The X-Awards aim to place the public focus on people, companies and organizations that have contributed to the development and prosperity of the European gay fetish scene. Through the X-Awards we aim to create a dynamic that contributes to a better future for gay fetish enthusiasts in Europe. We wants to help remove the stigma surrounding fetish and work towards tolerance and acceptance within society.
For the fourth edition of the X-Awards, a lot of changes have been made to the structure, nomination process and scoring system. For the first time, the public will be able to suggest nominees. A large committee of key persons in the scene will then create a short list. During December and January, the public can once again cast their vote for the shortlisted nominees.
The winners will be announced during the X-Awards at Darklands.
For the 2017 edition a lot of changes take effect regarding the scoring and nomination process.
1. SUGGEST NOMINEES (until 31 October 2016)
Visit www.x-awards.com and submit the names of people, clubs or companies that you believe should be nominated for an X-Award.
2. VOTE (untill 31 January 2017)
Visit www.x-awards.com to vote for your preferred X-Award nominees.
3. SUPPORT (Sunday 19 February 2017)
Witness the award ceremony first hand during your visit to Darklands on Sunday 19 February 2017 at Waagnatie, Rijnkaai 150, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium. Support your favorite nominee and see who will be recognized this year in each category.
Between the nomination and voting process, the committee composes a shortlist of 4 candidates per category by debate and vote.
These 4 candidates will be presented as official nominees. Voting can start.
From December 1 till January 31, the worldwide audience will be able to cast their vote in 10 categories.
All participating European countries have an equal vote and will give 1 point to the 3rd runner up, 2 points to the second runner up, 3 point to the first runner up and 5 points to the candidate with the most votes, all according to the voting of the people in that country.
By summing the results of all countries, the final ranking is created.
All votes from outside the European union are combined into one non-eu contribution with the same scoring weight as one European country.
The X-Awards committee:
To create the greatest possible support for the awards, a new committee will be established. It's members will be delegates of the various European fetish clubs and organizations, key figures in the scene and titleholders. More details on this will follow later on.
The award categories & nominees:
MAN OF THE YEAR
Jeroen Van Lievenoogen
ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR
EVENT OF THE YEAR
Leather & Fetish Pride Belgium
Classic Meets Fetish
Manchester Rubber Weekend
DJ OF THE YEAR
FETISH PORN STAR OF THE YEAR
FETISH FILM OF THE YEAR
Sleazy Pig Lads
Nasty Daddy: Ducatti Breeds
RETAILER OF THE YEAR
BAR OF THE YEAR
Stamm Bar Brussels
Sally Bowles Berlin
The Hoist Londen
MEDIA OF THE YEAR
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Red Sergeant - Full Rubber Boots by Fetishak
Bull Pants by R&Co Berlin
Spunk Lube Hybrid By Spunklube
By mister B
- Lifetime achievement - Honours a life-long commitment to the fetish community.
For the first time, the world wide public is able to suggest nominees for the 2017 European Fetish Awards.
Visit www.x-awards.org and submit your nominees in various categories until 31 Oktober 2016.