VOTE for the 2021 NMEA Product Awards!
Dear NMEA Member,

It is that time of year to vote for the NMEA 2021 Product of Excellence Awards.
Voting is now open until midnight on Wednesday September 22. Awards will be presented on Thursday evening September 23rd, 7PM EDT, at the conclusion of the NMEA annual Awards Dinner. All NMEA members are invited to attend.

Vote now at the link below!

Thanks for your support.

Best Regards,

Your NMEA Awards Committee
The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) will be awarding over 20 manufacturer product awards at the upcoming NMEA Conference and Expo, at the Doubletree Universal Hotel in Orlando Florida. Here are the details on the 2021 awards program that NMEA invites all manufacturers to participate in.

Product of Excellence Awards
NMEA members will be able to vote on the following 18 categories; Marine VHF, Satellite TV Antenna, Radar, Fish finder, Satellite Communications Antenna, Marine Camera, Multi-Function Display, AIS, Multimedia Entertainment, Autopilot, NMEA 2000 Sensor, Remote Monitoring, Marine PC Software, WiFi/Cellular Device, Marine Apps-Utility, Safety Device, Martine Specialty Product, and Commercial Product.
Manufacturer of the Year Award
NMEA members will be able to vote on a particular manufacturer who has demonstrated superior support of their products to all who install and service them in the field.  All NMEA manufacturer member companies are automatically entered into this category.

Best New Product Award

"In an effort to encourage manufacturers to unveil new products for the first time to the world and trade at the NMEA Conference and Expo, NMEA will be awarding a ‘Best New Product Award,’ ” said Mark Reedenauer, NMEA President and Executive Director.  "The NMEA membership wants to come to the conference to see new products before the larger fall boat shows begin. The smaller venue and technical crowd that NMEA attracts gives attendees and manufacturers more one-on-one time for demonstrations, without the hassle and crowd of end users at consumer boat shows. Additionally, dealers and installers will get a leg up on new product features before the fall shows begin,” Reedenauer added.

The only criteria for eligibility for the "Best New Product Award” is that the product is introduced for the first time at the NMEA Conference. Due to the sensitivity of product launches, all manufacturers need to do is notify NMEA that they will be entering a product into this category. The model name and specifications can be introduced when the expo opens at 1:30pm on September 21.

NMEA will notify the independent judging panel, who will visit all entrants’ booths during the expo hours. The judging panel consists of four NMEA members, who will select the top products from those nominated by manufacturers for both the "Best New Product Award” and the "NMEA Technology Award.”

NMEA Technology Award
The separate "NMEA Technology Award,” honors one marine electronics product that is rated best in innovation, benefit to boaters, practicality and value.  The independent panel of judges will award both the "Best New Product Award” and the "NMEA Technology Award.”
All of these awards will be presented at the NMEA Conference & Expo Awards Banquet on September 24, beginning at 6pm inside the Orlando Doubletree Universal Hotel.

NMEA member manufacturers must submit nominations for all awards by Friday August 13 through the NMEA website. NMEA will be sending several reminders to all member manufacturers regarding this deadline.  Voting by the membership for the Product of Excellence Awards and Manufacturer of the Year award will begin later in August. For more information, contact Mark Reedenauer at 410-975-9425, or email



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