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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 paddlesport.

Other Awards:

How to submit a 2019 Award Nomination:

  • 2019 Nominations will be available on June 25, 2019
  • Download the Award Nomination Form (word)
    • Type your responses (please do not print)
  • Upload it here (online)

Nomination submission deadline: July 22, 2019


The 2018 ACA Legend of Paddling Award was announced at the Paddling Magazine Product & Industry Awards on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Paddlesports Retailer in Oklahoma City. 


The remaining ACA National Award recipients will be honored at the ACA Annual Banquet & Awards Ceremony held this year at the Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms, SC on November 10th & 11th.





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Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation.

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