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Pole World News is proud to announce the First Annual PWN Awards sponsored by Elite B Inc. on March 21, 2014 at the World Renowned Dorothy Chandler Pavilion located at the Los Angeles Music Center. There are a total of 24 Award Categories divided into three judging systems.

Public Picks – Open Voting Opportunity for Entire Pole & Aerial Community, Judges and Fans to vote for their favorite artists in 10 Categories (see list below).

Peer Picks –Exclusive Voting Opportunity for a Selected Panel of Judges comprised of various esteemed members of the pole and aerial community to vote for the most respected artists in 6 categories. Judges must have voting code. (see list below).

PWN Picks – Exclusive Voting Opportunity for Pole World News Team to select recipients of 8 Specialty Award Categories (see list below).

*Cast your votes between January 20-March 9, 2014. Voting cutoff is scheduled for March 9, 2014 at 11:59pm.

*Please be aware that you will only be able to cast one vote per category*

 

PWN POLE AWARD CATEGORIES AND NOMINEES


The 2014 PWN Award Categories and Nominees are as follows:  

PUBLIC PICKS – (Voting by Judging Panel Count as 30% in these categories)

1. The “Picture Perfect” Award – Most Photogenic

  • Lindsay Green
  • Natasha Wang
  • Jennifer Kim
  • Anastasia Skukhtorova
  • Laurence Hilsum
  • Alessandra Telles
  • Heather West
  • Charlee Shae Wagner
  • Sarah Scott

2. The “WOW” Award – Most Physically Fit of the Year

  • Zoraya Judd
  • Estee Zakar
  • Laura Martin
  • Marlo Fisken
  • Pink Puma
  • Michelle Hafner
  • Oona Kivela
  • Prana Ovide-Etienne
  • Hanka Venselaar
  • Alessandra Marchetti

3. The “Bomb Hangout” Award –Best Studio of the Year

  • The Choreography House, North Hollywood
  • Be Spun Hollywood
  • Romance and Dance Pole Fitness, California
  • Shine, Las Vegas
  • Flirty Fitness, Australia
  • Evolve, Los Angeles
  • The Vertitude, Canoga Park
  • Sheila Kelley S Factor
  • Pole Fitness Studio, Las Vegas
  • The Secret Pole Dance Studio, California
  • Aradia Fitness, North Carolina

4. The “Hot Legs” Award – Sexiest Legs of the Year

  • Adrienne Strauss
  • Alethea Austin
  • Sasja Lee
  • Erika Labansat
  • Kira Lamb
  • Karol Helms
  • Cleo the Hurricane
  • Leigh Ann Reilly
  • Tiffany Hayden

5. The “Gear It Up” Award – Best Pole and Aerial Apparel of the Year

  • Kelly Maglia Couture
  • Pole Dance Playground
  • Bad Kitty Exotic Wear
  • Zweet Sport
  • Mika Yoga Wear (for Pole)
  • Pure Delish
  • Tony Shoes
  • Glitter Heels

6. The “You Rock” Award – Most Professional and Organized Company Award

  • Pole Sport Organization
  • X-Pole USA
  • International Pole Convention
  • International Pole Dance Fitness Association
  • International Pole Sports Federation
  • Pole Expo
  • Pole Art
  • United Pole Artists
  • Anjel Dust Productions

7. The “Inspirational Artist” of the Year Award – Most Inspiring Performer

  • Natasha Wang
  • Phoenix Kazree
  • Michelle Stanek
  • Derick Pierson
  • Steven Retchless
  • Natalia Tatarintseva
  • Timber
  • Greta Pontarelli
  • Bobbi
  • Kenneth Kao

8. The “Representin” Award –Most Positive Role Model in the Pole and Aerial Community

  • K.T. Coates
  • Ania Przeplasko
  • Natasha Wang
  • Justine McLucas
  • Anjel Dust
  • Bobbi
  • Jacqueline Valdez
  • Marion Crampe
  • Jessalyn Mediary
  • Kelly Yvonne

