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Nominations sought for NMMA Innovation Awards

Entries for the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s 2015 Progressive Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards are now being accepted.

Product categories have been revised, improvements have been made to the entry requirements and benefits have been added.

New for 2015:

• Entrants are required to submit a short video that demonstrates or explains the innovative nature of the product.

• All participants will be included and recognized free in the official show guide

• Innovation Award winner recognition at the Miami show website year-round

Full program details, requirements and benefits can be found here. The deadline for entry is Jan. 12.

Winners will be announced at the annual Industry Breakfast on Feb. 12 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

The Innovation Awards program is managed by the NMMA and judged by Boating Writers International.


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