BoatUS Magazine senior editor Rich Armstrong (R) with Marine Electronics Contributor Zuzana Prochazka (C), and BWI President Brady Kay (L). Download hi-res photo
BoatUS Magazine senior editor Rich Armstrong’s discussion on a how to find a career in the boating industry earned a second place prize in the BWI annual writing awards contest. Download hi-res photo
SPRINGFIELD, Va., February 28, 2022 – Boating Writers International, the professional association for writers, editors, publishers, bloggers, photographers, videographers and imagers in the recreational boating and fishing industry, bestowed three awards on BoatUS Magazine staff and contributors during a presentation recently held at the group’s annual meeting at the 2022 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show.
The awards, which attracted 273 entries, recognized the best marine writing and content to winners across 15 categories. Recipients received a recognition plaque noting their “excellence in creating compelling stories about boating through entertaining, educational and inspiring journalism.”
BoatUS Magazine articles earned a first, second and third place across two categories.
Category: Environmental Awareness & Education (sponsored by Torqeedo)
First place: “American Marine Sanctuaries Welcome You” by BoatUS Magazine contributing editor Fiona McGlynn (June 2021 issue). The feature discusses how boaters have a role to play in ensuring their treasured fishing, diving, and cruising grounds can be enjoyed for generations to come. BWI Judge Wendy Mitman Clarke said of McGlynn’s feature, “Not only does this story educate about a little-known topic, it inspires boaters to become more involved in helping designate sanctuaries and provides concrete, useful information in an informative, pleasurable story.”
Third place: “The 2021 Red Tide Report” by BoatUS Magazine contributing writer Theresa Nicholson (June 2021 issue) Two years after the toxic event that devastated Florida's recreational and commercial boating, BoatUS took a look at current coastal conditions and whether mitigation steps have worked.
Category: Business of Boating (sponsored by Evinrude):
Second place: “Turn Your Passion into a Great New Career” by BoatUS Magazine senior editor Richard Armstrong (November/December 2021 issue). Are you or someone you know searching for the right career? The boating industry needs skilled technicians, and Armstrong’s story showed how they'll pay to train you.
For a look at the all of the winners, go to BWI Marine NewsWire press release.
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Celebrating more than 50 years, BoatUS is the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group with more than 800,000 dues-paying members. Our flagship publication, BoatUS Magazine, is the largest circulation recreational marine publication in the US with engaging content that speaks to the passion for boat ownership. BoatUS is also the boat owners’ voice on Capitol Hill, fighting for their rights. On the road, we are The Boat Owners Auto Club® offering Trailer Assist® to help ensure a roadside trailer breakdown doesn’t cancel a trip to the lake. On the water when boats break down or run aground, our 600+ vessel, 300+ location nationwide TowBoatUS® fleet brings them safely back to the launch ramp or dock. BoatUS offers GEICO boat insurance policies that give boat owners affordable, specialized coverage and superior service they need. We help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the 501(c)(3) nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit BoatUS.com.