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IBEX sets entry deadline, names judges for Innovation Awards

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference announced that the deadline for 2012 Innovation Award entries is Aug. 28 and named the panel of judges.

“IBEX is, at its heart, a technology event where exhibitors show the new products and processes that will change the face of boating in the future,” Carl Cramer, IBEX co-director and publisher of Professional BoatBuilder magazine, said in a statement. “The annual Innovation Awards honor the best of the best and have become hotly contested over the years.”

IBEX will be held Oct. 2-4 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Innovation awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • Boatbuilding methods and materials
  • Deck equipment and hardware
  • Furnishings and interior parts
  • Mechanical systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Engines
  • Boatyard hardware
  • Propulsion parts and propellers
  • Boat care and maintenance
  • OEM electronics
  • Trailers, parts and trailer accessories
  • Safety equipment

As in the past, the judging panel is composed of technical writers and editors from Boating Writers International. The judges for 2012 are:

  • Alan Wendt
  • Zuzana Prochazka
  • Alan Jones
  • Capt. Fred Davis
  • Capt. Lou Gainor
  • Milt Rosko
  • Roger McAfee

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