Call for EPIC award Nominations!

This past spring we launched the EPIC award, a new industry and outdoor-community prize that “highlights adventurers, athletes, gear designers, activists, and artists who affect notable change in the outdoors world.”

For 2012, we have already awarded three EPIC prizes, including to Jason Kruk, Hayden Kennedy, and Chris Skogen. (See the details of each winner here.) Now, for August, we’re in search of nominations for the fourth EPIC winner.

Anyone making a difference and doing new things in the outdoors is candidate for the award, which is sponsored by Wenger North America. Our goal is to highlight achievers in our community doing “epic” things and as a result (we hope) motivating more people to get outside, have fun, push limits, and do good!

Candidates for the Epic Award will be submitted and judged by the editors and staff of GearJunkie, readers, and our friends and partners in the outdoors world. We want to keep this an open forum, and we invite you to nominate your friends, family, or connections in the outdoors space. Send an email to the editors and nominate your favorite “epic” individual today!

—Stephen Regenold

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.