Registrations are open for the ISS Design Awards, allowing participation from all custom yachts, the first hull of a series, or refit projects that were launched and delivered between January and December 31, 2023.

Q: Is there a fee required to participate?
A: No, there is no registration fee required to participate in the awards.

Q: Will the vessel information and photos be visible to the public?
A: No. The vessel administrator will need to complete an online portfolio, which will be uploaded to a private section on the ISS website that is exclusively dedicated to voting and judging. This private section ensures that the vessel information and photos are not visible to the public at any time. If the vessel is a winner, then a 30 second video or photos will be needed for the awards presentation at the Gala.

Q: What if the vessel becomes a winner?
A: If the vessel is selected as a finalist or a winner, only the photos that were approved will be made visible to the public.

Q: Do you need to be an ISS member to nominate a vessel?
A: No.

Q: When is the deadline?
A: The deadline to upload a vessel is May 15.

Q: Who can participate?
A: Builders and/or designers should dedicate one person as the vessel administrator and create an account or login here.

Q: What vessels are eligible?
A: All custom yachts, first hull of a series or refit projects launched and delivered between January and December 31, 2023, are eligible. To learn more info on the tonnage categories, click here.

Q: How many vessels can a builder or designer submit for consideration?
A: Builders or designers can submit multiple vessels for consideration. There is no limit to the number of vessels that can be registered.

Q: What is required to register a vessel?
A: The portfolio should include a description of the vessel’s distinctive features and the reasons why it is exceptional compared to other yachts in terms of design, practicality, performance, and craftsmanship. Additionally, any new advancements in yacht design, such as environmental innovations or noteworthy inventions, should be highlighted. The portfolio must include an image gallery of the vessel that showcases specific areas, such as the exterior, interior, and technologically advanced special features.

Q: How are the vessels judged?
A: The ISS awards are peer-reviewed. A panel of twelve industry professionals will judge the vessels. You can view the current judges here.

Q: Will the finalists be notified prior to the award ceremony?
A: Yes, the finalists will be notified in advance and requested to submit additional materials for the awards ceremony.

Q: When will the awards be presented?
A: The award ceremony will take place at Broward Center for Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, October 30, 2024.

Q: Who needs to be present at the awards?
A: All finalists are advised to have a representative present at the gala to accept the award if they are announced as the winner.

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