Category Archives: BWI News

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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Journalists Look To Boating’s Future

A panel of seasoned marine journalists presented a discussion on the future of the industry at BWI’s annual meeting at the Miami Show. The panel included Bill Sisson, editor in chief of Soundings Trade Only and Soundings magazine; Matt Gruhn, editor in chief of Boating Industry magazine; and Marilyn Mower, editor of Marine Business Journal.…
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BWI Writing Contest Salutes 2009 Stories

Top marine journalists in the U.S. and beyond  were recognized today in the 2009 writing contest conducted by the membership of Boating Writers International.  Presentations were made in 17 contest categories -- including a new "Original Online Content" field -- representing $17,000 in awards, the largest payout to date. In its 17th year, the BWI…
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BWI 2009 Membership Survey

Journalists who cover the world of boating have been affected like most others serving the recreational market, and they are experiencing additional buffeting from the sweeping changes taking place in general media. In a recently released membership survey, only 4 in 10 members of Boating Writers International (BWI) reported that their income has not changed…
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