A few weeks ago, Levi’s® announced the first ever Levi’s® Red Tab Awards. This was the equivalent of the online Oscars for BMX videos made by Vital BMX members, and three top winners were going to score $500 Levi’s® Gift Certificates. A new button on the Vital BMX video player labeled “Nominate This Video” was implemented, which allowed viewers to nominate a Vital BMX Member video to be included in the contest. The 30 videos that received the most nominations were in the running to win 15 prizes. The top award in each category (as chosen by the Levi's® Pro Team) was a $500 Levi.com gift certificate, and second-through-fifth place in each category was a pair of Levi’s®.

Now that you know exactly how the contest worked, it’s time to announce the winners! The Levi’s® Pro Team (Anthony Napolitan, Morgan Wade, Corey Martinez, and Jamie Bestwick) along with the Flow team went through all of the final videos and chose winners in three categories, Riding, Filming, and Overall. The winners are listed below, and if you haven’t watched all the videos, check them out now. The riding and video-making talent of the Vital BMX community is incredible. Thanks to everyone who participated, and Levi's® for putting on the Red Tab Video Awards.


Levi's (Click each picture to see the winning video. Click the name of each runner-up to see their video.) 
Category: Riding
First Place: Todd Meyn
Prize: $500 Levis.com gift certificate
Details: Todd has become an BMX Internet video star over the past few months thanks to his break-through video part. The riding is incredible, and when you add in the fact that he’s only 15 years old, it makes it even that much more ridiculous.
Riding Runners-Up: Julien Leyreloup, Little vid I threw together from footage of the summer, Josh Cox Age 15, Self Filmed

Category: Filming
First Place: Seamus and Phil Jones, Mindestgear.com
Prize: $500 Levis.com gift certificate
Details: Far and away the winner, almost unanimous.
Filming Runners-Up: Blooms Day Vid, Tizer Freak Show, Julien Leyreloup, Roms

Category: Overall
First Place: Self Filmed
Prize: $500 Levis.com gift certificate
Details: “Very good riding! This kid did some amazing riding on the craziest makeshift ramps, and on top of that he filmed everything himself.”—Anthony Napolitan
Overall Runners-Up: Tizer Freak Show, Williams Town Skatepark Edit, Self Edit, Ray’s BMX Video

*Each runner-up will receive a free pair of Levi’s®

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