NSBC Programs Recognized by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts with Four Communicator Awards

The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC), a national catalyst for recreational boating safety, has been recognized by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts during the 29th Annual Communicator Awards for their work on Boat On Course and the Safe Boating Campaign.

The Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program recognizing the best in marketing and communications. Entries are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) – an invitation-only member-based organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current membership represents a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms, including: GE Digital, Warner Records, Spotify, PureMatter, Accenture Song, Fast Company, Superfly, and many others.

“The submissions for the 29th season of The Communicator Awards’ were some of the most diverse and powerful yet”, said AIVA managing director Lauren Angeloni. “I am truly blown away by the quality of the work. I want to congratulate all of the honorees for their well-deserved wins. I also would like to extend deep and sincere thanks to our jurors, who gave so much time and care in the face of this massive undertaking.”

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Boat On Course

Boat On Course, FREE educational boating safety videos from the NSBC in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, teach the basic navigation rules of boating. Boaters may watch at their own pace and test their knowledge at the end of each video with a short quiz. This campaign has reached millions of boaters around the nation with important safety reminders, such as responsible operation, overtaking, crossing, sound signals, navigation lights, courtesy on the water, and more. Boat On Course received an award of excellence in the nonprofit campaign category during the 29th Annual Communicator Awards.

Safe Boating Campaign

The NSBC’s Safe Boating Campaign is an international effort that educates the boating community about the importance of responsible boating, with the key message to always wear a life jacket while boating. It is funded under a grant from the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.  The Safe Boating Campaign secured three Communicator Awards recognizing the NSBC’s strategic approach of sharing the fun boating lifestyle while highlighting the safety gear needed for a safe day on the water. Watch and share the award-winning video PSAs.

Award of Excellence for Nonprofit AND Award of Distinction for Videography and Cinematography

Award of Distinction for Social