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Deadline Nears for Safety Awards


The Sea Tow Foundation’s Boating Safety Advisory Council will accept entries for its National Boating Industry Safety Awards until midnight Oct. 8.

Now in their third year, the awards comprise 10 categories that recognize safety programs and campaigns within the for-profit segment of the marine industry.

“We appreciate all the tremendous work being done to promote boating safety throughout the marine industry and look forward to shining the national spotlight on outstanding boating safety campaigns and initiatives,” Sea Tow Foundation executive director Gail R. Kulp said in a statement. “We hope to field a record number of entries this year.”

Safety campaigns must have occurred within the United States between Aug. 1, 2020, and Aug. 1, 2021. Winners will be announced during the Marine Retailers Association of the America’s Dealer Week, scheduled for Dec. 6-9, in Austin, Texas.

Entries can be made in the following categories:

• Powerboat Manufacturer

• Sailboat Manufacturer

• Engine Manufacturer

• Gear/Equipment Manufacturer

• Human Powered Manufacturer (canoe, kayak, standup paddleboard)

• Marine Retailer (up to three locations)

• Marine Retailer (more than three locations)

• Marine Media Outlets

• Marine Marketing and Outreach

• Marine Distributors

Click here to submit entries.


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