Industry News 3/19/2015

B$Z: Call for Nominations in Global Skateboarding Awards

World Skateboarding Federation today announced a call for nominations in the first-ever Global Skateboarding Awards to honor those in the skateboarding industry who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of social responsibility, volunteerism and corporate citizenship.  The awards will be presented Friday, May 22 at the opening night reception for the 2015 Global Skateboarding Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. 

Nominees should demonstrate one or more of the following:

Social Responsibility – promote youth development and growth through activism within the global skateboarding community. Examples include development of skate parks, educational scholarships for skaters, skate clinics, mentoring programs, etc.

Corporate citizenship – efforts to use and promote environmentally friendly manufacturing and production practices.

Volunteerism – donating one’s time and getting hands on to change lives for the better.  Examples include free skate clinics, demos, shoe and skateboard drives, skate park construction, etc.

The GSA’s will be presented in the following categories:

- Brand of the Year
- Skateboarder of the Year

- Retailer of the Year

- Nonprofit Organization of the Year

- Skate Park of the Year

- Lifetime Achievement Award

“We’re excited to present the Global Skateboarding Awards at the Global Skateboarding Summit in Istanbul. As the first-ever gathering of the global skateboarding industry, it is the perfect place to recognize these philanthropic leaders in the industry who have taken an active role in improving the lives of others,” said Tim McFerran, president of World Skateboarding Federation. 

To nominate a company or individual, visit the official nomination page at www.worldskateboardingfederation.org/nominations.

Nominees will be announced April 1, 2015.  Online voting begins April 2 and ends April 30.  Finalists will be notified on May 1 and the winners will be announced during the opening night reception at the Global Skateboarding Summit on May 22.