Marine Marketers of America seeks entries for Neptune Awards

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The Marine Marketers of America said it is accepting entries for the 2017 Neptune Awards.

The awards, which recognize outstanding work, will be presented at the Miami International Boat Show in February.

The annual competition, now in its 10th year, is open to any company or organization that produces and publishes marine industry marketing work between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 this year.

Last year there were 99 entries in 16 categories, covering all areas of marketing, ranging from national magazine ads and newsletters to video, product literature and diversity initiatives. A panel of judges scores the entries.

“Every year the competition gets better,” Sally Helme, MMA vice president and co-chairwoman of the awards committee, said in a statement. “We continue to see a high level of creativity and quality in the entries submitted and we hope that marine marketers will take advantage of the 2017 Neptune Awards to showcase their best work.”

“This year we’re expanding the number of judging categories to 20 to reflect the broad diversity of marketing options in today’s boating industry,” said Wanda Kenton Smith, president of the MMA.

The new categories are B2B Marketing; Public Relations Campaign; Sales Promotion; and Integrated Marketing Campaign. There will also be a best-in-show “King Neptune” Award.

The deadline for submissions is Jan. 8. Complete program details, including entry guidelines and the official entry form, are available here.

Further information about the 2017 Neptune Awards is available from Sally Helme at (401) 845-4405 or