Nov 6, 2018

MFA Conference LogoGet the recognition you deserve, now is the time to submit your best fabrication projects for a chance to win a Fabrication Excellence Award. Participation is simple, so submit your projects today!
 
The deadline to submit projects is November 19, 2018, so get your applications in now!

Fabrication Excellence Award winners will receive:
• A featured spot in Marine Fabricator Magazine
• Recognition on the MFA website
• Participation in the awards ceremony dinner at the Marine Fabricators Conference

The 8 awards categories include:

Powerboat – Soft Enclosures
-Soft enclosures on the exterior of a powerboat
Powerboat – Rigid Enclosures
-Rigid enclosures on the exterior of a powerboat
Sailboat Dodgers
- Excludes enclosures; dodgers and dodgers with bimini tops & extensions/connectors Sailboat Enclosures
Full enclosures; which can include dodgers, biminis and extensions/connectors
Tops
-Marine tops ONLY, any boat type Marine Interior Upholstery Interior upholstery project, any boat type
Marine Exterior Upholstery Exterior
-upholstery project, any boat type
Travel/Full Cover
-Travel/storage boat covers
Miscellaneous
-Any marine fabric project not covered in other categories

From design excellence to quality workmanship, the MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards showcase projects representing the breath of the industry from tops and covers to interior and exterior upholstery, and you get recognized. Awards announced at the awards dinner at the MFA National Convention.

Please send in your entries by clicking HERE.

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