Category Archives: BWI News

IBEX Adds Media Events

Opportunities to experience industry innovations, engage in seminars presenting boatbuilding methods and consumer issues, and network with both journalists and industry personnel are on tap for BWI members at this year’s International Boatbuilders Exposition & Conference in Tampa, FL September 30 to October 2, 2014. BWI has coordinated with show management to bring these offerings…
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’14 Survey: State of Boating Journalism

Boating journalists are doing a good job keeping up with the technological, product and structural changes taking place in the marine industry they cover, but there are significantly fewer writers and they are growing older and poorer in the process. (Link to complete survey here.) This thumbnail sketch is taken from the May 2014 survey…
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Boating Affordability Issues Aired

Some of the boating industry’s most innovative thinkers shared their insights on “How to Make Recreational Boating More Affordable and Attractive” during a BWI panel discussion in February 2014. Participants were Brunswick Chairman and CEO Dusty McCoy, SunTrust Bank SVP Don Parkhurst, Legendary Marine Managing Partner Fred Pace and Freedom Boat Club CEO John Giglio.…
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Writing Awards Presented for 2013

Boating and fishing journalists were recognized in Miami on February 14  in an annual writing contest conducted by the membership of 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 a recognition plaque noting their "Excellence in…
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Need a Boat Writer? Use Our Directory

Need a boating or fishing writer? BWI’s Online Writers Directory continues growing with new members joining the ranks and includes more than 120 listings. It allows visitors to this website to find boating and fishing writers and communicators by name, geography, writing specialty, website, blogs – and any data that is loaded into the directory…
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Writing Contest Results for 2012

Top marine journalists in the U.S. and beyond  were recognized in mid-February during the Miami 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…
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Writers Webinar Series Grow to Seven

BWI’s series of educational webinars now have grown to seven, all posted on this site for viewing by members and others from the industry with interest. Click on the “webinar” tab above for access to any of  them. Included are “How to Start a Blog for About $10,” presented by Kim Kavin; “Drive Traffic with…
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Best Boating Stories of 2011

Top marine journalists in the U.S. and beyond were recognized February 17 at the Miami International Boat Show in an annual writing contest conducted by the membership of Boating Writers International (BWI). Presentations in 16 contest categories representing $16,000 in awards were made to first ($500), second ($300) and third ($200) place scorers. Also presented…
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BWI Writing 2010 Contest Winners

Top marine journalists in the U.S. and beyond were recognized in mid-February during the Miami International Boat Show in an annual writing contest conducted by the membership of Boating Writers International (BWI). Presentations in 16 contest categories representing $16,000 in awards were made to first ($500), second ($300) and third ($200) place scorers. Cash award…
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A Brief History of BWI’s Writing Awards

Though it’s months until the 2010 Writing Contest gets underway, recent questions from members have encouraged this brief look at BWI’s highly prized benefit, biggest and longest-running undertaking. The Contest was launched in 1992 (awards presented in 1993) by then president Joe Skorupa who was writing for Popular Mechanics and executive director Bob Black. Three…
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