The sixth annual Bright European Skateboard Awards (BESAs) are back this coming January and will be held in Berlin’s Festsaal Kreuzberg. This year the awards will be selected slightly differently with six categories being voted for by the public and a further five categories being selected by a panel of judges.
Press Release: Six years after the inaugural Bright European Skateboard Awards ceremony in Berlin, the BESAs will be back in a few weeks with some slightly changes : Initiated by Bright, and presented together with Solo Skateboarding Magazine and skatedeluxe, the 7th instalment of Europe’s leading industry award will go down at Berlin’s Festsaal Kreuzberg on January 16, 2018.
Celebrating the people who make European skateboarding happen for the 7th year, the 2018 BESAs will be awarding 11 categories.
For the first time, the judging will take place under a new format: a board of 8 Jury members will be discussing the nominees and voting for their favourite contender. This year’s jury will be composed by industry staple names from various origin and background.
As before, the public will be able to cast their vote in 6 of the categories, starting January 2nd and running until January 7th. These categories are:
EUROPEAN SKATER OF THE YEAR
EUROPEAN FEMALE SKATER OF THE YEAR
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
BRAND OF THE YEAR
VIDEO PROJECT OF THE YEAR
SHOP OF THE YEAR
The following five awards will be handpicked exclusively by the jury:
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
VIDEOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
MEDIA OF THE YEAR
THE SKATE AID CHARITY OF THE YEAR
The jury members are:
- Mathieu Tourneur
- Jan Kliewer
- Jeremie Daclin
- Danijel Stankovic
- Peter Kolks
- Oliver Tielsch
- Stefan Schwinghammer
- Neil Chester
The Public voting is presented by Solo, skatedeluxe, and Bright. It is translated in 6 languages (DE, EN, ES, FR, NL, IT) and available all over Europe.
skatedeluxe as one of Europe’s biggest online Skate shops has a reach of more than 250.000 followers.
The ceremony evening on the 16th of January starts at 20.00 and will be hosted by a surprise appearance. All video productions are made by Mark Nickels.
The Party starts at 22.30 with a DJ set of Bleibtreuboy Team Rhythmusgymnastik and live act 67 from London.
The evening will be live streamed by skatedeluxe and running through all 3 channels.
We are looking forward to another epic night in Berlin. Watch all the clips – and vote between January 2nd till 7th @: