More awards, more nominees, fame, fortune and more- it’s all in the mix and with over 150 proos and thousands of readers voting, it should be interesting to see who wins. Here’s the official press release. Just one question: why isn’t there a “Best Vert” award in there? One of the biggest magazines and no vert??? Anybody have an answer for that one, I don’t…
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Winners To Be Announced on June 13, 2008 in Hollywood, CA
Oceanside, CA â€“ May 16, 2008 â€“ Transworld SKATEboarding, the worldâ€™s number one skateboard magazine, announced the nominees for the 10th Annual Transworld SKATEboarding Awards today. The winners will be named during a live event on June 13, 2008 at Avalon Hollywood.
The Transworld SKATEboarding Awards honor skateboardingâ€™s top riders, presenting eight awards to professional skateboarders in the categories of: Best Rookie, Best Street Skater, Best Transition Skater, Best Team, Best Video, Best Video Part, Best Two Video Parts, TWS Readersâ€™ Choice and the TWS Legend Award. The award winners are determined by polling more than 150 professional skateboarders worldwide with thousands of Transworld SKATEboardingâ€™s readers voting for the winner of the TWS Readersâ€™ Choice Award. This yearâ€™s TWS Legend Award will be presented to one of skateboardingâ€™s biggest stars, Tony Hawk. Previous winners of this prestigious award have included Mark Gonzales, Lance Mountain, and Steve Caballero.
To commemorate the 10th Anniversary, this yearâ€™s TWS Awards will also include a ten-year photo slideshow featuring the most acclaimed photography, art direction, and storytelling in skateboarding. Plus, the post awards party will kick-off with the world premiere of And Now, the newest film by Transworld SKATEboardingâ€™s Jon Holland and Chris Ray, featuring Sean Malto, David Gravette, Matt Miller, Richie Jackson, Kenny Hoyle, and Nick Trapasso.
â€œThe TWS Awards have always been the biggest and best awards in skateboarding, and thatâ€™s because itâ€™s the pros who decide who truly rose above for the year,â€ says Eric Stricker, editor of Transworld SKATEboarding. â€œThere isnâ€™t a more meaningful award than garnering that kind of respect from your peers. And with the level of skateboarding turned up thanks to the astronomical number of video releases in â€™07, whoever wins deserves to party that much harder.â€
Here are the official nominees for the 10th Annual Transworld SKATEboarding Awards:
Lakai, Fully Flared
Osiris, Feed The Need
BEST TWO VIDEO PARTS
Silas Baxter-Neal, Inhabitants & eSpecial
Corey Duffel, Feed The Need & Cataclysmic Abyss
Stefan Janoski, Inhabitants & Nothing But The Truth
BEST VIDEO PART
Stefan Janoski, Habitat, Inhabitants
Guy Mariano, Lakai, Fully Flared
Omar Salazar, Nike SB, Nothing But The Truth
TWS READERSâ€™ CHOICE
Mike Mo Capaldi
The 10th Annual Transworld SKATEboarding Awards is proud to be associated with sponsors: New Era, Stereo Sound Agency, Vans, and Zoo York. For more information on Transworld SKATEboarding and the Transworld SKATEboarding Awards, please visit skateboarding.com.