It’s time to celebrate!

On Saturday the 23rd October, Paddle Queensland will host the 2021 Annual Awards in Brisbane recognising and celebrating the outstanding achievements of the community and provide an opportunity to reflect on the year that was.

Paddle Queensland members can provide nominations showcasing their contribution to the paddling community deserving recognition over the period of 1 October 2020 – 30 September 2021 in the following categories:

  • Master Paddler of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Open Paddler of the Year
  • Club of the Year
  • Junior Paddler of the Year
  • Event of the Year
  • Club Coach of the Year
  • Photo of the Year
  • Instructor/Guide of the Year
  • Video of the Year

Due to the nuances of each competitive discipline the Master, Open and Junior Paddler of the Year Awards, as well as the Club Coach of the Year Award will be expanded to recognise the outstanding achievements of both Male and Female paddlers and coaches across the disciplines of:

  • Canoe Ocean Racing
  • Canoe Polo
  • Canoe Sprint
  • Paracanoe
  • Canoe Marathon

The Paddler of the Year Awards will only be scored based on the validated results for each competitive discipline as per the awards matrix.

Paddlers can only submit one nomination per competitive discipline and can only nominate for a completive discipline if they have competed in that discipline.

The Paddle Queensland Awards Judging Panel will comprise of three judges and a Chair to determine the winners of the Awards in accordance with the Annual Awards Policy.

To submit your nomination please click here. Please return the appropriate form to the Paddle Queensland Executive Officer Scott Sharples by Thursday, 30th September 2021 via the following address eo.qld@paddle.org.au.

For more information on the Paddle Queensland Annual Awards please click here.

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