The 9th Annual Drake Magazine Flyfishing Video Awards, presented by Simms, will be held on Wednesday, July 16, at 7 p.m., in Ballroom G of Orlando's Rosen Centre Hotel.
Beginning with last year's show in Vegas, we've moved from the "Five Minutes" format to a true "Best Of" event, with multiple categories and nominees, and winners being announced live, onstage, in Orlando.
All awards will be chosen from whatever body of work has been produced the previous 12 months.
Best of the Web is aimed at those many short films that do get posted online and that many people might have seen, but not on the big screen.
And don't forget about the Reader's Choice Award, where you can go to drakemag.com, and vote for your favorite flyfishing film from the past year. Voting ends at midnight Mountain Time, on July 15.
Here are the other awards categories:
- Best Fishing, Saltwater
- Best Fishing, Freshwater
- Best Conservation
- Best Story
- Best Humor
- Best Adventure (exotic, dangerous, far-flung)
- Best Cinematography
- Movie of the Year (must have been released after July 2013)
Movie of the Year has to be from July 2013, or newer, and this winner still gets the $1,000 cash prize.
Lastly, we may have a couple "Special" awards that will appear in Orlando. But you’ll have to show up on July 16 to see what those are.
If you’re going to physically submit a hard drive or zip drive, we need to receive it before the Fourth of July at this address:
Drake Video Awards
P.O. Box 11546
Denver, CO 80211