Powder Awards: Announcing the 2011 Nominees

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL POWDER VIDEO AWARDS & READER POLL
PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG AND VERIZON WIRELESS

San Clemente, CA. (January 13th, 2011) — With less than a month left until the 2011 POWDER Video Awards and Reader Poll (PVA’s) presented by Samsung and Verizon Wireless, POWDER Magazine is pleased to announce the Video Award nominees.

After countless hours of reviewing submittals, and lively debate by POWDER’s panel of expert judges, decisions have been made on the nominees for the following categories:

Best P.O.V.
Julien Regnier in Revolver by Poor Boyz Productions
Athan Merrick in Out of the Shadows by Dendrite Studios
Sammy Carlson in Light the Wick by Teton Gravity Research
Snowbird Buck Naked in G.N.A.R. The Movie by Unofficial Networks

Best Natural Air
Wiley Miller in Eye Trip by Level 1 Productions
Kaj Zackrisson in The Way I See It by MSP Films
Sage Cattabriga-Alosa in Light the Wick by Teton Gravity Research
Richard Permin in The Way I See It by MSP Films

Best Manmade Air
Sammy Carlson’s switch triple rodeo in Revolver by Poor Boyz Productions
Tom Wallisch’s switch double 1440 in Side by Side by Field Productions
Parker White’s zero spin in Eye Trip by Level 1 Productions
Bobby Brown’s triple flat 12 in The Way I See It by MSP Films

The Verizon-Samsung Best Male
Sean Pettit in The Way I See It by MSP Films
Sage Cattabriga-Alosa in Light the Wick by Teton Gravity Research
Dane Tudor in Revolver by Poor Boyz Productions
Sammy Carlson in Light the Wick by Teton Gravity Research

The Verizon-Samsung Best Female
Ingrid Backstrom in The Way I See It by MSP Films
Megan Michelson in Television by Powderwhore Productions
Grete Eliassen in Say My Name by Stan Evans Photography
Elyse Saugstad in The Invincibles by Mog Productions

Best Line
Sage Cattabriga-Alosa in Light the Wick by Teton Gravity Research
Cody Townsend in The Way I See It by MSP Films
Dane Tudor in Revolver by Poor Boyz Productions
Ian McIntosh in Light the Wick by Teton Gravity Research

Best Jib
Sean Pettit in The Way I See It by MSP Films
Ahmet Dadali in Eye Trip by Level 1 Productions
L.J. Strenio in Work it Out by Meathead Films
Tom Wallisch in Eye Trip by Level 1 Productions
Cam Riley in Network by Stept Productions

Best Powder
Sean Pettit, Jacob Wester and Henrik Windstedt in The Way I See It by MSP Films
Chris Erickson, Jake Sakson, Paige Brady and Will Cardamone in Television by Powderwhore Productions
Cody Townsend, Shroder Baker, Todd Ligare and Rachael Burks in Light the Wick by Teton Gravity Research
Dane Tudor, Brandon Kelly, Riley Leboe and Charley Ager in Revolver by Poor Boyz Productions

Movie of the Year
Eye Trip by Level 1 Productions
Light the Wick by Teton Gravity Research
Side by Side by Field Productions
The Way I See It by MSP Films
Network by Stept Productions

Best Documentary
Like a Lion by Eric Iberg
G.N.A.R., The Movie by Unofficial Networks
Australis by Granite Films
A Life Ascending by Stephen Grynberg
Azadi Freedom by B4apres Media

The North Face Breakthrough Performance
TBA

Full Throttle Award
TBA

In addition to the Reader Poll, the Video Awards will recognize these other categories: Tightest Pants, Best Guitar Solo, Worst Hotel Guest, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, and Photo of The Year.

Since 2000, the PVA’s have been recognized by the industry, athletes and skiing community as the premier ski awards. Continuing to be the must-attend party during Winter X Games in Aspen, those lucky enough to get in the door experience one of the most intimate events of the year.

Additionally, for the first time ever, Denver, Colorado, home to the SIA Snow Show, will host an exclusive satellite viewing party at The Oak Tavern. VIP Happy Hour is from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Attendees will include the industry’s most recognized athletes, top ski industry executives, pro ski icons, national media, and guest celebrities. For those opting to enjoy the show from the comfort of their own home, a live webcast will be made available to be accessed by viewers from around the globe.

Check out the brand new PVA site now and be sure to tune in that night! The 2011 POWDER Video Awards and Reader Poll Presented by Samsung and Verizon Wireless will take place January 28th, 2011, at the historic Wheeler Opera House, in Aspen, Colorado. Attendance is by invitation only, but watch/catch the live webcast, right here, at powderawards.com beginning at 7:30 p.m. (MST) with live red carpet arrivals immediately followed by the live Awards show beginning at 8:00 p.m. (MST).

Also, get socially networked with the PVA’s on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.

Special thanks to the sponsors of the 2011 POWDER Video Awards and Reader Poll: Samsung and Verizon Wireless, Aspen/Snowmass, Red Bull and The North Face.

About The Powder Video Awards and Reader Poll:
The POWDER Video Awards were born as the first show of its kind to acknowledge the artistry and athleticism in ski film and photography. A year later we added to this format and established the first-ever Reader Poll to recognize the seasonal feats of skiing heroes. This year the event enters its 11th year of recognizing those that continue to progress the sport and change the perception of skiing.

About POWDER:
POWDER, The Skier’s Magazine, is produced by and for those who embrace skiing like no other, and is developed through a collective love of two things: good skiing and good magazines. Since it’s inception in 1972, the strength of the POWDER title has been based on authenticity, experience, and respect for its readers-the most passionate, dedicated, and loyal in the sport. POWDER is part of Source Interlink Media’s Action Sports Group (ASG) that reaches more than 2 million active sports enthusiasts through an integrated network of magazines, online properties, events and television programming. For more information, please visit powdermag.com

About Samsung Telecommunications
America Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungmobileusa.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of two business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Action Sports Group:
Reaching more than 10 million enthusiasts, Source Interlink Media’s Action Sports Group (ASG) is the dominant force in the action sports and adventure sports arenas. In addition to publishing leading lifestyle publications such as Surfer, Surfing, Snowboarder, Skateboarder, Bike, Paved, Powder, Canoe & Kayak and SUP Magazine, Source Interlink Media’s ASG delivers a cutting-edge network of online properties such as Fantasy Surfer and The Hot 100, events and television programming. For more information, please visit actionsportsgroup.net.

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