Taking place at the PADDLEexpo, the Paddlesport Product of the Year Awards ceremony is geared towards designers, manufacturers and importers. 

This contest is aimed to highlight a product that the jury thinks is making a difference, through its innovation, performance, design, utility, etc.

> The only condition is the product must be at the show.

The Paddlesport Product of the Year (previously called Coolest Gear of the Show) sends out a clear message to dealers and consumers alike.  It is a great marketing tool to legitimise and promote a company, a product line, and/or a new product.

While some shows across the world are charging companies to enter such competitions, the Paddlesport Product of the Year 2019 is another FREE benefits from exhibiting at PADDLEexpo. So do not delay and enter your products in the contest!
Accepting Entries from August 30th through September 20th 2018. (we will not accept entries outside those dates please!) NO NEED TO SEND BEFORE IT WILL NOT BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.
Each company can enter one product per category (categories listed below). 

MORE EXPOSURE! : All the submitted products will be showcased in the days before and after the show via our web network and social media channels. They will also be shown in our Pre-show Guide. We reach over 300 000 people weekly!
Being a new product for 2019 is a bonus, but we can accept products that were launched over the course of 2018 as well.
There are 9 categories:
- Paddles
- Accessories
- Recreational Paddling (Sea Kayaking, Sit on Top, canoeing)
- Inflatable
- Kayak Fishing
- Stand Up Paddling
- Whitewater Kayaking
- Apparel/Clothing
- Special jury prize (What doesn't fit in the above, new things we did not think of, really original products, great innovative products...)

How to enter?  
Accepting Entries from August 30th through September 20th 2018. (we will not accept entries outside those dates please!)
We need an image of the product and a description of the product,
including why it should win. Please bring technical info to this description, including what sets it apart from the rest of the products out there. The brand and product name MUST be in the file name of the image(s) you are sending > ex: Ford_Mustang.jpg. 
You can send both text and photo by email
NB> we will not accept pdf, pages of catalogues, screen captures from websites. In order to promote your products and your entry the best way possible, we need the descriptive texts sent as a word doc. and the image(s) sent separately to info@kayaksession.com

The winners will be announced during the Industry Party on October 6th 2018.

Kayak Session Publishing, 1 Rue Des Rivieres, Lyon, 69009 France