Nominate Your Favorite Outdoor Gear Store!

The winner will receive our 2011 Retailer of the Year award.

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BACKPACKER and SNEWS, our sister title and the leading trade publication in the outdoor industry, along with Horny Toad are calling for entries in our third annual Retailer of the Year contest.

We’re looking for shops that take an extra 10 minutes to fit your pack just right. Stores that invite special requests because the owner knows how important that custom-length bag will be. And stores that guide weekend hikes, sponsor trail projects, teach outdoor skills, and launch outreach programs for kids.

If your favorite retailer is worth a shout-out, fill out and submit the simple nomination form over on and get it to us by November 1st.

We’ll visit the nominees in the coming months and, in next spring’s Gear Guide, we’ll announce an overall winner—plus top performers in categories ranging from community involvement to conservation.

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