Bright European Skateboard Award 2012

Last Friday in Berlin took place the first Bright European Skateboard Award.

Bright Show in collaboration with the Kingpin, has invited about 300 people in the auditorium of the former Stasi headquarters to reward the winners of 10 categories chosen by 70 members of a jury composed of respected people who work in the European skateboard scene.

Each judge had to choose his three favorite nominations for 10 following categories:

best skater, Kingpin’s readers choice best rider, rookie of the year, best video, top brand, best trick, best photographer, best skate shop, best cover and hardest slam.

The “black tie event” was presented by Sally Braid and Lennie Burmeister, and saw the participation, among others, of TWS’s Editor in chief Skin Phillips, who awarded the “Best Photographer” and of Ray Barbee who awarded the “European Skater of the Year” and played guitar for the audience.

A funny night with people coming from all over Europe who enjoyed the music, the burlesque show, the drinks and the atmosphere of the first ever Bright European Skateboard Award.

Find below the winners of the ten categories.

European skater of the year: Luca Puig.

Reader’s choice awards: Aniz Favilov.

Rookie of the year: Albert Nyberg.

Video production of the year: Lucas Puig pro spotlight.

Brand of the year: Palace Skateboards.

Trick of the year: Steve Fostner, kickflip.

Photographer of the year: Sam Rubio.

Shop of the year: Lost Art, Liverpool.

Cover of the year: Kingpin issue 93.

Slam of the year: Steve Fostner.

Alex Irvine.

Lev from Palace  and Skin Phillips.

Neil Chester.

Kaspar and Colin.

Ray Barbee.

Burlesque show.