contest series started in 2008. It has gone through a few changes since then with it being 4 physical contests, but with Australia being such a big country travel to that many contests becomes expensive. DownUnderGround now has two physical contests, round 1 in Sydney and round 3, the finals in Melbourne and round two is a video contest.

Downunderground round 2 - the video round 2014The video contest concept is simple, each rider in pro or advanced classes gets to submit one contest video run, between one and two minutes long, as if they were riding at a flatland contest. (It must be unedited and continuous, no video cuts) It can be filmed on any device, quality of video is not important. You don’t need to make the video fancy or have music backing or spend stacks of time editing it. You are judged on the quality of your riding not the quality of the video. The video run gets judged using the same criteria as a normal contest, difficulty, consistency and variety. Points are awarded and these points go towards the year end title.
DownUnderGround round 2 – the video round is open to all riders within Australia keen to throw down. (Even international riders staying in Australia at the time of the contest)
1st place – Share in $400 worth of travel to get to either round 3 – the finals in Melbourne 29th November or for round 1 series 7 in Sydney January 2015) – thanks to Freestyle Now
2nd place – pedals, grips and t shirt – thanks to Colony
3rd place – grips and t shirt – thanks to Colony
Once you have your video completed and you are happy with your run you will need to submit your video to BMXflatlandAustralia.
It’s simple to do, head over to
Once all that is done, click on “submit” and it’s all done – simple as that! Your video will be uploaded to wetransfur. BmxFlatnadAustralia we receive an email notification that your video is uploaded. From there they upload all the contest videos to their YouTube channel.
Make sure that the file size is not to large or it will be difficult to submit.
Entry’s close 3rd November so all videos will need to be submitted by then to be eligible. On November 4th the videos will all go live on the net through the BMXFlatlandAustralia YouTube channel. The videos will be judged by the judging panel (announced soon) with results posted shortly after that.
Get out there and film, nothing is stopping you. Full details on the on the entry information can be found on the format and judges page.
Last year squad member Shaun Jarvis took out the first place in the advanced class with this below video entry submission, you can look at the 2013 video contest results here.