Category Archives: BWI News

Boat Writing Contest Marks 25th Year

BWI’s Annual Writing Contest celebrates its Silver Anniversary this year with 17 categories offering $17,000 in prize awards. All of the details are included on this website under "Writing Contest" and in a brochure posted at www.bwi.org/downloads/BWI-Contest-17.pdf. The electronic entry form (www.bwi.org/bwicontest) provides the process for slotting the entry and handling membership details. Entries can be…
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FLIBS Readies for November 1 Opening

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has shifted its five-day run to open a day earlier on Wednesday, November 1 (Prime Time Preview day) through Sunday, November 5. Informa Exhibitions, the company that earlier this year purchased Show Management, the company that managed the FLIBS since 1976, is enhancing aspects of the event and working…
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Scholarship Program Underway

BWI has launched a new Scholarship Program designed to help young men and women enter the exciting world of boating journalism. Plans are to have the program in place and ready to unveil to members and the boating industry during the 2018 Miami Boat Show Annual BWI meeting. Long-time Ohio-based boating/outdoor journalist and BWI member…
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3 Directors Re-Elected, 1 Appointed

BWI members have re-elected three Directors and its Board appointed a new Director to fill a vacancy. The returning Directors, who serve three-year terms, are: Alan Jones, editor for Boating World Magazine; Zuzana Prochazka, a freelance writer and photographer who contributes to a number of boating titles; and Lindsey Johnson, Director of Communications for West…
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Top Boating Journalism Gets Recognized

Boating and fishing journalists were recognized at the start of the Miami International Boat Show in an annual writing contest conducted by the membership of Boating Writers International (BWI). Presentations in 17 contest categories representing $17,000 in awards were made to first ($500), second ($300) and third ($200) place scorers. Cash award recipients also received…
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Miami BWI Meet Moves to Thursday

BWI is moving its Annual Meeting, Writing Contest Awards and “Newsmaker” presentation breakfast event to Thursday February 16, opening day of the Miami International Boat Show. Timing will remain the same, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Location is the Belvedere Lounge, a new on-dock restaurant between Piers 3 and 4 directly in front of the…
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Boat Writing Contest Underway

BWI’s Annual Writing Contest is open for business with 17 categories funded and offering $17,000 in prize awards. Entering was simplified several years ago by uploading PDF files or URL links. All of the details are included in a brochure posted on this site under the Writing Contest tab (www.bwi.org/downloads/BWI-Contest-16.pdf). The electronic entry form (www.bwi.org/bwicontest)…
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Ft. Lauderdale BWI Breakfast Social

Celebrating its 5th year, ZF Marine is again hosting the "best kept secret" of the Fort Lauderdale boat show for BWI members on Friday November 4. Marketing Manager Martin Meissner notes, “Come and join your fellow scribes in ZF Marine's air conditioned tent for a European breakfast complete with all the trimmings, including Bavarian Weisswurst! Get…
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Marine Innovations Abound at Fall Trade Events

The two fall major business-to-business marine trade expositions provide special recognition for innovations and product quality by providing a stage for manufacturers and service providers to highlight what they recently introduced or will be bringing to market in the next model year. BWI members serve as judges to help select the most intriguing and useful…
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Innovations Barrage Repeats at IBEX

Rapid-fire presentations of approximately 20 new boating-related innovations will be on tap for a return engagement of “Pitch The Press” at this year’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX). The “Pitch” session is scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday October 5 in the second floor lounge area at the Tampa Convention Center. The…
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