Just 3 Days Left To Vote In The 2015 Supconnect Editor's Choice Awards

SAN DIEGO, California - After launching the 6th Annual Supconnect Editor's Choice Awards on July 1st, the voting for the awards will be coming to a close in just a few days time.

The Supconnect Awards started in 2010 as a way of recognizing individuals that made exceptional contributions to the sport. As such, it’s the world’s first and original awards in the stand up paddle industry. Unlike most awards, winners are not chosen strictly on athletic performance and results. The ultimate objective of the Supconnect Awards is to help to create positive icons for the youth in order to increase the longevity of the sport for generations to come. And what’s more, it also aims at recognizing exceptional brands, products, and shops that help raise the bar in their field, serving as blueprints of excellence for others to follow. In that light, do not expect the usual run-of-the-mill winners. Nominees and winners, at least we hope, capture the all-inclusive culture of the sport, with friendly smiles and awe-inspiring stories and, yes, performances.

Voting for the 2015 Editor's Choice Awards will come to a close on August 30, 2015 and the winners will be announced at our Awards Party in partnership with the AWSI during the Surf Expo in September.

The selection process for the Supconnect Editor's Choice Awards is a detailed one that involves the Supconnect Staff and an advisory board consisting of highly knowledgeable individuals of the standup paddle community. The athletes chosen for the Supconnect Awards all went through the same criteria which is based on four qualities:

  • Ambassadorship: Conveying the cheerfulness and inclusiveness characteristic of the sport.
  • Involvement: Attending events and gatherings, having a finger on the pulse of the sport.
  • Performance: Showing proficiency in the sport, though top results are not a requirement.
  • Support: Having a following and votes to show you have some support to validate your credibility.

To cast your final votes for the 2015 Supconnect Editor's Choice Awards, click here.

Supconnect would also like to thank Turtle Bay Resorts and Maui Jim for their support in the 2015 Supconnect Awards and to their support for the sport of stand up paddling as a whole.

Last modified onThursday, 27 August 2015 15:14

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