The IBWSS Media Campaign Contest is hosted by the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC), National Water Safety Congress (NWSC), and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) to showcase the outreach efforts of organizations, agencies, and groups in the realm of boating and water safety. It recognizes the creative ways boating and water safety advocates are communicating with the public about safety on and in the water. Winners will be recognized during the 2018 International Boating and Water Safety Summit, and will receive a certificate recognizing their great work. The First Place Winner will receive a discount certificate towards their 2019 IBWSS registration.

The deadline has passed for the #IBWSS18 Media Campaign Contest.

Browse the 2017 winning entries below to get inspired for your next boating and water safety outreach effort.

Criteria: Entries will be judged on (1) Uniqueness and Innovation, (2) Clarity of Message, (3) Boating and Water Safety Message, (4) Adaptability, and (5) Measurement of Success. The online entry form requires a summary of the project, target audience and goals, key messages, execution and evaluation. A digital file of the project must be uploaded with the online entry, and a hard copy may be mailed if preferred. NOTE: If sending hard copies, please include six (6) copies of each entry (must be received by February 1, 2018). Instructions for mailing hard copies will be provided after the online nomination form is completed.

Categories: (A) Giveaways/Handouts, (B) Booklets/Brochures, (C) Posters/Signs, (D) Special Category: Education, (E) Electronic Education, (F) Audio PSAs, (G) Video PSAs.

2017 Media Contest Winners

Audio PSA


Electronic Education



Special Category – Education

Video PSA

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