SIMA Awards
Honoring the Best of the Surf Industry from 2016
Entry and Material Specifications

It is SIMA’s goal to highlight all the participating brands in the most creative and professional manner. Please follow the specs outlined below so that we can give your company the attention that it deserves during the voting process and nominee presentation videos at the SIMA Awards ceremony. To see how your materials will be used, please view previous nominee presentation videos on 

The following materials are required to complete your entry in each category. Materials must meet the specifications listed or they will not be used: SIMA cannot and will not take responsibility for editing statements or photos; materials that do not meet the specifications will not be used. Please note that no changes can be made to your entries once the entry deadline has passed and voting is in process.

Written Statement
A short written statement (400 words maximum) is required, describing why your brand or product deserves to be considered as a nominee in the category. This statement will help educate voters on your product or brand. Your statement will be published as entered; SIMA cannot and will not take responsibility for editing statements.

* Please follow these specs to ensure images and logos submitted with your entries are displayed properly in the online voting system. Note that if images or logos you submit do not meet these specs or are not labeled in the requested pattern, they might not appear in the same size as the images submitted by competing entries or in the order in which you preferred!

Required: Up to four (4) images maximum. All images (landscape or portrait orientation) must be at least 1024 pixels wide x 1024 pixels tall at 72 DPI in JPEG, GIF or PNG format only. Please keep images under 2 MB. Please provide images that are relative to the category you are entering. If your product has a special innovation or feature you would like to bring to attention to please provide clear, close-up images of this innovation or product highlight.

Please label your images similar to the following pattern. The first two letters of the image will be the first letters of the category you are nominating your brand for. If the category was “Women’s Marketing campaign of the year your images would be labeled “WM-brandname-1.jpg”, “WM-brandname-2.jpg” etc (the WM standing for Women’s Marketing). The last number in the image name will dictate the order the image is displayed in during the nomination and voting process.

Company / Brand Logos

Required: Please provide a JPEG of your logo at least 200 pixels wide x 200 pixels high with a maximum size of 1500 x 1500 pixels. Please give your logo a specific name, not just logo.jpg. An example would be “Brandname-Womens-logo.jpg”


Provide the names of five surf retailers where your product or brand could be purchased between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

For marketing campaign categories, provide where the campaign could be seen between January 1 and December 31, 2016.

By submitting brands and products for SIMA Award consideration, you agree and understand that all entries, descriptions and photos may be used for promotion of the awards by SIMA.