Nominations open for 2015 – 2016 Annual Awards

Featured / General / Aug 9, 2016

Awards will be presented for 2016, covering the nomination period 1st July 2015 – 16th September 2016. The awards dinner will take place on the Saturday 12th November 2016. Nominations close on 23rd September 2016.

Canoeist of the Year – Olympic

Any paddler competing in open competition at any level during the nomination period in the disciplines of slalom or sprint.

Canoeist of the Year – Non-Olympic

Any paddler competing in open competition at any level during the nomination period in non-Olympic paddlesports or events.

Junior Canoeist of the Year – Olympic

Any paddler competing in junior competition at any level, and between 15 and 18 years (inclusive) as at 31st December in the year of nomination in the disciplines of slalom or sprint.

Junior Canoeist of the Year – Non-Olympic

Any paddler competing in junior competition at any level, and between 15 and 18 years (inclusive) as at 31st December in the year of nomination in non-Olympic events.

Paracanoeist of the Year

Any paracanoe paddler competing in junior or open competition at any level during the nomination period

Technical Official of the Year

Awarded to an individual who has achieved outstanding results in officiating at an international and/or national and/or state level. Someone who gives up their free time to assist canoeing competitions.

Master Canoeist of the Year

Any paddler competing in masters’ competition at any level during the nomination period

Coach of the Year

Any coach, either paid or unpaid, whose athlete(s) as individuals, as an individual team or as a team of individual competitors, achieve outstanding results whilst competing at the highest level in competition at open or junior level during the nomination period.

Team of the Year

Any paddlers competing in open or junior competition as a boat combination or team of paddlers competing in the same event or class at any level during the nomination period.

Service to Canoeing

Recognises the efforts of non-professional sports administration personnel, officials, referees, instructors and so on who are active in the fields of secretarial support, finance, sports training and education, project or team management, and Association or club development.

The Olegas Truchanas Canoeing Award

This award is for an activity which best exemplifies the spirit of Olegas Truchanas

Instructor and Guide of the Year

This award is presented to an individual who has achieved outstanding service in instructing or guiding at a national and/or state level. The recipient is someone who follows the AC Safety Guidelines and demonstrates professionalism through their instruction.