Staff Report

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Students currently enrolled in a college art program have a chance to win money for one of their designs. Organizers of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) have announced a call for entries to all full time South Florida art students to submit their original design for the cover art of the official 2016 FLIBS program and a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship.

The contest began on Aug. 1 and ends on Sept. 1. The winner will be contacted by Sept. 12. Entrants must submit their design electronically, along with their name and contact information by Sept. 1 to Official contest rules, specifications and brand guidelines can be found at

“By crowd sourcing the show program cover art, we’re tapping into boundless creativity and inviting new visions of what the world’s largest in-water boat show means to South Florida,” said Brett Keating, vice president of consumer marketing for Show Management, the company that manages and produces the boat show. “We also reached out to the community for the design of a new show entrance feature, which we are excited to unveil at this year’s show.”

The 57th annual Fort Lauderdale Interna- tional Boat Show is set to take place Nov. 3-7 at the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel and Yachting Center, the Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Sails Marina, Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Marina and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

The world’s largest in-water boat show, FLIBS covers seven locations with nearly 1,500 boats displayed across more than three million square feet of exhibit space. The show draws approximately 1,000 exhibitors from more than 30 countries that display an amazing array of boats, marine products and accessories, from astonishing super-yachts, fishing boats, runabouts and boats for every budget, to fishing gear, marine art, jewelry and more, all valued at more than $4 billion. FLIBS is owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and managed and produced by Show Management.