2012 Baby Cobras: Young Winners

posted by / News / November 2, 2012

Introducing Baby Cobras

Since the first round there were revisions. Wild cards. Some truly gorgeous submissions in all three mediums of creative expression. Here in the office we examined every entry and chose our sides. There was a small civil war. Fist fights and raised voices. We made up and then made some tough calls and decided that the winners of the 2012 Baby Cobras contest were:

Essay: Garret English
Photography: Carlos Santana See news about winner change
Film: Matt Payne

Congratulations, gentlemen! You will be flown out to the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, to create content in your respective fields. Content that will be published in print and online for SURFING Magazine. Consider your feet in the door — but make sure you take your slippers off before entering one in Hawaii. (Just take our word for it.) All other contestants, thank you very much for your entries; you’ll get another shot next year in the 2013 Baby Cobras event

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  • Matt Kurvin

    Yeah Carlos! Well deserved. Have a great time on the North Shore.

  • gpang

    Carlos fucking Santana, hell yea bro!

  • Mike Calabro

    Man, I am calling BS. Those shots that Killion took of Lake Michigan were awesome and told a vivid story of the surfing culture in the Midwest?

  • Donovan Moran

    DINO LEWELL ALL DAY…..TERRIBLE LOSS FOR SURFING MAG, MYSELF, AND THE WHOLE ASP FEILD….SORRY GUYS COME BACK TO NEW YORK. HEARTBREAKER.

  • Donovan Moran

    DINO LEWELL MYSELF SHOULD HAVE WON. TEN PICTURES WITH A STORY….NOT SAYIN CLOS DOSENT HAVE A GEM THERE.
    BUT ONE PICTURE DOSENT TELL A STORY.
    PLUS THEIR IS NO WAY IN HELL, THEY ARE ABOUT TO LET CLOS SWIM OUT DURING SUNSET HEATS SERIOUSLY…..ITS THE NORTH SHORE AND A CONTEST HES NOT GOING IN THE WATER. THE EDITORS LET ME DOWN. ONE PHOTO, FROM THE WATER, SERIOUSLY?

    WORST DAY EVER. PURE DISAPPOINTMENT.

    THANKS NIKE NOW SEND ME A 5/4/3 LARGE TALL. F**K

  • Donovan Moran

    Not for nothing the photo Carlos submitted got him into the finals of the “Follow The Light” contest earlier this year…..Which totally violates the RULES guys..

    OFFICIAL RULES

    “5. ENTRY/PHOTO REQUIREMENTS: Entry and associated content must be truthful in all respects, original, unpublished, cannot have been submitted in any other competition,”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    PLAY BY THE RULES: DQ

    http://www.surfingmagazine.com/photos/follow-the-light-finalists-announced/
    I COULD SWARE THAT SIXTH PHOTO LOOKS FAMILIAR???????

  • Donovan Moran

    Not for nothing the photo Carlos submitted got him into the finals of the “Follow The Light” contest earlier this year…..Which totally violates the RULES guys..

    OFFICIAL RULES

    “5. ENTRY/PHOTO REQUIREMENTS: Entry and associated content must be truthful in all respects, original, unpublished, cannot have been submitted in any other competition,”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    PLAY BY THE RULES: DISQUALIFIED

    http://www.surfingmagazine.com/photos/follow-the-light-finalists-announced/
    I COULD SWARE THAT SIXTH PHOTO LOOKS FAMILIAR? SURFING MAGS OWN CONTEST COME ON!!!!!!! cheating

  • randall p

    Hey “Dino” or “Donovan” or whatever you want to call yourself:

    I can’t find any photography for Donovan Moran or Dino Lewell when I google it so that tells me something right there. Ya know what they say, “when you start believing your own hype, you’ve lost.” Stop being such a sore loser, sack it up, and do better next year while wishing Carlos all the best with this opportunity. No one likes a whiner.

  • randall p

    Okay I’m sorry if your magic seaweed account is any indication of what you entered into this contest then damn. I’m pretty sure if you were the only entry into the photo portion of the contest they’d just send a staff photographer and not waste the money on sending another gaping tourist with a walmart slr. Thank goodness Carlos entered.

  • rosie

    http://f4406btom8ezav44umk3zeq6c7.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=119797 I think if your really interested in surfing you should check this website out

  • Sherlock Holmes

    @Donovan Moran:

    Your right about Carlos’ photo. That “Follow the Light” contest was last year. the photo is a year old. Its a sick shot, but he should have submitted new content, lazy on his part. Totally violates the rules… but who made the rules?! That should tell you who has the final say. Nothing else you can do mate. Don’t get discouraged and keep shooting!
    ITS JUST SURFING! ;)

  • Stoked
  • Donovan Moran

    I KNOW BRO BUT I GOT SO AMPED ON THIS AND ITS LIKE THEY ARE JUST SPOON FEEDING THEIR WEST COAST KIDS. WHAT ABOUT HONESTY ITS BOGUS, IM SURE EVERYONE HAS BANGERS THAT THEY HAVE ENTERED IN OTHER CONTEST. BUT WE CHOOSE TO FOLLOW THE RULES BECAUSE IT WAS THAT IMPORTANT TO US. AT THE END OF THEY DAY IT IS JUST SURFING ABSOLUTELY. THIS IS THE JOB ASPECT OF THE SURFING LIFE TIME…AND I NEED MONEY AND I DONT WANT TO SHOOT WEDDINGS. IM A SURFER TRYED AND TRUE. BUT I NEED MONEY TOO. LETS ALL JUST FEED CARLOS THO ITS NOT LIKE HES FROM THE EPI CENTER OF THE SURFING WORLD. BUT THIS IS COMPLETELY BULLSHIT IT TOTALLY DESTROYS THE WHOLE SPERIT OF THIS CONTEST. AND randall p HAHA. BUT SURFING MAG THIS SAYS ALOT ABOUT CHARACTER AND IM NOT LETING THIS GO. SOMETHING THAT WAS MENT TO BE SO PURE TURNED INTO COMPLETE SHIT. WHATS RIGHT IS RIGHT. THE RULES ARE THE RULES ASK BOBBY MARTINEZ……AND CARLOS HAS NOTHING ON ME PERIOD….EXCEPT I GUESS A BUDDY BUDDY RELATIONSHIP WITH SURFING MAG.
    DONOVAN MORAN THE TRUEST COBRA.

  • Sherlock Holmes

    @Stoked

    What does that link mean?

    Does that mean he already is employed by the surfing industry (Globe, What Youth) or is it a homeboy shout out?

    OFFICIAL RULES:
    “2. ELIGIBILITY: …. Those employed by any surf media company are also NOT eligible to enter the contest.”

    - 0_o

  • Donovan Moran

    SEEE thats bogus. Was this comp for a political party or surfing mag? Wheres the love, where is the purity? Thats exactly why I’m bummed out. I wrapped my life around this comp while in school full time and working full time ya know. It was a chance out of the struggle even if only for a week. But a foot in the door is key. Those two talented dudes already have feet in the door. I don’t have internet at home right now due to sandy so im trying to be on top of this.

  • Donovan Moran

    I just think it should be pure..It was such a brilliant idea/motivator.

  • plump blumpkin

    this contest was a total flop. matt has worked for globe, and works for what youth now…