Deadline extended for 2015 Neptune Awards

MIAMI – The Marine Marketers of America have extended the deadline for 2015 Neptune Awards entries. The submission deadline is now January 13.

The awards, which recognize outstanding work in the marine marketing field, will be presented at the Miami International Boat Show in February 2016. The competition is open to any company or organization producing and publishing marine industry marketing work this year between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2015.

“This is your chance to be recognized by your peers for outstanding work in marina marketing,” the organization said in a statement. “The MMA want to celebrate and reward outstanding communications efforts in the marina industry.”

The competition is the eighth annual contest for the coveted Neptune Awards. 2015 entries will be accepted for a record 17 different categories. The 14 categories repeating from the 2014 competition include: national magazine ads, national magazine ads in a series, web advertising-banner ads, product literature, newsletters, email promotion/blasts, regional/local marketing, video, mobile apps, social media, marketing innovation, special event/sales promotions and diversity marketing initiatives. In addition to these 14, three new awards will be offered for 2015. Two of the new awards are for web advertising, one for “high impact units” and one for native advertising or content integration. The other new Neptune Award will be for best overall marine marketing website.

Complete program details, including entry guidelines and the official entry form, are posted on the association’s website: For more information about the 2015 Neptune Awards program, please contact Awards Program Co-Chairs, Sally Helme at 401-845-4405 or, or Cindy Pechous at 312-946-6239 or

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