Membership Benefits

BWI Membership Benefits

Active Members

  • Receive the BWI Journal, published online nine times a year, keeps you advised of important goings-on with BWI and its members, leading marine companies and the industry as a whole.
  • Receive the first two entries to the Annual Writing Contest free ($50 value so you cover your dues with two entries.) Free entries require membership in year of publication and award year.
  • Are eligible to be selected to judge new product innovations with expenses covered.
  • Receive regular communications and networking opportunities with hundreds of industry colleagues.
  • May maintain an online profile at bwi.org in an annual directory where people go to find writers and communication firms.
  • Receive access to BWI’s LinkedIn pages with helpful discussions, tips and jobs listings.
  • Are eligible for early sign-ups to BWI’s webinars on craft improvement and managing a business.
  • Receive an invitation to BWI meetings and breakfasts at the Miami & Ft. Lauderdale boat shows.
  • Receive a personalized press card for active members free & easy access to boat shows.
  • And more…

Associate Members

  • Are offered high priority for their news in the BWI Journal and on the website.
  • Are offered use of the BWI logo for their website and promotional materials so BWI journalists know they’re part of the group.
  • Receive the BWI newsletter, to keep up-to-date on media, industry and association issues and news.
  • Receive an invitation to join BWI’s LinkedIn Group, enabling commentary on the issues important to journalists.
  • Receive an invitation to participate in BWI’s webinars, ranging from employing social media, establishing blogs, writing for the web, getting the best return from news conferences, and more to help enhance business.
  • Are included in networking opportunities with all BWI members, including the industry’s top journalists, marketing firms and manufacturers.
  • Receive an advance opportunity to be sponsors of the BWI Writing Contest, which rewards journalists and serves to improve the entire marine communications process.
  • Are eligible to serve on panels or forums as newsmakers.

Supporting Members

  • Receive online company listing with logo detailing products and services, the primary media contact, and company website.
  • Receive high priority for your news in the BWI Journal and on the website.
  • May use the BWI logo for promotional materials.
  • Receive the BWI newsletter, to keep up-to-date on media, industry and association issues and news.
  • Are invited to join BWI’s LinkedIn Group, enabling commentary on the issues important to journalists.
  • Are invited to participate in BWI’s webinars, ranging from employing social media, writing for the web, getting the best return from news conferences and more to help enhance business.
  • Are invited to networking opportunities with all BWI members, including the industry’s top journalists, marketing firms and manufacturers.
  • Receive an advanced opportunity to be sponsors of the BWI Writing Contest, which rewards journalists and serves to improve the entire marine communications process.
  • Are eligible to serve on panels or forums as newsmakers.
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