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Nominations open for British Canoeing Honours and Awards

The National Honours and Awards Panel will be meeting in early 2022 so we want to set your minds thinking on nominating some of our amazing volunteers for our highest levels of British Canoeing Award. We’d love the paddling community to get involved by helping us recognise some of the influential and motivational volunteers within our community!

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Nominations are welcome all year round but if you want your nomination to be considered for the next panel meeting then you will need to submit by the 13th February 2022.

What categories can I nominate for?

  • UK National Honours
  • Vice Presidents of British Canoeing
  • Award of Honour
  • Outstanding Contribution
  • Award of Valour

You can find more detailed information on the specific awards available for nomination here.

How to nominate

Nominations should come through the online form. You can find the form here.

What information is required for the panel to judge?

You need to bring your nomination to life!

You can attach other documents to the nomination form to help paint a picture of your nominee. You might like to consider including photos, newspaper articles, quotes from other club members, committee members or paddling friends.

You need to make sure your nomination meets the criteria for the award and then explain why. The criteria can be found here.

You also need to tell us why you think they should win the award.

We’ve suggested a word limit of between 250-500 words for each question. Don’t be too concise, the more information the panel have about your nominee the easier it is for them to make a decision.

Make sure you include information such as:

  • The name of the club, the Centre, the team or the committee they have been part of. They may be a part of all of those!
  • How long they have been involved
  • What level have they been involved at – local, regional, national or international
  • What sort of activities have they done, e.g, do they coach, are they on the committee
  • Are they involved with recreational paddling and/ or competition
  • What sort of person they are, e.g, do they enthuse and motivate, are they calm and collected under pressure

If you would like any more information about the Awards or the nomination process then please email [email protected]