Prize Packs Announced for Red Bull Rookie of the Year Award

COVID-19 might have thrown a spanner in the works when it comes to riding contests, but we're upping the stakes when it comes to the Red Bull Rookie of the Year Award! Alongside the Rookie of the Year Award, we've introduced two new categories - the Athletes' Choice and People's Choice Award, each with their own set of prize packs! 

Red Bull Rookie of the Year Award

The Rookie of the Year will be awarded with a Wildcard to a Crankworx Slopestyle event in 2021, flights and accommodation included, as well as EUR 500,- cash pocket money. In addition, the winner will also receive his FMB World Tour License for the upcoming season.

Athletes' Choice

New for 2020 is the Athletes' Choice Award, which will go to the rider chosen as the best rider by a roster of FMB World Tour professionals. The rider chosen by the Athlete's Panel will receive their FMB World Tour License for the upcoming season + a €750,00 (EUR) cash prize.

People's Choice

In addition to the Rookie of the Year Award and the Athletes' Choice Award, in 2020, we're also opening up voting to FMB World Tour fans. Video submissions will all be added to Clipparoo, an online collection tool which will enable users to vote for their favorite rider. The People's Choice winner will be awarded with an FMB World Tour License for the upcoming season.

For the People's Choice, cash prizes will be awared for the Top 3 riders.

1st - €750,00 (EUR)
2nd - €300,00 (EUR)
3rd - €200,00 (EUR)


  • Athlete must have a current FMB World Tour License or a FMB Free Amateur License
  • Athlete must not yet have competed at a Diamond event unless via Wildcard in the current (2020) season to be ranked on the FMBA Red Bull Rookie Rankings
  • Athlete must be 16 and older and below age 22 (ranges 31.12.2003 - 01.01.1999) to be eligible for participation 
  • For the Red Bull Rookie Award Best Line: Athletes must register for this competition through the FMBA Member Management platform


Athlete must register for the Red Bull Rookie Award Best Line through the FMBA Member Management platform for participation. Athletes need to have signed up for either a FMB World Tour License or a FMB Free Amateur License to be able to complete registration for Best Line.


  • Disciplines: DJ & SS
  • Judging: a dedicated judge panel will rank all submitted videos
  • Videos on which athletes want to be judged on must NOT be videos from a FMBA sanctioned competition where athletes get FMB ranking pts from their regular competition results anyways
  • Video runs must be a maximum length of 1min and must not contain music
  • Video runs (within 1min length) should contain at least 3 consecutive tricks in one line and can contain more. 
  • Rider Introduction must be included within the video
  • Everything from the run must be seen on the video at all time - from take-off to landing - (e.g. no dead angles in landing) in order for the judges to score a run at full sight. No cuts allowed. 
  • Athletes can hand in multiple videos but will only be judged on their best one. If an athlete wants to hand in another video, he should be indicating why they are submitting a new video (e.g. new line, improving his tricks …)


  • Once you have registered you musti submit your video through Instagram.
  • Videos must be posted via Instagram and include the following hashtags: #ROTYBestLine #fmbworldtour #Redbullbike
  • Only videos containing all three hashtags will be considered for entry into the award