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Europeans lead the World Paddle Awards Nominations

Europeans lead the World Paddle Awards Nominations 6.11.2017
The names of the nominees for the 2017 World Paddle Awards have been announced and European representatives are leading the nominations in seven categories. Twelve European countries have at least one nominee for the award. The public voting on WPA website ends on 19th November 2017

Great Britain is the European leader with four nominations. Jeanette Chippington is nominated in the Sportswoman category, Maya-Ray Cross in Junior category, Dennis Newton is candidate for Foundation award and Peter Tranter has been nominated in the Media Professional category.
Denmark, Slovenia and Czech Republic each have three nominees in different categories, Hungary and Austria have two nominees and Germany, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, France and Italy have one nominee in respective categories.
Among the nominees are top level paddlers such as Tom Liebscher (GER), Vit Prindiš (CZE), Peter Kauzer (SLO), Hank McGregor (RSA), Jessica Fox (AUS), Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (CAN) and Lisa Carrington (NZL), future stars Adam Varga (HUN), Barbora Dimovova (CZE), Felix Oschmautz (AUT), Laia Sorribes (ESP), canoeing experts Gordon Walker (NZL), Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi (AUS) … The only category without public voting is for Lifetime Achievement award where Finn Larsen (DEN), Josef Fuksa Sr (CZE), Tamas Budaj (HUN), Oscar Chalupsky (RSA), Claudia van Wijk (CAN) and Dean Gardiner (AUS) are nominated.
ECA also has a nominee this year. Nina Jelenc, freelancer who also collaborates with ECA as media manager, has been nominated in Media Professional category. However this is not the first nomination of ECA’s representative. Vice-president Jaroslav Pollert has been nominated last year together with his son in the Industry Professional category and in 2015 Jaroslav Pollert has also been nominated in the Lifetime achievement category. In 2014 ECA’s vice-president Miroslav Haviar has also been among the nominees for the Golden Paddle in the Paddlesport Professional Category.
The final result consists of public voting and academy voting. The public can 'Like' (Facebook) and 'Google+' their selections to win at the bottom of each nominee profile. There is also a 'Like' button available for those who do not use Facebook or Google, or for those who only use Twitter (Twitter clicks do not count). Public votes are consolidated with academy member’s votes. The public voting on WPA website ends on 19th November 2017.

You can find the full list of nominees here. Vote for your favourites below their profiles: http://www.worldpaddleawards.com/nominees