The World Paddle Awards (WPA) celebrates the most notable sportsmen and sportswomen from the world of paddle sports as well as their achievements from the previous calendar year. It is held annually to honour the athletes, officials, coaches, media, event organizers and many more associated with the paddle sports.
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.