Nominations for 2017-18 Annual Awards

Awards will be presented for 2018, covering the nomination period 1st July 2017 – 30th September 2018. The nominations will be awarded in the categories as stated in the Honours Awards Policy.

The awards dinner will take place on Saturday 3rd November 2018 at the Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport. Tickets for the dinner will be on sale soon!

Nominations will close 5pm (AEST) 30th September 2018.

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.

Paracanoeist of the Year

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 PA Safety Guidelines and demonstrates professionalism through their instruction.

The Olegas Truchanas Canoeing Award

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

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.