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Awards There are 8 categories: Male & Female Paddler of the Year, Male & Female U21 Paddler of the Year, Event of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year. A new Award was created this year called the Crew Awards, and one Award that we specifically care a lot for, the honorary award: Legend Paddler Award.

Published on novembre 26th, 2020 | by Kayak Session https://www.kayaksession.com/img-current-issue/upload-your-video.png

The Kayak Session Paddlers Awards 2020 – The Contenders

For the third time, Kayak Session Magazine organizes the Paddlers Awards. While 2020 was a weird year, these awards are there to do justice to all the paddlers out there ripping it up and sharing with us all year around their incredible performances. The judging is based on the past 12 months (January through December).

There are 8 categories: Male & Female Paddler of the Year, Male & Female U21 Paddler of the Year, Event of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year. A new Award was created this year called the Crew Awards, and one Award that we specifically care a lot for, the honorary award: Legend Paddler Award.

Men

Dane Jackson (Usa)
Jiri Prskavec (Cz)
Aniol Serrasolses (Spain)
Mathias Weger (Italy)
Sven Lammler (Switzerland)
Bren Orton (Uk)
Adrian Mattern (Germany)

Women

Nouria Newman (France)
Adrienne Levknecht (Usa)
Anna Wagner (Usa)
Marlene Devillez (France)
Lucie Sediva (Cz rep. /Norway)
Erin Savage (Usa)

Events

Green Race (Usa)
Devils Race (Cz rep.)
Durance Festival (France)
Galway Fest (Ireland)

U21 Men

Hayden Voorhees (Usa)
Jeremy Nash (Usa)
Tom Dolle (France)
George Snook (Nz)
Kaelin Friedenson (Usa)
Isaac Hull (Usa)
Luke Pommeroy (Canada)
Robert Eggleston (UK)
Huw Butterworth (Uk)

U21 Women

Sage Donnelly (Usa)
Ottie Robinson-Shaw (Uk)
Ava Christensen (Usa)
Rachel Buys (Usa)
Olivia McGinnis (Usa)
Ottie Robinson-Shaw (Uk)
Evy Liebfarth (Usa)
Maddie Kimmel (Usa)

Non-profit

AW
Free Rivers Fund
Balkan River Defense
Team River Runner
Ecuador Rivers Institute
Idaho Rivers United
Save the South Fork
Save Bristol Bay

Winners announcement schedule

Dec 1st: Non-profit of the year & Event of the year
Dec 2nd: Female & Male Rookie of the Year – U21
Dec 3rd: Honorary Paddler of the year & Crew of the Year
Dec 4th: Female Paddler of the Year & Male Paddler of the Year

The Jury

Marian Saether (Nor)
Rush Sturges (Usa)
Kalob Grady (Can)
John Haines (Uk)
Vavra Hradilek (Cz Rep.)
Mike krutyansky (Russia)
Joaquim Fontane (Catalunya)
Anna Bruno (Usa)
Ben Stooksberry (Usa)
Jacques Gilardone (Italy)
Mira Kodada (Cz rep.)
Shane Benedict (Usa)
Clay Wright (Usa)
John Grace (Usa)

Each member of the jury gives his winner in each category. Contenders with the most votes win their category.

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