9. The “Showcase of the Year” Award – Most Entertaining Pole and/or Aerial Arts Show

  • Pole Show LA
  • International Pole Convention Saturday Showcase
  • Girl Next Door A Pole Dance Soiree
  • BeSpun and UPA present Bringing Sexy Back: A Night of Sexy Performances
  • Pole Sport Organization National Championships Evening Performances
  • Roscoe’s Chili Championship Pole Showcase
  • Embody Pole Fitness “One Day to Sexy” for Women and Family Victims of Domestic Violence
  • UK Professional Pole Championships

10. The “Got Your Back” Award – Most Involved Sponsor Award

  • X-Pole USA
  • Bad Kitty Exotic Wear
  • Platinum Stages
  • United Pole Artists
  • Tite-Grip
  • Mighty Grip
  • Dew Point
  • Lil Mynx

PEER PICKS – (Voting by Judging Panel Count as 100% in these categories)  

1. The “Sensual Artistry” Award –Most Dedicated to Preserving Sensual Movement

  • Alethea Austin
  • Adrienne Strauss
  • Leigh Ann Reilly
  • Karol Helms
  • Tiffany Hayden
  • Jennifer Kim
  • Lindsay Green
  • Alex Magala
  • Josiah “Bad Azz” Grant
  • Bobbi
  • Cleo the Hurricane
  • Katherine Lee

2. The “Up and Coming Artist of the Year” – Best New Artist Award

Write in your favorite choice: ________________________________________  

3. The “International Artist of the Year” – Best International Performer Award

Write in your favorite choice:_________________________________________

4. The “Choreographer of the Year” Award – Outstanding Choreography

  • Kelly Yvonne
  • Sergia Louise Anderson
  • Accro
  • Crystal “CryStyles” Belcher
  • Alex Shchukin
  • Evgeny Greshilov
  • Amy Guion
  • Leigh Ann Reilly
  • Phoenix Kazree

5. The “Male Performance Artist of the Year” Award – Best Male Performer

  • Steven Retchless
  • Accro
  • Josiah “Bad Azz” Grant
  • Derick Pierson
  • Carlos Franca
  • Brandon Pereyda
  • Timber
  • David Owen
  • Alex Shchukin
  • Wilson Alexander Mejia Bermudez

6. The “Female Performance Artist of the Year” Award – Best Female Performer

  • Heidi Coker
  • Sergia Louise Anderson
  • Oona Kivela
  • Mary Kolacinski
  • Natalia Tatarintseva
  • Michele Stanek
  • Greta Pontarelli
  • Charlee Shae Wagner
  • Natasha Wang
  • Cleo the Hurricane

PWN Picks – Pole World News Team Votes Count as 100%

1. The “Mz. Curves” Award – PWN PICK Most Curvaceous Body Nominees:

  • Phee Manuel
  • Anesia Carr Mouton
  • Pantera Blacksmith
  • Liz Miklosi
  • Brazeel Fox
  • Karry Summers
  • Heather West

2. The “Prestigious Honor” Award  – PWN PICK tribute for celebrating the essence of female sensuality

  • Surprise Announcement at Award Ceremony

3. The “OMG! Hot Damn!” Award – PWN PICK Most Delicious Eye Candy of the Year Nominees:

  • Jennifer Kim
  • Sasja Lee
  • Alessandra Telles
  • Faith Daniels
  • Zoraya Judd
  • Steven Retchless
  • Brandon Pereyda
  • Michelle Shimmy

4.The “O.G.” Award – PWN PICK Esteemed Pole Veteran of the Year Nominees:

  • Fawnia Dietrich
  • Collette Kakuk
  • Leigh Ann Reilly
  • Michula Nunez
  • Sheila Kelley
  • Bobbi
  • Tammy Morris

5.The “PWN Media Award” – PWN PICK as tribute to Media

  • Surprise Announcement at Award Ceremony

6.The “Special Honors Award” –PWN PICK for Stunning Photography

  • Surprise Announcement at Award Ceremony

7. The “Revolutionary Award” –PWN PICK for Individual who has Revolutionized the Pole Industry

  • Surprise Announcement at Award Ceremony

8. The “I Love Pole Dancing Award” –PWN PICK for celebrity who demonstrates love and support for the Pole and Aerial community.

  • Surprise Announcement at Award Ceremony