With the 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth Worlds a little under seven months away, clothing brand Zhik has announced an innovative competition to run in conjunction with the championship to be held at Campione del Garda, Italy in August.
Mothapalooza 2012

Mothapalooza is a competition which will award 5,000 Euro cash to the competitor who designs the Moth with the most creativity, personality and style.

“There were quite a few boats with unique identity at the last Worlds”, said Bart Milczarczyk, Design Manager at Zhik, “and we wanted to inspire that further, bring in some attitude, and make it fantastic to watch for spectators both in Italy and on-line”.
Three independent judges will score each competitor’s Mothapalooza hull, rig, and clothing and award a series of prizes.

Prizes will be as follows:
1st Prize – €5,000
2nd Prize – Complete Zhik Kit, worth over €1,200
3rd Prize – Complete Zhik Kit, worth over €1,200
Peoples Choice – Complete Zhik Kit, worth over €1,200
Peoples Prize – €1,000 of Zhik gear chosen from www.zhik.com

While the main Mothapalooza prize will be judged purely in the boat park and on Lake Garda, the “People’s Choice” prize has an interesting twist to it. In the People’s Choice competition, the general public can vote on-line at the Mothapalooza website where competitors will be able to submit, videos, text, music or whatever medium they choose to highlight their designs.

The “People’s Prize” will be won by one lucky viewer who successfully selects the winning Mothapalooza. Entries will go live and voting will commence one week prior to the start of the regatta and close at 1200 on Friday August 24.

For more information and to submit entries, email: entry@mothapalooza.com