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Carlsbad, California - Snowboarding’s best will once again descend upon The Fillmore in Denver, Colorado, for snowboarding’s biggest night of the year – the TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Award Show, presented by New Era. The 12th annual red carpet event brings the top snowboarding pros together for one night to celebrate the year’s most outstanding riders.

The 2011 TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Award Show will be held on Friday, January 28, the second night of the SnowSports Industries America (SIA) trade show. Doors to the Fillmore open at 7:00 p.m., with the award show starting at 8:00 p.m.

“The Riders’ Poll is a chance to step back from the grind and celebrate snowboarding’s top riders and their achievements over the past year. It’s an opportunity for them to get much-deserved recognition from their fellow riders.” -Annie Fast, Editor-In-Chief, TransWorld SNOWboarding

The award winners are voted on by pro riders in each of the seven categories, including Men’s Rider Of The Year, Women’s Rider Of The Year, Rookie Of The Year, Men’s Video Part Of The Year, Women’s Video Part Of The Year, Video Of The Year, and Standout Of The Year. The show also features a Readers’ Choice award presented by New Era for both men and women, voted on by TWS readers.

12th Annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Award Nominees:

Men’s Rider Of The Year
John Jackson
Gigi Rüf
Dan Brisse

Women’s Rider Of The Year
Annie Boulanger
Jess Kimura
Torah Bright

Rookie Of The Year
Mark Sollors
Phil Jacques
Jess Kimura

Men’s Video Part Of The Year
Mark Sollors (TransWorld SNOWboarding, In Color)
John Jackson (Forum, F-k It)
Gigi Rüf (Volcom, 9191)

Women’s Video Part Of The Year
Annie Boulanger (Absinthe, NowHere)
Jess Kimura (Think Thank, Left Brain Right Brain)
Leanne Pelosi (Standard, The Storming)

Standout Of The Year
Mikey LeBlanc (Stairset ender in Videograss’ Bon Voyage)
Danny Davis (Mammoth Mountain Grand Prix winning half pipe run)
Torstein Horgmo (Landing the first triple cork in Standard’s The Storming)

Video Of The Year
People, Cheers
TransWorld SNOWboarding
, In Color
Forum, F-k It

Readers’ Choice Presented By New Era
TBA

Legend Award
Mike Ranquet

Tickets to the award show will be available during the SIA trade show at the TransWorld SNOWboarding booth located in the Yard.

The Riders’ Poll Award Show is presented by New Era. Additional sponsors include Red Bull, Skullcandy, Keystone Resort, Spy+, Oskar Blues Brewery, and Zumiez.

For more information on TransWorld SNOWboarding and the Riders’ Poll, please visit www.transworldsnowboarding.com.