Paralympic Sport Awards deadline extended

The 2013 Paralympic Sport Awards will be presented on 23 November, along with the Paralympic Media Awards and Paralympic Order. 10 Jun 2013
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Verena Bentele and Gerd Schoenfelder 2011 Paralympic Sport Awards

German duo Verena Bentele and Gerd Schoenfelder pose with their Paralympic Sport Awards at the 2011 awards gala in Beijing, China.

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The Paralympic Sport Awards have been given out every two years since 2005, and Canada have taken home the most honours, winning five different awards.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced on Monday (10 June) that members of the Paralympic Family will now have until Friday (14 June) to put forth nominations for the prestigious 2013 Paralympic Sport Awards.

The IPC also opened the nomination process for the Paralympic Media Awards and Paralympic Order.

The Paralympic Sport Awards, in conjunction with Allianz, will be presented in five categories: Best Male Athlete, Best Female Athlete, Best Team Performance, Best Paralympic Games Debut and Exemplary Paralympic Games Official.

All nominations must be related to the London 2012 Paralympic Games period and must be submitted to the IPC headquarters before 12:00 (CET) on Friday.

An awards committee will select the winners, who will then be notified in August.

The Paralympic Sport Awards have been given out every two years since 2005, and Canada have taken home the most honours, winning five different awards.

The Paralympic Media Awards will honour the most exceptional members of the international media who covered London 2012 and will be presented in four categories: Broadcast, Written (print and online), Photo and Radio. The deadline for nominations is 26 June.

The Paralympic Order honours people and organisations that have made outstanding and long-lasting contributions to the Paralympic Movement through their actions, services or remarkable merits. The deadline for nominations is 8 July.

All nominations for the awards must be submitted to IPC Membership Relations Manager Claire Magras at [email protected] before 12:00 (CEST) on the respective deadline dates.

The awards ceremony, proudly partnered by the IPC’s International Partner Allianz, will be held on 23 November in Athens, Greece, coinciding with the IPC General Assembly and Conference, and will honour the exceptional performances and contributions of athletes, teams and officials at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

For more information on the three different awards, please click here.

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