This is where things get real! We have our nominees and it’s now time for you to decide who you will vote for so we can crown our champions of each important category.

Your vote is important to the industry so please take your time to read and consider the nominations before placing your votes.  Our suggestion is to download a PDF copy of the voted categories and nominations, BY CLICKING HERE discuss the nominees with your teams then cast your vote via Award Force.  

Thanks again for your participation! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lyndall or Kate on if we can be of any assistance

VOTING STRICTLY CLOSES C.O.B 10th SEPTEMBER, 2021 – Click here to vote

We are using Award Force as our voting platform and given the way the software is configured, we suggest placing all of your 1st place votes first, followed by your 2nd place and 3rd place for each category.

NB: The software will not prevent you from accidentally voting for someone in first and second place so please be mindful of this.

Votes are weighted as follows: 

 1st place = 7 points

 2nd place = 3 points

 3rd place = 1 point 

Follow this step-by-step process: 

  1. Cast your 1st vote by navigating to ‘Voting’ and ‘Vote for 1st Place’ 
  2. View nominations by toggling between tabs across the top of the screen 
  3. View nomination information for brands/retailers in each category 
  4. Click vote 
  5. Repeat the above steps to cast your votes for 2nd and 3rd place for each category


For Australian Independent Retailer of the Year (Single & Multi) and Core Board Store of the Year, as per the 2021 Nomination Criteria, both the Winner and Runner Up from the previous year’s awards (2019) will be automatically included as a Finalist (Top 5), these winners were:

Australian Core Board Store

Winner: Sanbah Surf

Runner up: Surfboard Empire 

Australian Independent Retailer – Single 

Winner: Star Surf + Skate

Runner up: Water Pistols Surfboard Studio (as this retailer has closed to focus on Surfboard Manufacturing there will be 4 nominees that will join the finalists)

Australian Independent Retailer – Multi 

Winner: Strapper Surf

Runner up: Coopers Surf 

Your vote for your top 3 retailers and voting results will determine the retailers who will join the above 2019 Winner and Runners Up as finalists.

Thank you again for supporting the SBIA Awards, if you require any assistance in voting, please email