Kayak Anglers Choice Awards (KACA) is a joint venture between YakAngler.com and the Kayak Fishing Community. Each year kayak anglers from across the globe nominate and vote for their favorites in various categories like Kayak Angler of the year, Kayak of the year, and more. The KACA are the only kayak fishing specific awards driven solely by kayak anglers.
Nominees are chosen by you, the public. All product nominations must have been available to the public prior to the nominations phase of the KACAs. Nominations for the Kayak Anglers Choice Awards are taken for 3 weeks in late Summer/Fall. Voting will start a week after the nominations phase.
Current KACA categories:
Question: Who is eligible to be nominated/win the KACA?
Answer: Sponsors or Supporters of YakAngler.com ARE eligible to be nominated, compete for awards and cast votes, however, Sponsorship/Support is not required nor deemed beneficial to receiving an award. Membership or affiliation with ANY organization is not required to be eligible to nominate or be nominated for an award, however, all nominees will be notified and interviewed to determine eligibility and acceptance of the nomination.
Question: When does voting end?
Answer: The polls for the voting phase of the awards are open from Monday at 12am EST to Sunday at 8pm EST for each round of voting.
Question: There are too many people or products I like. How can I choose?
Answer: The format for the KACA's is a 3 round elimination system. Each week fewer and fewer nominees will move on to the next round. This should solve the issue of voter dilution.
Question: What if you left off a category that should be added?
Answer: If you have a category you think we should add to the KACA please use the final question in the nominations poll to give us your category name and justification.
Question: How are nominees chosen?
Question: Are these awards sponsored?
Answer: No there are no sponsors for the KACA, all costs are paid by YakAngler.com. We want these awards to be truly unbiased and allowing sponsors would undermine this.
Question: Why isn't YakAngler.com an option to vote for?
Answer: To keep these awards truly unbiased we decided to not allow either of our sites to be entered into the awards. This also is true for the site owners Mark Watanabe and Adam Hayes.
Question: How are you going to stop cheaters?
Answer: We can't go into specifics on what we have done to mitigate cheating but rest assured cheaters will be caught an all votes cast by them will be thrown out.
Question: These awards are rigged nothing from the West Coast is represented!
Answer: We have no control who is nominated and ultimately voted as the winner. Everything is decided by the community, if you feel you, your forum, or kayak should be in the mix then nominate them and spread the word. Just like in politics if you don't vote you can't complain.