The Paddling Mag team is thrilled to announce it has been shortlisted in the special interest category at the prestigious 46th annual National Magazine Awards. This nomination underscores the exceptional work of our contributors and staff, whose dedication and passion for paddling have shaped the magazine’s success.

Judges praised Paddling Mag for its user-friendly design and engaging content, noting, “From the very first turn of the page, Paddling Magazine was easy to navigate, fun, and informative to read.” They were impressed by the magazine’s ability to “draw us into its world of technique, cool gear, and—most impressively—breathtaking photography of the places to be discovered.”

Being shortlisted at these distinguished awards, known for recognizing excellence in magazine journalism and creative design, is a significant achievement and we are grateful for the recognition. The award also celebrates the vibrant community that makes our magazine what it is. A huge thank you to our writers and photographers—your stories and visions bring the spirit of paddling alive on our pages!

We are also immensely appreciative of our readers and the paddling community for their continued support and enthusiasm, which fuels our ongoing mission to deliver the best of paddlesports.

Category winners of the National Magazine Awards will be announced on June 7, 2024.

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