The Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) has launched the Diving Community Champions Awards Program to recognize the good works of DEMA-Member companies and showcase the recreational diving community to the general public. All DEMA-Member companies are eligible to submit a nomination to recognize other DEMA Members, and honorees will be recognized at the Annual Membership Meeting taking place on November 14, 2019 during DEMA Show 2019 in Orlando, FL.
DEMA’s objectives in creating this program include recognizing DEMA Member companies who are giving back to their communities and society through recreational diving and making these community efforts known to the general public. According to Member surveys, representing the diving industry to the public is one of the top five benefits requested by DEMA Members.
According to Tom Ingram, DEMA President and CEO, “There are so many different ways that DEMA Members currently interact with and impact the general public, from helping to pass appropriate legislation to enacting protections for shipwrecks and aquatic life so all can see, that DEMA recognizes the obligation to promote Members who get involved with their communities, whether local, state, national or worldwide. Using social media, DEMA will also reach outside the immediate diving industry to showcase the good that Members of the DEMA family do for everyone.”
Nominations for the Diving Community Champion Awards are open now, until August 30th. Nominations can be submitted by any current DEMA Member company, and nominees must be current A-class DEMA Members. For more information and to submit a nomination, click here.
DEMA, the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association, is an international, non-profit trade association with the mission of bringing businesses together to grow the diving industry worldwide. DEMA owns and produces DEMA Show, an annual trade-only event for businesses in the scuba diving, action watersports, and adventure/dive-travel industries. DEMA Show 2019 will take place November 13-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. For more information on DEMA and affiliated programs visit DEMA.org or contact (858) 616-6408. Stay updated by following “DEMAOrg” on Facebook and Twitter