Second Annual Bright European Skateboard Awards Held January 17

For the second year, the Bright European Skateboard Awards will be held to celebrate the people who make skateboarding in Europe happen, and who've been blowing minds of the community in their respective fields – whether it's skating, filming, photography, or running a brand that drives the scene.

Here’s the official list of nominees for the 2012 Bright European Skate Awards:

Skate-Aid Charity Award:



LSD DIY Park Russia


Web Edition of the Year:

A Brief Glance // www.abriefglance.com

The DC Embassy // www.thedcembassy.com

Live Skateboard Media // www.liveskateboardmedia.com

Place Online // www.placeskateboarding.de

Soma Online // www.somaskate.com


Shop of the Year:

For The City – Barcelona, Spain

Lost Art – Liverpool, UK

Nozbone – Paris, France

Slam City Skates – London, UK

Welcome – Madrid, Spain


Cover of the Year:

Check the entries here

A Brief Glance (Italy) – Issue 10 – December 2011 – Simone Bertozzi by Davide Biondani.

Beach Brother (France) – Issue 59 – March/April 2012 0 – Greyson Fletcher by Affif Bellakdar.

Dank (Norway) – Issue 4 – Spetmber 2012 – Eirik Svensen by Jørn Aagaard.

Giftorm (Sweden) – Issue 51 – May 2012 – Christian Sandell by Jonas Adolfsson.

Grey (UK) – Issue 10 – Sept 2012 – Gavin Morgan by Henry Kingsford.

Kingpin (Europe) – Issue 103 – July 2012 – Sami Miettinen by Percy Dean.

Limited (Germany) – Issue 105 – Nov/December 2011 – Sabrina “Puse” Göggel by Thomas Gentsch.

Monster Skateboard Magazine (Germany) – Issue 312 – July 2012 – Roland Hirsch by Henrik Biemer.

Place (Germany) – Issue 37 – November 2012 – Ben Raybourn by Henrik Biemer.

Sidewalk (UK) – Issue 191 – August 2012 – Tom Penny by Chris Johnson.

Soma (France) – Issue 27 – Feb/March 2012 – Remy Taveira & Oscar Candon by David Turakiewicz.

Sugar (France) – Issue 135 – April 2012 – Axel Cruysberghs by Eric Antoine.

Surge (Portugal) – Issue 16 – Sept/October 2012- Art by Adrian Blanca.

Uno (Spain) – Issue 55 – April 2012 – Marcos Gomez by Gerard Riera.


Photographer of the Year:

Sam Ashley

Henry Kingsford

Davy Van Laere

Marcel Veldman

Nils Svensson


Videographer of the Year:

Pontus Alv – The Polar Skate Co. Promo

Ludovic Azemar – Color your Memories

Henry Edwards-Wood – Slam City's City of Rat

Eduardo Munoz – DC Europe's Where EU at?

Federico Vitetta – Girl & Chocolate Skateboards' Pretty Sweet


Brand of the Year:

Magenta Skateboards

Palace Skateboards

Perus Crew

Polar Skate Co.

Sweet Skateboards


Video Feature of the Year:

Madars Apse – Future Nature – Element Skateboards

Madars Apse – Where EU at? – DC Shoe Co.

Jesus Fernandez – Pretty Sweet- Girl & Chocolate Skateboards

Josef Scott Jatta – Where EU at? – DC Shoe Co.

Christoph “Willow” Wildgruber- 5 Incher – Almost Skateboards

Tom Knox

Thaynan Costa

Fernando Bramsmark


Kingpin European Skateboarder of the Year:

Youness Amrani

Madars Apse

Eniz Fazliov

Jesus Fernandez

Nassim Guammaz

Josef Scott Jatta

Ben Nordberg

Ben Raemers

Bastien Salabanzi

Christoph "Willow" Wilgruber


The Bright European Skateboard Awards ceremony will take place in Berlin's Babylon Kino, on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Doors open at 19:30.