Are you the next Skateboarding, BMX or Mountain Bike legend? You could be about to find out, as Red Bull launches Red Bull Phenom, a search for the hottest new action sports stars to get invited to X-Games.
The competition invites would-be athletes to submit a 60 second video of themselves pulling off their best moves in their chosen discipline — Skate street, BMX street and Mountain Bike slopestyle. The videos will then be judged on talent, performance and style by a team of super judges who are all icons in their sports. BMX’s Mike Escamilla, Freestyle Mountain Bike pioneer Richie Schley and Skate’s Steve Caballero.
The six ‘phenom’ finalists per discipline will receive a once-in-a-lifetime all-expenses paid trip to the X-Games where they will compete against each other for a chance to have their own video profile produced by Red Bull. For Mountain Bike slopestyle tricksters, this will be a trip to X Games Munich in June while BMX street and Skate street competitors will go to X Games Los Angeles, Calif. USA in August.
Comments Steve Caballero: “Our industry has exploded and there are so many riders working their way up the ranks. Red Bull Phenom is your chance to get noticed!”
The competition is open to non-pros between the ages of 13 and 19. All you have to do to enter is upload your video to YouTube using the key words “Red Bull Phenom” and then submit the video link and other information onto redbullphenom.com. Full entry details and rules can also be found on the website.
MTB slopestyle entries are open from until May 20th.
Skate street and BMX street entries are open from until to June 17th.
So don’t waste any time. Get out there and nail that move and send us the YouTube link!
More details about the contest can be found on www.redbullphenom.com.
About the Judges
Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla started riding BMX in 1990 at age 11. Since then he has grown up in the pages of magazines like Ride BMX, Details, Playboy, Complex and others, helping the sport to grow. Ride Magazine voted him one of the most influential riders of the 90s.
Steve Caballero is a skate vert legend known for pioneering difficult tricks and for setting the long-standing record for the highest air achieved on a halfpipe. In 1999, Thrasher Magazine named Caballero the “Skater of the Century”.
Richie Schley is a pioneer of the mountain bike free ride movement who has continued to pave the way for young rippers and the free ride scene. Partnerships with Whistler Blackcomb and Rotwild are proof that he is still a force in the mountain bike world.
About X-Games Global Expansion
X-Games, the leading action sports competition and lifestyle brand, will spotlight the world’s best action sports athletes in BMX, Skateboard, Moto X, and Rally Car Racing at the X Games; and Skiing, Snowboard and Snowmobile at the winter version of the X-Games against the backdrop of the host city and country. Each X-Games event will take on its own distinguishing character that will set it apart from the others, including the introduction of new sports and cultural elements that are drawn from the host cities themselves.
The remaining summer events are:
May 16-19: X Games Barcelona, Spain
June 27-30: X Games Munich, Germany
August 1-4: X Games Los Angeles, Calif., USA
Red Bull has also teamed up with GoPro. No stranger to the action sports scene and finding new talent through video, GoPro is a natural partner for Red Bull Phenom and will be providing free Hero3s to the winners.