Skate shops from around Asia Pacific video-off in this battle for showdown supremacy. An art competition to boot. Apply within.

APAC (JULY 21st,  2020) –  The legendary “Vans Showdown” is an invitational street contest that will give a nod to iconic contests of the past, showcasing skate culture and the highest level of professional skateboarding to all the fans. This year, Vans transcends the Showdown series to Asia Pacific, promoting the region’s finest skateboarders and creative minds, while offering support to skate shops and communities through the give back components in various phases of the campaign.

In the first phase, fans can expect a celebration of skate culture, and witness the highest level of skateboarding in the Asia Pacific with 43 skate shops digging deep into their archives and submitting their best 1-minute re-edit of footage from three of their team riders. We are partnering with Vans global athlete, Kyle Walker who will help judge these submissions to identify the winner from each market. 8 Markets will participate in this Phase.

All 43 skate shop videos will be featured on

Skate shop winners from each market

Australia /New Zealand – Lodown
China – ZZ Fly Streetwear
Hong Kong – 8five2
Indonesia – Motion
Japan – Highsox
Korea – Timbershop
Malaysia — Showroom
Thailand – Preduce

Lowdown’s video that won them a spot on the shortlist.

Design the skatepark of the future, fly to Shanghai

Vans introduces an interactive skate obstacle customisation contest made to inspire people around the world by providing the means for creative self-expression through digital to Vans. With this contest, we are asking the public to get creative and help us to design the skatepark obstacles for the final event. The TOP 8 skate shops from the first phase will be pitted against each other to battle for the title of Asia’s best skate shop.

Download the template here on the 28th of July and submit your obstacle design, if our judges like it we will build it and send you on an all-expenses-paid trip to the Showdown finals (date TBC).

We welcome everyone to participate and show us what they think the skatepark of the future should look like. All the submissions will be screened by our judging panel, including Absar Lebeh, Adelaide Norris, Arim Go, Padin Musa, Yang Liu Qing aka 66, and Yuri Murai. They will select 4 obstacle designs and will have 1 from the public vote. All 5 obstacle designs will be built, showcased, and shredded at the final, and to top it all off each successful winner will win an expenses-paid trip with a friend to the final’s event when the good times come.

Obstacle Design Submission date – July 28th – Aug 10th
The public voting period from – Aug 19th – Aug 25th
Winner announcement date – Sept 1

To learn more, keep up to date with the Showdown, follow @Vansskateapac to find out more about the steps involved to submit and vote for your obstacle design.


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