SURF INDUSTRY MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR SIMA IMAGE AWARDS

The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) is proud to announce the list of nominees for the SIMA Image Awards, which will honor the best of the surf industry from 2010. In its eighth year, the SIMA Image Awards is the only awards program that gives the surf industry the opportunity to recognize fellow surf industry companies for their outstanding contributions to the industry. “On behalf of the SIMA Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate each SIMA Image Awards nominee on the accomplishment of being recognized by your industry peers for your hard work and innovation,” said Doug Palladini, SIMA President and VP of Marketing for Vans. “Image Awards is the perfect time to reflect on the excellence of our industry, celebrate the success of today and be inspired for the future. We look forward to honoring the nominees as well as the winners in February.” The winners will be announced at the SIMA Image Awards ceremony, which will be held for the first time stateside on Thursday, February 3, 2011, at the House of Blues Anaheim. The goal of the SIMA Image Awards is to identify the surf industry’s most influential companies and recognize them for their efforts to advance and grow the industry over the past year. This year, companies will be recognized in the following 15 categories. SIMA IMAGE AWARDS NOMINEES OVERALL AWARDS Breakthrough Brand of the Year Criteria: Recognizing the small- to mid-size men’s or women’s brand that experienced breakthrough growth between January 1 and September 1, 2010. Consider surfboard, apparel, footwear, wetsuit and accessory brands that had a breakthrough year through product development...