The Paddling Magazine team is thrilled to announce that we have won the People’s Choice Award for Best Print Publication at the Outdoor Media Awards. Considered the most prestigious award for media in the outdoor industry, Paddling Magazine faced stiff competition from legacy media titles, including Outside and Backpacker magazines.

Thank you to our incredible community of readers who made this win happen. Your engagement and loyalty have been the driving force behind our content, inspiring our commitment to delivering exceptional paddling stories that inform, entertain and inspire.

We’re grateful to have such incredible readers who share our love for the water—thanks for being the best part of Paddling Mag!

The official press release from Outdoor Media Summit follows.

Outdoor Media Summit is thrilled to announce the Outdoor Media Award winners for the People’s Choice Awards. After weeks of voting and anticipation, the winners have been chosen, representing excellence and innovation in outdoor media content creation.

The People’s Choice winners for the 2024 Outdoor Media Awards are as follows:

  • Paddling Magazine: People’s Choice – Best Print Publication
  • Adventure Chasse: People’s Choice – Best Print Publication
  • Tooth and Claw: People’s Choice – Best Podcast
  • Run Wild My Child: People’s Choice – Best Digital Publication
  • @OutThereColorado: People’s Choice – Best Social Handle
  • @KweenWerk: People’s Choice – Best Social Handle
  • Stephane Monette: People’s Choice – Best YouTube
  • Kyle Hates Hiking: People’s Choice – Best YouTuber

These winners have demonstrated creativity, engagement, and dedication to the outdoor media space. Their content has resonated with audiences, inspiring and informing outdoor enthusiasts everywhere.

“Congratulations to all the winners of the People’s Choice Awards! Your passion for the outdoors and commitment to producing exceptional content shows,” said Yoon Kim, founder of Outdoor Media Summit. “We’re excited to recognize your achievements and celebrate your work at Outdoor Media Summit in Missoula on October 16th.”

The Outdoor Media Summit team extends its appreciation to everyone who participated in the voting process and helped make this year’s People’s Choice Awards a success.

For more information about the Outdoor Media Summit and the Outdoor Media Awards, please visit


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