2016 Go Blue Awards Luncheon

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Eighth Annual Go Blue Awards Luncheon – October 28, 2016 – PGA National Resort & Spa

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The Eighth Annual Go Blue Awards Luncheon, featuring Paul Nicklen as special guest & keynote speaker, will recognize businesses, non-profits and individuals who have promoted, implemented, or contributed to a “Blue” lifestyle of marine conservation. Awards will be given to those who are leading the way in raising awareness and have made significant contributions to improve and protect our oceans, beaches and wildlife. WPTV News Channel 5 Meteorologist, Glenn Glazer will serve as the introductory host for this year’s event.

This year’s luncheon keynote speaker is Paul Nicklen, a globally acclaimed, Canadian-born photographer and marine biologist, has been documenting both the beauty and the plight of our planet’s polar regions and our world’s oceans for over twenty years. As an assignment photographer for National Geographic Magazine, he has been able to capture the imagination of a global audience. His personal mission is to use his images, which are often highly emotional, evocative, and very beautiful, to ignite a conversation about the future of our planet’s natural wonders and to inspire action.

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The Eleanor Fletcher Award, named for the founder of Loggerhead Marinelife Center, recognizes an individual who has exemplified a lifelong, extraordinary commitment to marine conservation through their work or volunteer activities.


The Blue Ambassador of the Year Award recognizes a person who has made significant contributions in marine conservation through volunteer related activities.

The Blue Friend of the Year Award recognizes a person who has made significant contributions in marine conservation through work-related activities.

The Blue Hatchling Youth Award recognizes students up to and including 12th grade who have made significant contributions in marine conservation through volunteer related activities.

The Blue Business of the Year Award recognizes a business that has made outstanding contributions toward promoting and encouraging conservation, restoration, or preservation of marine life and/or marine ecosystems through their business practices, products or technology.


Please note, there are no refunds or exchanges for purchased tickets. All sales are final.

Go Blue Awards Nominations are open to the public and are judged by an independent panel of judges. The esteemed panel of judges that will select this year’s finalists and winners includes; Gary Adkison – U.S. Shark Foundation, Director; Fabien Cousteau – aquanaut, oceanographic explorer, conservationist and documentary filmmaker; Jim Harvey – Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Co-Chairman; Greg Marshall – National Geographic Society, Inventor & Scientist; Sally Murray – Daughter of LMC Founder, Eleanor Fletcher;  Susan Murray – Oceana Deputy Vice President U.S. Pacific, Granddaughter of LMC Founder, Eleanor Fletcher; Joel Sartore – Photographer, speaker, author, teacher, and a 20-year contributor to National Geographic magazine; and Jim Toomey – Mission Blue Executive Director, Creator of Sherman’s Lagoon Comic Strip.

The Go Blue Awards program was created to recognize individuals and businesses that directly or indirectly support LMC’s mission to promote conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. Previous Go Blue Award recipients include Dr. Guy Harvey, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation;  Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue; Hardy Jones – Executive Director, Bluevoice.org;  Nathaniel Reed, Everglades Foundation; Dr. Edith Widder, Ocean Research & Conservation Association; Florida Power & Light Company; Gary Adkison, U.S. Shark Foundation; International Game Fish Association; and Coral Restoration Foundation.

Please note, there are no refunds or exchanges for purchased tickets. All sales are final.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available >

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View the 2016 Finalists Bios Here >>