Photo: Forest Woodward
Luminary Award: Jeremy Jones
Jeremy Jones is the recipient of the Riders' Poll 20 Luminary Award. Previously referred to as the Influencer Award, this acknowledgment honors someone in our community of snowboarders who have done an outstanding job inspiring and influencing others. This year's Luminary Award recognizes Jeremy for the work he has done through the organization he founded more than a decade ago. If there is one common factor required in snowboarding it is the presence of snow. In observing the lack of organizations within the snowsports community focused on protecting this invaluable resource through action, Jones established Protect Our Winters to become part of a solution. Jones' voice on climate activism transcends snowboarding and action sports, working to bring about political change, and more than ever he is letting those at the highest levels hear his voice while working to motivate our community to fight climate change through action.
About Riders’ Poll: For 20 years, TransWorld SNOWboarding has polled the professional snowboarding community to find their picks for the best riders of the year. Each season, these awards are decided by the opinions of over 100 pros. While TransWorld SNOWboarding hosts the awards, the winners are truly a reflection of peer acknowledgement—the highest honor any rider can receive.