West Marine Press Release
|WEST MARINE’S COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT CONTINUES WITH ITS ANNUAL “GREEN PRODUCT OF THE YEAR” CONTEST - Winning Entry Receives $10,000 Award at Miami International Boat Show|
WATSONVILLE, CA (August 13, 2012)
West Marine, the nation’s largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, is proud to announce that it is accepting applications for its fourth annual Green Product of the Year Award. The contest is accepting entries from the entire U.S., including the District of Columbia, as well as Puerto Rico and Canada (excluding the province of Quebec).
Through the award, West Marine hopes to encourage green product development throughout the marine industry. “As a leading marine retailer, we want to use our position to support and promote sustainable innovation in the marine industry,” said Matt Hyde, CEO, West Marine.
The Green Product of the Year is an important component of West Marine’s BlueFuture® initiative to help create a sustainable future for our planet. The Green Product of the Year will be announced and the award of $10,000 will be presented to the designated Official Winner at the 2013 Miami International Boat Show.
The competition is free and open to individuals, manufacturers, distributors and/or inventors of boating products. The panel of esteemed judges includes:
The judges will select the winner based on the following criteria:
Participants can enter the contest, as well as view the complete rules and entry requirements, by completing an entry form at westmarine.com/green between August 13, 2012 and November 23, 2012.
ABOUT WEST MARINE
West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, has more than 300 company-owned stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada and three franchised stores located in Turkey. Our call center and Internet channels offer Customers over 75,000 products plus the convenience of exchanging catalog and Internet purchases at our Store locations. Our Port Supply division is one of the largest wholesale distributors of marine equipment serving boat manufacturers, marine services, commercial vessel operators and government agencies. For more information on West Marine's products and store locations, or to start shopping, visit westmarine.com or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464).