Who inspires you?

Nominations are now open for The Inspiration Awards.
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These days, more than ever, we need heroes.

The Inspiration Awards, started in 2011 year by adidas Outdoors U.S.A., has long been one of the coolest events at Outdoor Retailer. A little like the Oscars of the outdoor industry, The Inspiration Awards seeks to shine the spotlight on people, companies, retailers, and organizations extraordinary passion and dedication  towards increasing participation in the outdoor and winter sports communities.

Nominations open for Inspiration Awards

"We began The Inspiration Awards to recognize those who go out of their way to introduce outdoor participation," said Greg Thomsen, managing director of adidas Outdoor U.S.A. "We know that often times, those new to the outdoors need a parent, a friend, or a scout leader among others to make that first introduction to a hike or that first chairlift ride."

Historically one of the best events of Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, the ceremony will take place on the first night (January 25) of Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show in Denver this year.

And now is the time to nominate someone who inspires you for this prestigious award. Categories include individuals, brands, non-profit groups, youths, and retailers. 

Nominating someone is easy and just takes a few minutes. Judges are looking for passionate nominations that indicate real leadership and action when it comes to getting more people outdoors. 

Cast your vote here

“This event reminds us of the important work happening in our industry and we are happy that it will now kick off our new show that unites two special communities," said Marisa Nicholson, vice president and show director for all Outdoor Retailer events.

Nominate someone who inspires you today!

Nominations open for Inspiration Awards Outdoor Retailer

The Inspiration Awards is sponsored by Adidas Outdoors U.S.A., the Boy Scouts of America, and Dreamjobbing. SNEWS and O.R. Daily (which is powered by SNEWS) are the official media partners of the event.