Nominees must be individuals or teams who have made a real difference in the promotion and protection of our marine habitat, have made a significant contribution to the education and enjoyment of it by others, or be a marine industry professional changing the world. Nominations are open from March through October. By December 31, 2014, an outside team of judges will choose five finalists, using the following judging criteria:
* Accomplishment and impact of the accomplishment
* Inspiration to others relating to cause
* Sustainability of the accomplishments and associated impacts
* Geographic reach of accomplishments
The five YachtWorld Hero finalists and their organizations will be announced January 1, 2015, and they will all be featured at the Miami Boat Show Press Breakfast in February 2015, where the top winner will be announced and presented. The five finalists and their organizations receive recognition on YachtWorld.com, YachtWorldHeroes.com, Boats.com and BoatTrader.com, all related social media sites, and receive an engraved crystal globe award. The #1 YachtWorld Hero Winner also receives an additional exposure for their organization on YachtWorld.com valued at $10,000.
Please complete and submit this nomination form for your Hero; you will receive a confirmation that your nomination has been received. If you have any questions or comments about YachtWorld Heroes please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.