TWS Announces 10th Annual Reader’s Poll Nominees

Oceanside, Calif. – January 8, 2009–The world's top pro riders have already chosen who will be crowned with snowboarding's highest awards at the upcoming 10th Annual Transworld SNOWboarding Riders' Poll Awards. Meanwhile, thousands of the magazine's readers also got a chance to vote in the Reader's Choice Awards for their favorite riders online at transworldsnowboarding.com. And their votes are in!

The nominees are:

Men's Reader's Choice:
Eiki Helgason
Scott Lago
Travis Rice

Women's Reader's Choice:
Jamie Anderson
Desiree Melancon
Marie-France Roy

Congratulations to all the nominees!

Riders' Poll will be moving to Denver next year. so this year's farewell to Vegas promises to be quite a night.  Adding to the excitement are two live performances by Volcom Entertainment's Candi Koded featuring Jamie Lynn and Tweak Bird following the award show.  This year, we are also giving back to one of our favorite charities, Protect Our Winters (POW) by offering a unique opportunity for companies to purchase a stage-side table at the show.  POW believes that while alone we can't solve climate change, the winter sports community as a whole has a responsibility to save the lifestyle we rely on.  Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the show and help the environment too.  For more info on buying a table, please contact your TransWorld sales rep.

Huge thanks to presenting sponsor GORE-TEX® and sponsors New Era, Red Bull, and Namco Games/We Ski & Snowboard for their support.


About TransWorld SNOWboarding
TransWorld SNOWboarding is the world's number one snowboard magazine with a print audience of 1.4-million. Found online at transworldsnowboarding.com, TransWorld SNOWboarding is based in Oceanside, California and published by TransWorld Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation.

Bonnier Corporation (bonniercorp.com) is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America and the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences through more than 40 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events.

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