Sony Pictures Classics and Vans announce the ultimate skateboarding trivia contest, giving away over $14,000 in prizes in conjunction with the theatrical release of Stacy Peralta’s “DOGTOWN AND Z-BOYS.” The film won the Best Director Prize at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival as well as the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, AFI and the Denver Film Festival. “Dogtown and Z-Boys” opens in New York and Los Angeles in late April 2002, followed by a national release through Sony Pictures Classics.

The contest begins at the film’s website: www.dogtownmovie.com . After registering, each day contestants have a chance to get a sweepstakes entry into the monthly prize drawing (there will be four total drawings). By correctly answering a daily trivia question a contestant automatically receives one entry, but they only get one shot at each question. It also enters them in the Grand Prize drawing. Additionally, each week there will be a Bonus question, providing more entries in the Grand Prize drawing. (Parents Note: For concerns about your child’s involvement in the sweepstakes, email: someone@rpmc.com)

The Grand Prize is a trip to the 2002 XBOX World Championships of Skateboarding in Oceanside, California. There are also 115 Prize Packs with products from companies such as: Vans, Spitfire, Independent Trucks, Pacsun, Thrasher Magazine, Dogtown Skateboards, Volcom and more.

“Dogtown and Z-Boys” is the story of a group of gifted kids who inadvertently inspired an American pop culture phenomenon. The high-flying vertical style of skateboarding was invented in the street-in a place called Dogtown, a rundown section of Santa Monica and Venice with a legacy of outlaw surfing. Composed of an ethnically diverse group of local teenagers, the Z-Boys took their clunky early skateboards onto asphalt-banked school playgrounds and empty swimming pools and learned to “carve” these three-dimensional terrains in new ways, instinctively gravitating to a fluid, surfing-inspired style that was both stylish and improvisational. The Z-Boys caught the mainstream skating world off guard at theBahne-Cadillac Skateboard Championship in 1975, where they made their first big public splash as the Zephyr competition team. To the old-guard60s-style skaters at the event, these wild kids with their riffing, low-slung style seemed to explode out of nowhere. The Z-Boys soon took offon independent skating careers, and a new era in youth culture was launched.

90 Minutes. Rated PG-13 by the MPAA. A Sony Pictures Classics Release.