Marine Marketers of America accepting entries for 2017 Neptune Awards

Marine Marketers of America (MMA) is now accepting entries for the 2017 Neptune Awards. Recognizing outstanding work in the marine marketing field, the awards will be presented at the Miami International Boat Show in February 2018.

The annual competition, now in its 10th year, is open to any company or organization producing and publishing marine industry marketing work between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2017.

Last year’s competition drew 99 entries in 16 categories, covering all areas of marketing, from national magazine ads and newsletters to video, product literature and diversity initiatives. The entries are scored by a panel of judges according to established criteria.

“Every year the competition gets better. We continue to see a high level of creativity and quality in the entries submitted, and we hope that marine marketers will take advantage of the 2017 Neptune Awards to showcase their best work,” said Sally Helme, MMA vice president and awards committee co-chair.

This year, MMA is expanding the number of judging categories to 20 to reflect the broad diversity of marketing options in today’s boating industry, said President Wanda Kenton Smith.

New categories for 2017 are B2B Marketing, Public Relations Campaign, Sales Promotion and Integrated Marketing Campaign. There will also be a best-in-show “King Neptune” Award.

The deadline for submissions is Jan. 8, 2018. Complete program details, including entry guidelines and the official entry form, are at

For more information about the 2017 Neptune Awards program, please contact Sally Helme, +1 (401) 845-4405 or

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