(Note: This story appears in the April 2022 issue of SE Magazine)

The 2022 SE Awards will once again be presented live, in person, on July 12 at the ANME Founders Show in Burbank, California.

The STOREROTICA Awards, established in 2007, have consistently honored the best-of-the-best in the world of pleasure products and adult retail. They are also, for all intents and purposes, “reader’s choice” awards, as they are meant to be voted on exclusively by the readers of SE Magazine.

To further illustrate that point, we are revising our SE Award’s pre-nomination and final voting process to more precisely elicit nomination feedback from our readers. Here’s how the ballot process will work in 2022: All SE readers who have a confirmed email address will receive one pre-nomination ballot, where they will be able to designate which companies, stores and industry professionals deserve to be considered for nomination on our Final Awards Ballot.

Pre-nomination emails will be sent out in late April. To ensure that you receive your email ballot (only confirmed email addresses will be accepted), please visit STOREROTICA.com and look for the ‘register to vote’ link.

Our SE Final Award Ballot will function in a similar fashion. Once we tabulate all of the responses from our pre-nomination email ballots, we will take that data and create the Official SE Final Awards Ballot. The 2022 SE Award nominees will be announced in the June 2022 issue of STOREROTICA Magazine.

All winners will be announced live at this year’s ANME Founders Show, slated for July 11-13 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport in Southern California.

“This new awards process will help us by receiving pre-nom and final voting tallies in almost real time from a wider field of qualified recipients who work with these products and vendors in an almost daily capacity,” says Kristofer Kay, SE’s head of sales and marketing. “All of our nominees can rest assured knowing that voting is being done by the real experts coming from within the pleasure products community.”

The SE Award categories for 2022 will include:

Pleasure Product Company of the Year, Distributor of the Year, Fetish Company of the Year, Lubricant Company of the Year, Boutique Brand of the Year, New Product of the Year, BDSM Company of the Year, LGBT Company of the Year, Sexual Enhancement Company of the Year, Foreign Manufacturer of the Year, Male Pleasure Product of the Year, Retailer of the Year (Boutique), Retailer of the Year (Chain), Product Packaging of the Year, Brand Ambassador of the Year, Businessman of the Year, Businesswoman of the Year, the “Consumer Choice Award,” presented by SE’s B2C editorial partner, kinkly.com, and the STOREROTICA Hall of Fame.

“It’s been almost three years since we last held an SE Awards banquet, courtesy of our good friends at ANME, and we couldn’t be more excited to be back in Burbank at the ANME Founders Show to once again honor the best our industry has to offer,” says Kay.

For more information, visit STOREROTICA.com.