MIAMI BEACH — Trade Only sister publication Soundings magazine was honored with 10 writing awards, including a first place for technical editor Tom Neale and several certificates of merit, this morning at the Miami International Boat Show.
Sponsored by Boating Writers International, the awards recognize excellence in 16 categories. In its 16th year, the BWI awards drew 161 participants, who submitted 456 entries.
In all, $16,000 was handed out to first-, second- and third-place winners in each category.
Here are the Soundings winners:
• Boating Columns: “Under Way,” by editor Bill Sisson, third place.
• Boating Adventures: “Stop, look, listen,” by Tom Neale, certificate of merit.
• Boat/Engine Care and Maintenance: “What the eel revealed,” by Tom Neale, first place.
• Ethics and Environment: “Iced in by choice,” by staff writer Elizabeth Ellis, and “Right whale safety,” by senior writer Jim Flannery, certificates of merit.
• Boating Issues, News and Analysis: “Keel failures prompt call for oversight,” by senior writer Doug Campbell, second place; “Horn of Africa piracy at boiling point,” by Jim Flannery, third place; “Fatal collision,” by senior reporter Chris Landry, certificate of merit.
• Seamanship, Rescue and Safety: “Death’s door,” by Doug Campbell, and “Many factors cited in powerboat tragedy,” by Chris Landry, certificates of merit.
— Beth Rosenberg