The biggest night in snowboarding is coming to Denver! The 11th Annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders' Poll Awards will be held at The Fillmore Auditorium in Downtown Denver, Friday, January 29, 2010 during the SIA trade show. The Riders' Poll Awards honors snowboarding's top riders—the nominees and winners are determined by polling more than 125 professional snowboarders worldwide. In addition, thousands of TransWorld SNOWboarding readers cast their votes for the winner of the Men's and Women's Reader's Poll Award. This year, TransWorld will also return to honoring the legends of snowboarding with the Legend Award—past winners include Craig Kelly, Terry Kidwell, and Damien Sanders. This year, the Legend Award goes to backcountry pioneer, pro rider, Alaska guide, Tahoe local, and all around good guy—Tom Burt.

For the first time in history, this event will be open to the public. Come celebrate with us as the world's best snowboarders cheer on the nominees for the biggest honor in snowboarding.For tickets go to www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/415853. See you in Denver!

And the nominees are:

Rookie Of The Year

Jed Anderson

Ben Bilocq

Halldór Helgason

Sebastien Toutant

Men's Rider Of The Year

John Jackson

Pat Moore

Bode Merrill

Gigi Rüf

Women's Rider Of The Year

Annie Boulanger

Marie-France Roy

Torah Bright

Men's Video Part Of The Year

Bode Merrill (Neverland)

John Jackson (Forever)

Gigi Rüf (Neverland)

Women's Video Part Of The Year

Annie Boulanger (Neverland)

Marie-France Roy (Neverland)

Torah Bright (Stance)

Video Of The Year


Neverland/Absinthe Films


Standout Of The Year

Xavier De Le Rue —Hair-raising, big-mountain lines in Alaska.

Louis-Felix Paradis—New rail variations.

Chas Guldemond —Contest clean-up.

Reader's Choice:

Men's Reader's Choice
1. Torstein Horgmo
2. Halldór Helgason
3. Eiki Helgason

Women's Reader's Choice
1. Marie-France Roy
2. Leanne Pelosi
3. Torah Bright

Congratulations to all the nominees! See you in Denver!


For more information about the Rider’s Poll Awards, contact Scott Desiderio: Scott.desiderio@transworld.net