YNOT Group LLC is pleased to announce that its newly expanded panel of adult industry jurors has selected the official categories for the 2012 YNOT Awards, which are presented by Diamond sponsor Affil4You and will take place at The European Summit in Prague this September. The number of award categories was increased from twenty in 2011 to twenty-five now for 2012, a slight increase to ensure more complete inclusion of industry excellence.
With the categories selected, YNOT Awards now moves to the next step of the process, where jurors will choose the nominees for each category.
The selected categories are those that received the most support from industry jurors. A list of chosen categories can be viewed on the YNOT.com Forums.
” There are some surprises in the list this year, ” says Connor Young, President of YNOT Group LLC. ” Of course categories like ‘Best Adult Affiliate Program’ are still there, but jurors also chose some categories like ‘ Innovator of the Year ‘ and ‘ Best Adult Company Rep ‘ so there will be great opportunities for voters to honor some of the industry’s unsung heroes in Prague. ”
Even with twenty-five categories this year, the award ceremony is expected to be fast paced and lively.
” It’s important to us that YNOT Awards are focused, we have no interest in running an award show that nominates the entire industry and lasts four or five hours before getting to the party, ” adds Young. ” Our award categories are very limited compared with other awards events, and we’re targeting the adult Internet business specifically ; we don’t include DVDs or novelty companies, just Internet businesses and professionals. ”
The YNOT Awards format stands out in its use of industry voting in place of specialized judges. A large group of industry jurors select the categories and the nominees, then the entire industry votes to choose the winners in each category.
” If you win a YNOT Award, you’re one of the few who have been recognized by their friends and business associates for excellence in a crowded and competitive field, and that should make all our winners very proud, ” says Young.
Nominees in each category will be announced on August 15th, at which point any individual with demonstrable industry ties can register and vote. Campaigning by nominees and their supporters is expected and encouraged.
Winners will be announced on Sept. 25th at the incredible SaSaZu nightclub, one of the most impressive entertainment venues in Prague. A video from last year’s event is available on YNOTAwards.com or on YouTube.
More than 1,000 participants are expected to attend the Prague summit.
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