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Categories "Personality", "Climate", "Product", "Destination" and "Innovation".

dive award 2023 | Photograph: Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann
» After the successful presentation of the first boot Düsseldorf "dive award", the application phase for the second edition, which will be presented at the fair in January 2024, has started. Interested parties can apply in the following categories:

"Personality": outstanding athletes, underwater filmmakers, nature filmmakers or people from other fields who have rendered outstanding public service to the sport of diving, the diving industry and the oceans are being sought.

"Product": this is about equipment and technology. It doesn't necessarily have to be the biggest, fastest or most expensive piece of equipment that makes a diver's life easier. Maybe the clever trick is in the detail? Or in a new type of material that has never existed before? Or in the fact that a proven product can now be manufactured in a particularly environmentally friendly way using new technologies?

"Destination": Like hardly any other water sport, diving is closely linked to the theme of travel. The "Destination" category is therefore dedicated to tourist aspects. After all, divers explore the wonders of the underwater world all over the world. In this category, you will find destinations and tourist offers that are especially well adapted to divers. Places and regions can apply as well as individual hotels, diving centers or diving safaris.

"Climate”: In the “Climate” section, everything revolves around projects and initiatives that are advancing in a special way toward climate protection and climate neutrality. For example, scientists, lobbyists and environmental organizations can be nominated - in short, anyone whose work or project is dedicated to the health of our oceans and the life in them. Because climate change is the greatest threat to oceans and waters.

"Innovation": “Innovation” says a lot about the future viability of an industry. In this category, we celebrate people, companies, and initiatives that make a special contribution to the sustainability of the diving industry, its foundations and resources. Where are the concepts and projects that make the diving industry fit for the future? Where are the ideas that are shaping the world of tomorrow with a fresh wind and forward-looking energy?

The topics all have great feedback in the diving community and those interested can apply directly at the link Applications should reach Messe Düsseldorf by 31 July at the latest.

The prize is awarded annually by boot Düsseldorf together with the diving media VDSTsporttaucher, TAUCHEN, divemaster, and WETNOTES. The jury, consisting of the editors-in-chief, selects three nominees per category from all the projects submitted, who are then put to the vote in the public voting of the international diving community. With one decision each from the jury and from the public vote, the winners of the five categories will be determined and announced on the "Diving Friday" of boot, 26 January 2024. Each winner will receive € 3,000 in prize money as well as a ceremonial presentation in front of a large live audience at the Dive Center in Hall 12 in Düsseldorf.

One criterion for a successful application for the "dive award" is the effectiveness of the topic in the public eye. In addition, many people should work on the project and drive it forward. And the applicants should, if possible, motivate other actors to participate and be well networked.

About boot Düsseldorf

boot Düsseldorf has been the home port and motor of international water sports since 1969. From 20 to 28 January 2024, it offers boating in all its facets and has the top brands on board. Both sailors and motor boaters will find a comprehensive range of products here, from entry-level boats and dinghies to luxury yachts. Diving, surfing, and paddling are also in the spotlight at boot. With the innovative and technically sophisticated products of the exhibitors, boot is the international innovation platform for its sector and every year in January the starting signal for the new water sports season. The comprehensive tourist offer for holidays and sports on, at and in the water of the "Destination Seaside" attracts all people who want to spend their leisure time by the sea, rivers and lakes. The international sustainability forum "blue innovation dock", attractive stage program with interesting interview partners from the industry, the latest trend sport offers and a top-class mix of workshops and meetings for both leisure sports enthusiasts and experts make the fair unique worldwide. This makes boot Düsseldorf once again the first address for both the water sports enthusiast family and international experts in 2024. «

Source: Messe Düsseldorf GmbH press release dated 25 May 2023

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