Dear NMEA Manufacturer Member,
It is that time of year again to nominate your flagship products for the NMEA Product of Excellence Awards. The NMEA Product of Excellence Awards will be presented at the NMEA Conference awards banquet on Thursday October 6, 2022, at the NMEA Conference, being held at the Sheraton Anaheim Park Hotel in Anaheim, CA.
Please read carefully the below 2022 awards eligibility requirements.
- All products must have been shipping in the USA to dealers and distributors as of July 1st 2022. There is no longer a historical shipping date restriction (Example: 10 year old product is eligible for an award)
- NMEA has brought back the marine specialty category. If less than 2 products are nominated in any other awards category, those products will also go into the marine specialty product category, instead of not having a place in the awards program.
- NMEA Manufacturer members may submit one product nomination for each category. (i.e. an MFD product family may be nominated in only one category)
- Any product using NMEA 2000 as a data interface must be NMEA 2000 Certified at time of submission. There are no exceptions. Additionally, complex products such as autopilots, must have all system components NMEA 2000 certified at time of submission.
- A nominated product using NMEA 0183 as the data interface must utilize RS-422 and NOT RS-232.
- Manufacturers do not need to log in to the site in order to nominate your products.
- Once you have nominated your products in the categories you choose, scroll to the bottom and click the blue "Submit" button.
- NEW- All NMEA Manufacturers are automatically nominated for the Manufacturer of the Year Awards, in either the Level 3 (Large manufacturer category) or Level 1 & 2 (Small & Mid size manufacturer category).
- The NMEA Product Awards Committee will verify eligibility of the products nominated in ALL categories. If the committee has questions, they will contact the specific person listed on the on-line nomination form.
- NEW- There is a 100 character maximum for each submission. All we need is the product name and model.
ALL PRODUCTS MUST BE ENTERED BY MIDNIGHT FRIDAY AUGUST 12, 2022.
All voting tallies are done by the automated on-line voting program and not by a human. NMEA will send voting results to any manufacturer upon request.
If any manufacturer has specific questions on nominating their product, please call or email the NMEA office at 410-975-9425, or email email@example.com
Thank You for supporting the 2022 NMEA Awards Program.
Your NMEA Awards Committee