13TH ANNUAL TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING AWARDS PRESENTED BY NEW ERA
ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL ERIC STRICKER MEMORIAL AWARD RECIPIENT MIKI VUCKOVICH
The Eric Stricker Memorial Award, in memory of TWS editor Eric Stricker, sets out to honor individuals in the skateboarding industry that have shown a continued dedication to the positive growth, longevity, and love of skateboarding. In its inaugural year, TransWorld SKATEboarding is proud to announce the first recipient of the Eric Stricker Memorial Award, Miki Vuckovich.
Miki was born and raised in San Jose, California, and a local skater at the Winchester Skatepark. When Winchester closed its doors in July of 1981, Miki persuaded his mom into moving to Del Mar, California, where the Skate Ranch was conveniently located. It was around this time Miki started shooting every photo class assignment at the Ranch with high school friend Tony Hawk. In ’82, Miki became the first-ever subscriber to TransWorld SKATEboarding, saving up 13 dollars of his allowance money. Miki then became a regular contributor to the pages of TransWorld SKATEboarding through the ’80s and ’90s. An accomplished photographer and writer, Miki traveled through Europe and Russia while still shooting extensively all through California. He then went on to become full-time editor of TransWorld Skate Business, director at On Video, and is now executive director at The Tony Hawk Foundation.