National Awards Nomination - ACA

National Awards Nomination

Each year, the ACA presents a series of prestigious national awards to individuals and organizations who have illustrated exemplary leadership, service, and dedication to various aspects of paddlesports.

Excellence in Instruction: The prestigious Excellence in Instruction Award is presented to an ACA member for his or her outstanding contribution to paddlesports education and instruction. The recipients names are placed on a perpetual plaque that is prominently displayed in the ACA National Office.

Sanctioned Event of the Year: Presented to the top ACA sanctioned event as nominated by the paddling public.

Green Paddle for Waterway Conservation: Presented annually to an individual or a group that has made an outstanding contribution to paddlesports by protecting America’s waterways.

Joe Pina Volunteer of the Year: Presented to one or more volunteers each year for extraordinary service at the local,  regional or national level.

J. Henry Rushton for Organizational Excellence: Presented annually to an organization or other group for outstanding achievements in advancing paddlesports and the mission of the ACA.

Havens Leadership Award: The Havens Leadership Award rewards individuals whose practices and behaviors best serve the interests and success of USA paddlesports athletes.

Legends of Paddling: Presented to one or more individuals each year for their legendary contributions to paddlesport. Recipients of this prestigious award will be inducted into the ACA Paddlesport Hall of Fame.


National Awards Nomination Form

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