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European Skateboard Awards – BESA 2018

European Skateboard Awards – BESA 2018
Salad Days

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 an skatedeluxe, the 7th installment 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
- LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

The jury members are:

Mathieu Tourneur
Jan Kliewer
Jeremie Daclin
Danijel Stankovic
Peter Kolks
Oliver Tielsch
Stefan Schwinghammer
Neil Cheste
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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 @:
soloskatemag.com
awards.brightskateboarding.com
skatedeluxe.com/besa

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