Boating Writers International’s annual writing contest is in its 25th year and now has 17 categories offering $17,000 in prizes.
Four categories were recently added or updated: Boating Videos; Boating Photography; Environmental Awareness and Education; and Gear, Electronics and Product Tests.
The deadline for entries is Dec. 31.
BWI said the contest recognizes the best marine writing in the world and presents cash awards to first- ($500), second- ($300) and third-place ($200) scorers.
Certificates of merit are presented to every writer who scores within 95 percent of third-place winners in each category.
The awards will be presented during BWI’s annual meeting in February at the Miami International Boat Show.