Starting in 2008, and inspired by an idea hatched by Richard Z on Decknique, we held an annual competition for groups of cardists around the world to participate and make a collaboration video. Tonight, we welcome you to the Cardistry Collaboration Contest 2011, and this year, we want you to push the envelope even further! We're launching CCC2011 tonight because we thought it was appropriate to launch on this very special occasion - the release of Genesis v2 by Andrei Jikh. If you haven't seen the Genesis v2 preview video yet, click here - and get practicing! Your task is to organize into teams of Cardists and unite to make an awesome, over the top, ninja-esque video demonstrating your skill and love for the art. Make it unique, and push your limits. Creativity and originality plays a tremendous role, so try your best! The contest officially starts tonight. Before you begin working on your project, read the following guidelines: - At least two members per team, and a max of four. Not all team members have to be in front of the camera - so if you have one team member designated to handle the filming, that is fine. - Each member can only be on ONE team. You can't be on three teams at once! - Your video must utilize your choice of 2 music tracks - get them now here! - Deadline to submit your video is exactly 4 weeks from today – Friday, April 15th at 11:00pm EST You all must name your video and post the link in this forum thread, along with a list of your team members, on or before the deadline in order to win. Videos must be uploaded to Youtube, Vimeo, or another popular video sharing site. If the video is marked as private, or we can't watch it, we can't judge it. As the icing on the cake, The winning team takes this home - a prestigious steel trophy to remind the world of your achievement. The trophy is handmade, with the title laser etched into its surface. Want a tip? Organize your teams THIS week so you can get started as soon as we post the music next Friday (update - music has been posted!). Good luck to everyone; we can’t wait to see all of the submissions!