It’s that time of year again! No, not Christmas…It’s the nomination stage of the 9th Popular Airsoft Player Choice Awards (that’s a mouthful). 

That’s right, Nomination period is now open! So this means, for the next month players worldwide get to nominate their favourite across the 25 different categories.

This is the perfect time to show your appreciation to those who have done a good job serving the airsoft community over the last year, whether it’s retailers, manufacturers, blogs (hint hint!), podcasters, players and event organisers. 

It’s a world wide competition and it takes 10 minutes max! You can even skip the categories if you don’t know them. Add your Nominations to The Player Choice Awards.

Why Should I bother with the Player Choice Awards?

Firstly, it’s about showing support and appreciation to those who help make the airsoft industry a better place. On top of that, it doesn’t cost you anything.

Secondly, It helps show Airsoft in a more professional manner, even if one of the categories is known as the Best KaBoom Award!

Finally as a player you’ll be entered into huge raffle…for free! *This will all be confirmed in January But last years prizes were awesome!

 

What’s the Process?

From the 26th of November the Nomination Period opens up for one month, where players worldwide can vote for any nominees.

After the 28th of December the Nomination Process closes and Popular Airsoft collate the information into the Voting Period.

In January (7th) , the Voting Period opens up again but this time the categories only contain the top 5 voted. So on a clean vote, players have to pick 1 of the 5 nominees to win the category. Most votes win so anyone who’s in the voting stage has 1 month again to get as many votes as possible.

The Voting period closes on the 4th of February with winners announced at the end of February.

Winners announced, the prize ceremony then takes place at IWA, (the largest airsoft trade show in Europe) in March. 

What are the Popular Airsoft Categories?

There are 25 Categories, split into 4 main sections Retailers, Media, Community and Manufacturers. Don’t forget, you can skip any categories if you don’t know or want to vote in them.

I’ll be putting together my predictions of the 9th Player Choice Awards later this week.

Airsoft Retailers:

  • Best Airsoft Retailer for North America
  • Best Airsoft Retailer for Europe
  • Best Airsoft Retailer for Asia
  • Best Gear Retailer for North America
  • Best Gear Retailer for Europe
  • Best Gear Retailer for Asia

Airsoft Media

  • Best Airsoft Magazine (Digital or Print)
  • Best English Airsoft News Website
  • Best Non-English Airsoft News Website
  • Best Airsoft BlogTokyo 
  • Best Airsoft Podcast/Video Channel

Airsoft Community:

  • Best Airsoft Community/Forum
  • Best Airsoft Event of the Year (over 500 players)
  • Best Airsoft Video
  • Special Airsoft Player Awards (Male & Female Winners)

Airsoft Manufacturers:

  • Best Airsoft Parts/Upgrades
  • Best Airsoft Kaboom
  • Best HPA Airsoft Engine
  • Best Airsoft Pistol
  • Best Airsoft Gas blowback Rifle
  • Best Airsoft Shotgun
  • Best Airsoft Sniper Rifle
  • Best Airsoft Electric Gun
  • Best Airsoft Manufacturer

 

As I said, I’m going to break down each of the categories with my own highlights and winner predictions from my thoughts this year,  until then please head over and vote in the Popular Airsoft: Player Choice Awards.

Remember, you can skip a category if you can’t answer it.

ps: If you like what I’ve done through the year, throw my name in the hat under the Best Airsoft Blog (Any Language).

Graham Hoffman

Airsoft enthusiast since 2006, Graham is the founder and primary contributor towards Airsoft Nation.

Every day is different and the role varies from developer to writer, graphics artist and videographer. If it can help improve Airsoft Nation, it will be done.

The goal of Airsoft Nation is simple. Unite the community, strengthen the industry and provide a resource hub for airsofters.

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