We believe at KIALOA that when you paddle outrigger canoes you become a part of the ocean, land and people of Hawaii. The Live Like You Paddle Award is an opportunity for students 18 and under to express their love for the Hawaiian Outrigger Culture and the values learned and practiced through the sport. The top 5 projects which best express that you “Live Like You Paddle” will win a KIALOA paddle.
Outrigger is a great sport. But it’s more than a physical activity and a means to fitness. Hawaiian values are ingrained in the sport of Outrigger paddling and we want to know how the sport and the values you learn through outrigger paddling enrich your life. Here are some examples of Hawaiian values but there are others you may choose to use:
Laulima (cooperation), Kuleana (responsibility), Kokua (helping), Ohana (family), or Ha’aha’a (humility), to name a few.
Some ideas for creative projects include but are not limited to:
Remember, originality counts! Think outside the box, you don’t have to stick to this list
Turn your application in by May 31st, 2020 with your project and letter of recommendation.
All of the KIALOA employees have a chance to vote on every project. We each have a scorecard that uses a point system and we know the age of the student we are judging.
We judge on these 4 criteria:
The students with the best average scores are chosen as the winners. We all love reviewing the entries and look forward to seeing yours!
We will notify winners by the end of June so be sure to fill out the application with your name, address, phone number and e-mail.
Good question! Winners will be chosen for having created the most original way to express their love for outrigger paddling and can choose any hybrid outrigger paddle in our 2020 line-up.
Check out the 2019 Winners and their projects!
Check out the 2018 Winners and their projects!
Check out the 2017 Winners and their projects!