Honoring the best in the adult storefront sector, STOREROTICA Magazine is proud to announce the nominees for the 10th Annual STOREROTICA AWARDS. Winners will be announced at the industry gala on the evening of Monday, July 18th, during the summertime ANME Founders Show in Burbank, California.
As STOREROTICA celebrates a decade of SE Awards this year also marks several new award categories for presentation. As with years prior, SE queried professionals from throughout the industry via the StoreroticaAwards.com website during the “pre-nominations” voting process which ran from April 15th to May 1st. The final awards ballot will be posted online for voting from May 9th to May 28th. Returning for her third time as awards hostess will be adult industry maven and PR guru, Kelly Shibari.
“I’m so honored to be asked to host the STOREROTICA Awards for the third year in a row,” says Shibari. “The show is a blast, and I love celebrating the companies and people who shape the pleasure products industry. I am looking forward to seeing everyone again, and promise another fun, fast-paced show!”
Recognizing excellence in the adult retail community, the STOREROTICA Awards have revered those in both the brick and mortar storefront, distributing, and manufacturing levels. The 13 returning categories honored this year will include these mainstays: Pleasure Product Company of the Year (previously known as “Novelty Company of the Year”), Distributor of the Year, Fetish Company of the Year, Boutique Brand of the Year, Lubricant Company of the Year, New Product of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Sexual Enhancement Company of the Year, Foreign Manufacturer of the Year, Male Pleasure Product of the Year, Body Care Line of the Year and two Retailer of the Year Awards (for independent and chain locations).
In celebration of 10 years of STOREROTICA Awards, and as a reflection of both the industry’s and the magazine’s evolution, seven new categories have been introduced for the 2016 submission season, including: Brand Ambassador of the Year; New Product of the Year (International); Luxury Line of the Year; LGBT Company of the Year; Adult Game/Gag Gift of the Year; BDSM Product of the Year; and Retailer Favorite of the Year. This brings the grand total of SE Award categories to an even 20.
“Each year we joke about being the fastest awards show in the industry,” notes STOREROTICA’s PR Manager, Kristofer Kay. “That’s been our blessing and our curse, really, but being that this is our tenth year we felt like expanding the ceremony to emulate the dynamic growth of our industry. The world of erotic retail is constantly evolving to adapt to new clientele, and our awards will always strive to match this evolution. STOREROTICA is honored to distinguish those professionals and brands who contribute to the overall vitality of the adult retail community.”
All ANME attendees and exhibitors are invited to join in for food and drinks at the STOREROTICA Award Show.
“From our first STOREROTICA Awards Show 10 years ago at one of the largest adult entertainment facilities in the country—Sapphire in Las Vegas—to our new home at the ANME Founders Show, it’s always been our pleasure to honor the pleasure products industry,” says Kay. “We’re very grateful to ANME Director Valerie Jones, her team and, of course, the Founders, for giving STOREROTICA such a grand stage to present our awards and to honor the best that our industry has to offer.”
Pleasure Product Company of the Year
The Screaming O
Distributor of the Year
East Coast News
Eldorado Trading Co.
Mike’s WorldWide International
Sex Toy Distributing
Williams Trading Co.
Lubricant Company of the Year
Wicked Sensual Care
New Product of the Year
BlueMotion Nex2 by OhMiBod
Nova by We-Vibe
Rimming Plug by b-Vibe
Rumble by Tantus
Surrenda Oral Vibe by Nasstoys
The Launchpad by Fleshlight
The Magic Wand Rechargeable by Vibratex
Tryst by Doc Johnson
Wanachi Mega Massager by Pipedream Products
Womanizer Pro W-500
Fetish Company of the Year
Pipedream Products (for Fetish Fantasy Series)
Foreign Manufacturer of the Year
Shunga Erotic Art
Sexual Enhancement Company of the Year
Bathmate (for Max Out serum)
Rhino 7 Male Enhancement
Shunga Erotic Art
System Jo Supplement Range
The Screaming O (for Dynamo Delay Spray)
Marketing Campaign of the Year
CalExotics "The CalExotics Institute"
Doc Johnson "Ask The Doc Consumer Educational Marketing Program"
Eldorado "Elevate Your Business"
Lelo "Beyond the Wave"
LoveHoney "Motörhead: The Official Pleasure Collection"
Sir Richard "Condoms RED Campaign"
Shots America "Vive"
The Screaming O "Obob"
The Semenette "Pop"
Male Pleasure Product of the Year
All Star Porn Stars/Dani Daniels Pussy With Bush And Ass by Doc Johnson
Bull Bag Buzz by Perfect Fit Brand
Everlast Series by Sportsheets
Extreme Toyz Fuck Me Silly Bubble Butt by Pipedream Products
Hydromax Xtreme X40 by Bathmate
Mack Tuff Bendable Anal Rod by Nasstoys
Quickshot by Fleshlight
Rechargeable Stamina Pump by CalExotics
Rise by Rocks Off
Rooster by Curve Novelties
Body Care Line/Range of the Year
Bijoux Indiscrets (Love Cosmetics)
Classic Erotica (Crazy Girl Line)
Doc Johnson (Candiland Sensuals Weekend Affaire Kit)
Eye of Love
Kama Sutra (Massage Body Lotion)
Shunga Erotica Art
Sliquid (The Balance Collection)
System Jo (Dona)
LGBT Company of the Year
Channel 1 Releasing
Perfect Fit Brand
Brand Ambassador of the Year
Kim Airs, Impulse Novelties
Conde Aumann, The Screaming O
Kerin De Francis, Doc Johnson
Ducky Doolittle, Komar Distribution
Brian Dunham, OhMiBod
Jaiya, Sexologist/Expert Sexpert at CalExotics
Michael Merrill, PHS International
Margaux O’Donoghue, Swiss Navy/MD Science Lab
Eddie Romero, Vibratex
Tony Sicillia, Nasstoys
Boutique Brand of the Year
Cloud 9 Novelties
Luxury Line/Range of the Year
Coco de Mer
Mystim (The Black Edition)
The Rabbit Company
Adult Game/Gag Gift Manufacturer of the Year
Ball and Chain
Game of Sex
Little Genie Productions
BDSM Product of the Year
2B by E-Stim Systems
Dave Navarro The Strap by The Stockroom
Edge Dragon Whip by Sportsheets
Fetish Fantasy Gold by Pipedream Products
Fifty Shades of Grey Keep Still Over the Bed Cross Restraint by LoveHoney
Magnifique Whip by Bijoux Indiscreets
Master Series by XR Brands
Ouch! by Shots America
Scandal Over the Door Swing by CalExotics
The H2H Hearts Collection by PHS
Retailer Favorite of the Year
New Product of the Year (International)
Bi Stronic Fusion by Fun Factory
Heart Vibe by Rianne S
Helix by Toyjoy
Keri by Svakom
Ignition by Rock’s Off
Satisfyer Pro 2
Sqweel XL by Lovehoney
Theo by Nobu
Vive by Shots
Xpander by Joydivision
Retailer of the Year
Adam and Eve
Hustler of Hollywood
Sara’s Secret/Condom’s To Go
Independent Retailer of the Year
69 Adult Toys, California
Chi Chi LaRue’s, West Hollywood, CA
Good For Her, Toronto, On
Good Vibrations, California
Jack and Jill Superstores, Florida
Smitten Kitten, Minneapolis, MN
The Love Library, Rome, GA
The Pleasure Chest, Chicago/NY/LA