International Whitewater Hall of Fame

Canoe & Kayak Magazine is one of several organizations who have been asked to make nominations to the International Whitewater Hall of Fame, and we’d like your help!


Who do you think deserves recognition for their contributions to the sport of whitewater paddling? Why?


Here are the categories for which we can make nominations:


Pioneer – A deceased individual who made significant contributions to whitewater. Must be among the earliest whitewater contributors, leading the way for any whitewater related activity while demonstrating integrity, sportsmanship, and character in participation of whitewater activities.


Explorer – An individual, currently or previously engaged in any area of extensive whitewater exploration and investigation of unknown regions and areas of whitewater activity. A surveyor, voyager or traveler who has exemplified superior feats in previously unchallenged water. Has achieved outstanding accomplishments and recognition for such exploration. Has demonstrated integrity, sportsmanship, and character in participation of whitewater activities. This person may be living or deceased.


Champion – Reserved for athletes or coaches active in whitewater competitions for at least five years, with a distinguished record of achievement at the highest levels of competition for the individual’s particular whitewater sport. Additionally, a Champion has demonstrated integrity, sportsmanship, and character in participating in and representing the sport. This person may be living or deceased.


Advocate – An individual who is, or has, contributed to the advancement of whitewater. Has made outstanding contributions to furthering whitewater activities, including grassroots activism, environmental stewardship, ensuring river access, innovative manufacturing or course design/development. Performed in a leading role for at least the past 20 years in serving the whitewater community with special distinction. Has demonstrated integrity, sportsmanship, and character in participation of whitewater activities. This person may be living or deceased.


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