The Wright Awards Return to Celebrate Colorado Businesses

The Wright Awards, celebrating its five-year anniversary in 2015, are back again to celebrate Colorado businesses exhibiting leadership at the intersection of lifestyle and commerce. The nominees range from outdoor-related businesses like the Colorado Yurt Company out of Montrose and Tenkara USA from Boulder to some of the top leaders in the state’s adult beverage industry—such as The Infinite Monkey Theorem and Buena Vista-based Deerhammer Distilling Company. The eleven contenders for this year’s Wright Awards were chosen from over 125 nominees, and have now been challenged with the task of creating a ninety second video that conveys their vision and inspiration while highlighting the role that Colorado plays in their company.

“These companies are Colorado,” said Luis Benitez, Director of Colorado’s newly established Outdoor Recreation Industry Office. “They play an important role in shaping our communities and the state’s economy.”


A panel of judges made up of past Wright award winners, industry media, and economic development leaders will determine the winner of the 2015 Wright Award after evaluating all eleven video entries. This year’s winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000. The winner will be announced at this year’s awards ceremony which is open to the public and will take place on Tuesday, October 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Space Gallery in Denver. Awards night will also feature a Colorado Craft Canned Beer Garden featuring Oskar Blues Brewery, 4 Noses Brewing, Fate Brewing, Lone Tree Brewing, and Denver Beer Co. who will all be providing craft beer for attendees. Tickets to The Wright Awards ceremony are $40 per person.

For more information on this year’s final Wright Awards contenders and awards night ticket sales, visit:

Related Stories


The Future is Grand: Grand County Summer Bucket List

Nestled in the majestic Rocky Mountains are six charming towns that offer visitors an escape from everyday reality with fresh air and...

We Are Flylow

Check out Flylow Gear's new MTB and Mtn Lifestyle collection at  Use code: CSPFREESHIP20 to get freeshippng on your order.  #ownyourtime

How to Start Racing Enduro

  Feature Photo from the Grand Enduro - Photo by Lightbulb Media   Mountain bike (MTB) enduro seems to be one of those sports where you are...

Re-Leash the Hounds!

That leash of yours is an instrument of environmental conservation. In the face of expanding urban areas, an ever-growing population, and all of the impending...