This is an award presented to the most outstanding male athlete/team of the year who has given a significant contribution to any paddle sport in terms of performance and sportsmanship.
This award presented to the most outstanding female athlete/team of the year who has given a significant contribution to any paddle sport in terms of performance and sportsmanship.
Foundation Award is presented to acknowledge the achievement of the professionals and volunteers of the paddle sport community. The person may be from the supporting staff, volunteer, educator, event organizer or sports administrator.
'Industry Professional' award is presented for the excellent work done commercially in the paddle sports industry. Nominations for this category include manufacturers, outfitters, sponsors, travel operators and so on.
It is awarded to a truly remarkable individual who has made a great contribution for paddle sports during his/her lifetime (career). It can be presented to an ex-athlete, ex-coach, ex-official and the like.
This is an award for journalists, writers, photographers, presenters, commentators, PR-gurus and so on for their excellent contribution in promoting the sports globally.
It is an accolade presented to the most promising male and female athlete of the year aged 19 or under whose performance remains outstanding throughout the year.
This award is presented in four categories: best male/female canoe sprint and best male/female canoe slalom. It is open to only those paddlers who have won gold in the concerned Olympic Games.