CLEARWATER, Fla. — The pre-nom ballot for the StorErotica Awards, consisting of 10 categories, will be open until May 20 on StorEroticaAwards.com.
The fifth annual StorErotica Awards will be presented at the ANME Founders Show, July 10-12.
"Not only is our pre-nomination site a barometer when helping us determine our final nominations ballot, but it is also a continued thrill to witness how this industry perceives their own," StorErotica Magazine Editor Kristofer Kay said. "We encourage every member of the adult retail community to recognize those businesses who have exemplified excellence over the past year.”
Categories in the 2011 StorErotica Awards include Retailer of the Year, (both independent and chain store businesses), Manufacturer of the Year, Distributor of the Year and Hot Product of the Year. New awards show categories include: Sexual Enhancement Product of the Year, Lubricant Manufacturer of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year (by vendor) and Fetish Company of the Year.
The awards dedicated to the soft goods (apparel) portion of the industry will be announced at a later date, the company said.
Considering that ANME brings together the top names in the novelty sector of adult retail, it is an ideal atmosphere to play host to the StorErotica Awards," Kay said. "We're elated to be part of such an event and look forward to honoring the winners in front of their peers and colleagues."
The fifth annual StorErotica Awards ceremony will take place on July 11, during that evening’s cocktail reception and party.
StorErotica Magazine also will be presenting an industry seminar on Sunday afternoon during ANME.