How to apply


The “FOCUS Become a Knight” Online Video Contest.

Fancy a wild card to the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2016 week? The “FOCUS Become a Knight” video clip competition judges will be handing out two coveted invites (1 Pro & 1 Freeride) to join the roundtable of knights. It’s the only way to get into the Suzuki Nine Knights without an invite!

Who can enter?

The online qualification is open to everyone, pros and amateurs from all over the world, who think they have what it takes to ride at the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2016.

NEW FOR 2016:

Freeride category:
The Freeride category can be joined from everyone without a bike sponsor. Here the main Focus is on the freeriding and big bike skills.
„Show us your best Freeride/Big bike riding“
The winner will not only get an invite to the Suzuki Nine Knights, but also a bike sponsorship with FOCUS bikes.

Open category:
We are giving away 1 spot for the Suzuki Nine Knights.

What kind of tricks should I do?

We want to see mainly your freeride and big bike talent, but as well, your best dirt jump and slopestyle tricks.
Show us your skills, technical diversity and a lot of style.

What should the Video look like?

1. Download the “FOCUS Become a Knight” pre-roll and add it in front of your video. Download: CLICK HERE!
2. Add some written information in the beginning of your edit (NAME, AGE, ORIGIN).
3. The video should not be longer then 90 seconds, and it's all about the action!
4. Submit your finished Video

How do I submit my video?

1. Go to
2. Add your video
3. Enter friend’s email address:
4. Enter your email address
5. Type your message: Your contact information (full name, email, telephone, music info) & if you wanna take part in the freeride category for a FOCUS sponsorship
6. Press Transfer. By submitting your video to the competition you automatically agree to our privacy policy.
Once we have uploaded  your contribution on the Nine Knights You Tube channel, you have officially entered the online video competition.

Which music should I use?

You are free to choose your own songs, as long as they are free of rights or you have a legal cooperation with the artist, otherwise we will have to replace your choice.
Some useful sites:

Do I have to edit the movie myself?

The editing is not the important part, it´s all about the riding. So DYI style or let your friend do the computer work.

Can I watch the videos from the other riders?

Go to for all submissions and updates (also last years'). They can also be found on YouTube

Till when do I have to submit my movie?

The deadline for submitting the video is 17th August, 2016. The winner will be announced the week after via email and through a press release.