BWI Award Winners

Published: April/May 2014

At the recent annual meeting of Boating Writers International (BWI) at the 2014 Miami International Boat Show, four BoatUS Magazine features were honored for excellence in journalism in the 20th Annual BWI Writing Contest. Judged by active members of the boating media, this year's contest attracted 370 entries in categories ranging from fishing to travel, boat tests to social media. This year, the BWI awards attracted 337 entries from 131 participants. Here are this year's winners:

  • Thumbnail photo of girl jumping into a lakeESD Explained

    By Beth Leonard

    ESD is when 120-volt AC leakage from boats or docks electrocutes or incapacitates swimmers.

  • Tornado illustrationTornado Alert!

    By Tom Neale

    We may have been safer during that tornado in our well-anchored, well-built boat

  • Buffing the hullHow To Make Your Fiberglass Gleam

    By Lenny Rudow

    Keeping the gelcoat properly maintained is a way to protect your boat's fiberglass.

  • Thumbnail photo of boat electrical systemBoat Engine Troubleshooting

    By Tom Neale

    Trust your senses and listen to what your boat's telling you before it's too late.

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