Nominations for the British Canoeing 2020 Virtual Awards will open today (Monday 28 September) to celebrate the unsung heroes of the paddling community.
Following an extraordinary year for all, the 2020 British Canoeing Virtual Awards will provide a chance to celebrate the great spirit of the paddling community throughout the challenges of Covid-19.
These awards are for paddlers, clubs, coaches, leaders, volunteers or anyone who has shone during the pandemic and given you a sense of normality, or stepped up, during this time, someone who has made a significant difference through their time and effort. These awards will replace the traditional Annual Recognition Awards
Nomination and Voting Process
Nominations are now open until Sunday 25 October. Any member of the paddling community can submit unlimited nominations for each award.
Once all the nominations are in, a panel will shortlist their top three per category.
These three nominees will then go to a 50% panel vote and 50% public vote. Each category will be open for one week of voting. There will be one category a week. Winners will be announced at the end of their week of voting. Voting for the first category will be open on 9 November.
The categories for the 2020 British Canoeing Virtual Awards are:
1. Lockdown Hero - sponsored by Peak UK
2. Best Use of Lockdown - sponsored by Jaffa
3. Best Creative Activity - sponsored by Vow Nutrition
4. The Digital Award (Best lockdown video/photo) - sponsored by Towergate
5. Engagement Award - sponsored by Igloo Energy
For more information and to nominate your heroes, click here.
Please note that these awards are only open to British Canoeing members, and not those residing in Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland.