IBEX sets entry deadline, names judges for Innovation Awards

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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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