National Boating Industry Safety Awards: Call for Entries

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The Sea Tow Foundation’s Boating Safety Advisory Council — formerly the North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council — announced the call for entries to its 2021 National Boating Industry Safety Awards.

The awards, now in their third year, comprise ten categories, all of which recognize top boating safety programs and campaigns within the for-profit segment of the recreational marine industry.

Submissions can be made until midnight, Oct. 8. Eligible boating safety campaigns must have occurred within the U. S. between Aug. 1, 2020 and Aug. 1, 2021.

Winners will be announced live during the Marine Retailers Association of the America’s Dealer Week, Dec. 6–9, in Austin, Texas.

“We are pleased to announce our 2021 contest and encourage all for-profit companies and organizations within the recreational boating industry who are involved in promoting boating safety to enter,” Sea Tow Foundation’s executive director Gail R. Kulp said in a statement. “In addition, we very much appreciate the return and generous support of Kicker Marine Audio as our title sponsor for this year’s competition.”

The following categories are up for submission:

• Powerboat Manufacturer

• Sailboat Manufacturer

• Engine Manufacturer

• Gear/Equipment Manufacturer

• Human Powered (Canoe, Kayak, SUP) Manufacturer

• Marine Retailer (up to 3 locations)

• Marine Retailer (more than 3 locations)

• Marine Media Outlets 

• Marine Marketing and Outreach

• Marine Distributors

Click here for contest information and applications. 

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