ATA IAA Awards submission deadline extended

May 21st, 2024

The deadline for submissions to Advanced Textiles Association’s (ATA) revamped 2024 International Achievement Awards (IAA) competition has been extended through May 30. These awards return for the 77th year of recognizing the best projects across the specialty fabrics industry. The industry is constantly changing, and the 2024 IAA program is changing with it. Some categories […]

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Become an IAA Award judge

May 7th, 2024

Advanced Textiles Association is looking for judges for its 2024 International Achievement Awards program (IAA). Award programs are important for the industry as they add to the historical record by showing not just excellence, but trends and, over time, movements. IAA judges impact this growth by sharing their experience. The benefits of judging include: • […]

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ATA 2024 IAA Awards open for submissions

May 2nd, 2024

Entries are now being accepted for Advanced Textiles Association’s (ATA) revamped 2024 International Achievement Awards (IAA) competition. These awards return for the 77th year of recognizing the best projects across the specialty fabrics industry. The industry is constantly changing, and the 2024 IAA program is changing with it. Some categories have been removed, added or […]

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ABYC announces Outstanding Technician winners

April 30th, 2024

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced the recipients of the 2024 Outstanding Technician Awards. Sponsored by Yamaha, the awards were given to 10 technicians selected from over 130 nominees. This year’s winners are BJ Benson from Viking Marine (WA), Ryan Coffin from Yarmouth Boat Yard (ME), Brian Ehlers from MarineMax Texas MasterCraft […]

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ATA IAA Awards now open for entries

March 19th, 2024

Entries are now being accepted for Advanced Textiles Association’s (ATA) revamped 2024 International Achievement Awards (IAA) competition. These awards return for the 77th year of recognizing the best projects across the specialty fabrics industry. The industry is constantly changing, and the 2024 IAA program is changing with it. Some categories have been removed, added or […]

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Advanced Textiles Association IAA Awards return for 2024

February 26th, 2024

The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) International Achievement Awards (IAA) are returning for 2024. Entries will open for submission in March for the revamped, reimagined awards program. The International Achievement Awards recognize design excellence and technical skill for outstanding and innovative projects in a variety of categories including advanced textiles, awnings and canopies, fabric environments, fabric […]

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2024 Miami Innovation Award winners announced

February 21st, 2024

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) honored 13 recipients and two honorable mentions with the 2024 Miami Innovation Awards. The awards recognize manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products to market. The Mami Innovation Awards judges’ committee was comprised of eight BWI members who perform product testing throughout the […]

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NMMA names 2024 Miami Innovation Awards judges

February 14th, 2024

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced the panel of judges set to evaluate product entries for the 2024 Miami Innovation Awards at the Miami Boat Show being held Feb. 14-18, 2024. The awards recognize manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products for the boating industry to market. The […]

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2024 TRD Wodetzki inductees

January 15th, 2024

Kathy Schaefer, IFM, was one of two Wodetzki inductees. The Bruce W. Wodetzki Award is the tent rental industry’s most prestigious honor. The award is named for the founding member and first Chairman of ATA’s Tent Rental Division (TRD) and recognizes professionals who continue his legacy of impacting the growth, direction and success of the […]

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Deadline for MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards submissions extended until Nov. 14

November 6th, 2023

The deadline to submit projects to the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Fabrication Excellence Awards has been extended to Nov. 14, 2023. From design excellence to quality workmanship, the MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards program showcases projects that represent the breadth of the industry—from tops and covers to interior and exterior upholstery. Categories include: •Hybrid Enclosures: Sailboat […]

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