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Champlain College Design Competition

Champlain College Design Competition

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In November, 2017, Hornet Watersports partnered with the student group AIGA, the professional association for design at Champlain college to launch a friendly SUP  paddle design competition. The guidelines were broad to encourage participants to get their creative juices flowing. They were told they could use whatever medium they like, including but not limited to paintings, drawings, pictures collages etc. They were given the following outline:   We received numerous submissions, and it was tough to select the top three designs. Here were the top three designs selected by the Hornet team In third place, Minta Williams from Denver, CO....

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2018 March Madness Winner is... G9 Kaizen!

2018 March Madness Winner is... G9 Kaizen!

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Over the course of last month, we ran the 2018 March Madness Dragon Boat Paddle Design Tournament  where you were able to vote for your favorite Hornet Dragon Boat Design in a March Madness style tournament bracket. This year, we had 14 exciting and colorful designs for our paddles as well as two black paddles, a glossy and matte design, that were matched up against each other in one-on-one battle of popularity. The winner you chose as the best Hornet Dragon Boat Paddle Design is G9 Kaizen! The battle was tough but the G9 Kaizen won the G16 Sakura Koi Fish Design in the...

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2018 March Madness Dragon Boat Paddle Design Tournament

2018 March Madness Dragon Boat Paddle Design Tournament

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On Monday March 12th, Hornet Watersport's 2018 March Madness Dragon Boat Paddle Design Tournament was underway!            This competition is a lot of fun for us and for all our paddling friends out there around the world. Some of you might be wondering why we have we named our design contest after March Madness.  One of the reasons we chose this popular nickname for the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division 1 basketball tournament is that the brackets used for arranging the 64 teams that are selected is an easy way to present the 16 paddle designs in...

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Dragon Boat Festival Contest 2017 - Win a genuine Hornet Dragon Boat Paddle

Dragon Boat Festival Contest 2017 - Win a genuine Hornet Dragon Boat Paddle

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The Contest Has Ended - Thank You All for Participating The winner of our Dragon Boat Festival Contest 2017 was Mindy Langweil from Florida.  Mindy's paddle of choice was the limited edition KAIZEN Design Dragon Boat Paddle. Congratulations Mindy! Did you miss the contest? Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook to stay tuned for upcoming contests, cool products, and helpful articles for Dragon Boat and SUP enthusiasts. Hornet Watersports wishes you a happy Dragon Boat Day with a contest We have recently launched our new monthly newsletter that keeps you updated with our latest Dragon Boat and SUP...

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Winners of the Hornet design your own Dragon Boat paddle competition

Winners of the Hornet design your own Dragon Boat paddle competition

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Thanks to everybody who participated in our 2nd annual design your own dragon boat paddle contest! We had so many nice submissions, it was very difficult to choose. We asked friends, dealers and paddlers for their input. Because it was so difficult to choose just 1 design, we decided to have 2 winners.   Koi Paddle Design by Karely Yu Karely’s design was inspired by her fondness of koi fish, avatar the last airbender and one of her favorite artist Yuumei. Congratulations on being one of the two winners of the Hornet design your own dragon boat paddle competition.  ...

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