Category Archives: BWI News

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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New BWI Officers & Directors

BWI members have elected two new Directors and re-elected another and its Board elected three Officers. The new Directors, who serve three-year terms, are Chris Woodward, Editor of Sport Fishing Magazine and Charlie Levine, Editor & Publisher of FishTrack.com and Buoyweather.com. Re-elected a Director was Michael Sciulla, a Soundings Trade Only columnist and communications strategist.…
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Digital’s Influence on Journalists

A panel discussion in Miami focused on "How the Digital Revolution Has Changed What Editors Want From Freelancers and Marketers," examining how the proliferation of media platforms has changed the editorial marketplace and what editors now expect. A joint effort with colleagues from Marine Marketers of America, BWI and MMA Director Michael Sciulla moderated a…
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Award Top 2015 Boating Stories

Boating and fishing journalists were recognized during the Miami Boat Show in an annual writing contest conducted by the membership of Boating Writers International (BWI). Presentations in 15 contest categories representing $15,000 in awards were made to first ($500), second ($300) and third ($200) place scorers. Cash award recipients also received a recognition plaque noting…
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Best Boating Writing of 2014

Boating and fishing journalists were recognized in February, 2015 for submissions to the annual writing contest judged 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 a recognition plaque noting…
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Drones & Contest Winners Fly in Miami

The traditional Friday morning gathering of writers, media supporters and wellwishers coupled to a newsy presentation and update from the marine electronics world is on tap for February 13, 2015 from 8 to 10 a.m. in rooms A 204-205 of the Convention Center. Boating Media’s Dawn of Drones will include a panel of expert fliers from…
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