Boating and Water Safety Organizations Announce 2018 IBWSS Media Campaign Contest Winners

MANASSAS, Va. (March 19, 2018) – The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC), National Water Safety Congress (NWSC) and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) recently announced the International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS) Media Campaign Contest winners.

The Media Campaign Contest recognizes the outreach efforts of boating and water safety organizations, agencies and groups for their creativity in communicating with the public about safety on the water. The first place winner in each category received a discount code towards their 2019 IBWSS registration.

“We were inspired by all of the innovative and original entries we received for the media campaign contest,” said Peg Phillips, executive director of the National Safe Boating Council. “This year’s award winners have done a remarkable job of developing communications to promote boating and water safety throughout the country.”

The 2018 Media Campaign Contest winners by category include:

 Audio PSAs – Recognizing exceptional radio public service announcements.

  • 1st Place: California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways
  • 2nd Place: Idaho State Parks & Recreation
  • 3rd Place: Water Sports Foundation

Booklets & Brochures – Recognizing exceptional printed media distributed to the public.

  • 1st Place: California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways
  • 2nd Place: Water Sports Foundation
  • 3rd Place: US Army Corps of Engineers

Electronic Education – Recognizing exceptional digital and social media tactics.

  • 1st Place: California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways
  • 2nd Place: California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways
  • 3rd Place: Idaho State Parks & Recreation

Posters & Signs – Recognizing exceptional posters, signs, banner and billboards.

  • 1st Place: Idaho State Parks & Recreation
  • 2nd Place: Maris Marine Sports Foundation
  • 3rd Place: California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways 

Education Recognizing exceptional efforts to educate the public about boating and water safety.

  • 1st Place: Sea Tow Foundation
  • 2nd Place: California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways
  • 3rd Place: Alaska Boating Safety Program

Giveaways & Handouts – Recognizing exceptional and fun giveaways and handouts.

  • 1st Place: Maris Marine Sports Foundation
  • 2nd Place: Oklahoma Highway Patrol Marine Enforcement
  • 3rd Place: California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways

Video PSAs – Recognizing exceptional videos with compelling boating and water safety messages.

  • 1st Place: Water Sports Foundation
  • 2nd Place: Water Sports Foundation
  • 3rd Place: Hunter Bland Fishing and the National Safe Boating Council

Learn more about the IBWSS Media Campaign Contest at www.ibwss.org/program/media-campaign-contest.

About the National Safe Boating Council 

Established in 1958, the National Safe Boating Council is the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education, outreach, and training. For more information about NSBC programs and professional development opportunities, visit www.safeboatingcouncil.org.

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Media Contact:

Yvonne Pentz, Communications Director, National Safe Boating Council, [email protected], 440-670-1294

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