Learn more about the 2015 Life Jacket design competition.  Brought to you by the BoatUS Foundation and the personal flotation device manufacturers association (PDFMA).  Submit a design, download a flyer and learn about the rules and regulations of the competition.  Top prize is $10,000 and will be awarded at the 2015 IBEX.

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Life Jacket Design Competition Winners

The Foundation has partnered with the Personal Flotation Manufacturers Association (PFDMA) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) to bring you the Innovations in Life Jacket Design Competition which sought alternatives to the traditional life jacket. We received over 250 submissions from around the world and the following designs were chosen as the winners.

life jacket design competition 2015 winner number 1

Michael Garman

life jacket design competition 2015 winner number 2

Jimi Beach - Lifeshirt

life jacket design competition 2015 winner number 3

Jessie Kate Brown

comfort flex life vest

11 Finalists:

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Hampton Freeman

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Jim Best

Richard Gash thumbnail winner

Richard Gash

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Pat Hughes

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Kinga Krezel

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Shannon Macdowell

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Adam Malcom

Timothy Morrison thumbnail winner

Timothy Morrison

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Arvid Roach

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Anne Sanger

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Doug Schultz