Industry News 1/19/2012

EVENT: Nominees Announced For The 14th Annual TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards

Nominees Announced For The 14th Annual TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards Presented By New Era
Winners To Be Awarded On February 16, 2012 In Hollywood, CA

TransWorld SKATEboarding, the world's largest skateboarding media outlet, delivering quality skateboarding content for 30 years, announces the nominees for the 14th Annual TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards Presented by New Era. The winners will be announced during the premiere live event on February 16, 2012 in Hollywood, CA.

This year's awards show will be honoring skateboarding's top riders and videos, presenting nine awards to professional skateboarders in the categories of Best Rookie, Best Street Skater, Best Transition Skater, Best Team, Best Video, Best Video Part, New Era Readers' Choice, TWS Legend Award and the Eric Stricker Memorial Award. The winners will be handpicked by TransWorld SKATEbaording's editorial staff, with its readers voting for the New Era Readers' Choice Award.

Directly following the awards, TransWorld SKATEboarding will premiere its 24th video, The Cinematographer Project, a film produced by John Holland, featuring 15 of the world's best skateboarding cinematographers, including TransWorld SKATEboarding.com's up-and-coming pick.

The official nominees for this year's awards are:

BEST ROOKIE
Tom Asta, Ishod Wair, Wes Kremer

BEST VIDEO PART
Nyjah Huston (Rise & Shine), Grant Taylor (SB Chronicles Vol. 1), Dennis Busenitz (Since Day One)

BEST VIDEO
The Sk8mafia Video, Since Day One, SB Chronicles Vol. 1

BEST TEAM
Real, Sk8mafia, Expedition

BEST STREET SKATER
Brandon Westgate, Dennis Busenitz, Nyjah Huston

BEST TRANSITION SKATER
Raven Tershy, Grant Taylor, Alex Perelson

The New Era Readers' Choice nominees, TWS Legend and Eric Stricker Memorial Awards recipients will be announced at a later date. The 14th Annual TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards Presented by New Era is proud to be supported by additional sponsors including Red Bull and KRÜ 82 Vodka.