COMPETITION AWARDS

As a minimum, each member of teams placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in all divisions will receive an award. Additional awards and/or patches may be presented to members or teams completing the race.


OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP

All travelling trophies will be kept by the winning team or crew for one year. It is their responsibility to engrave the trophy with their crew's location and number and the year they won. The trophy will be returned to the race the next year. If crew's are not returning to the race, they must make arrangements for the trophy to be at the race.


BOYS ALUMINIUM CHAMPIONSHIP

The Ron Eddings Memorial Travelling Trophy will be awarded to the Boys Aluminium team with the shortest accumulative elapsed time for the race. Advanced and Novice Boys Aluminium teams are eligible for this award. This award is named for the late Ronald Eddings, an advisor with Post 29 from Camdenton, Missouri. Ron's teams completed in the race from 1974 to 1982 bringing multiple boy's and girl's teams most of those years. Camdenton Explorer Post 29 won the overall championship in 1978 and set the Open Aluminium record in 1979. Ron's teams were very active in canoe racing across the country during this time competing in as many as 10 different states in regional and national competitions. Profile


GIRLS ALUMINIUM CHAMPIONSHIP

The Dr. R.J. Van Patter Memorial Travelling Trophy will be awarded to the Girl's Aluminium team with the shortest accumulative elapsed time for the race. Advanced and Novice Girl's Aluminium teams are eligible for this award. This award is named for the late Dr. R.J "Doc" Van Patter, an advisor with Post 8 of Little Rock, Arkansas and one of the early founders of the race. Doc was one of the first advisor to bring a large contingent of girl's teams to the race. His Girl's Aluminium team from 1976 still has the record for that class and it is the longest running class record for the race. Doc instilled his teams with hard work and commitment to doing their best.


COED ALUMINIUM CHAMPIONSHIP

The Coed's Aluminum Championship Travelling Trophy will be awarded to the Coed's Aluminium team with the shortest accumulative elapsed time for the race. Advanced and Novice Coed's Aluminium teams are eligible for this award.


GIRL CRUISING CHAMPIONSHIP

The Girl's Cruising Championship Travelling Trophy will be awarded to the Girl's Cruising team with the shortest accumulative elapsed time for the race. This award is named for the late Dora Mohon, the beloved advisor of Venturer Crew 200 of Varnado, Louisiana. Dora had been involved as a leader in Boy Scouts of America for over 40 years and the advisor of Crew 200 since its beginning in 1974. Dora had participated regularly with her girls in the White River Canoe Race since 1989. Dora's commitment to scouting, the White River Canoe Race, and her girls was strong. She taught many young girls and boys hard work, respect, and a love for the sport and the outdoors.


SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

The Sportsmanship Travelling Trophy will be awarded to the crew, post, or troop best representing the commonly accepted attributes of good sportsmanship such as fair play, respect for others including team-mates, competitors and officials, helpfulness, positive attitude, fellowship, encouragement, and effort. The Sportsmanship award will be voted on by team captains at the conclusion of the race.


MOST DISTANCE TRAVELED AWARD

The "Tom Edwards" award will be given to the team that travels the greatest distance to compete in the race.


SPIRIT AWARD

The "Carl Garner" award will be given to the crew/post/troop exhibiting the greatest spirit in the opinion of the race organizers.


TALENT SHOW AWARD

The "George Wise" award will be given to the crew/post/troop bringing the largest number of scout paddlers to the race.


YOUNGEST TEAM AWARD

An award or gift will be given to the winner(s) of the talent show as determined by a panel of judges.