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Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

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  1. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Well, I may as well complete my BWI Awards bragging. Every year there’s a Grand Prize for the best of all the previous year’s winning entries and while it was deservedly won by the great Soundings reporter Jim Flannery, Panbo got an honorable mention. I was especially pleased about this as the Grand is judged by an entirely separate group of non-marine journalists (see bottom here: http://goo.gl/nw8LS ).
    My 2nd place Award in Technical Writing for a Cruising World piece on entertainment systems ( http://goo.gl/0OTjK ) also had a sweet note. While last year I just beat our Panbot friend Gram Schweikert (in the Electronics Category, http://goo.gl/WFB55 ), this year he beat me with his CW article comparing offshore comms systems (unfortunately not online). It was fun to let him know while he’s cruising on the other side of the planet ( http://goo.gl/7JpnL ). Make way for the young!

  2. Dan Corcoran (b393capt) says:

    Not sure which part of this entry I am more excited about.
    1. Ben receiving a BWI award (Congratulations Ben!)
    2. That new Panbo hat for quality contributors and guest bloggers.

  3. Rick R says:

    Congrats to Ben and Bill. I can’t think of a more deserving pair.

  4. edumaritime says:

    This is grand!
    Congratulations and keep it up
    George Marikas

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  6. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    No worries, Dan, one of these hats has your name on it. But, please, no one should get overly excited just yet. My initial order was only 15 hats because I wasn’t sure about thread colors, and I already gave most of those away to Panbo friends and advertisers in Miami. On the other hand, large prize winnings equals much larger second hat order!

  7. steverow says:

    Good stuff Ben, and well done. When are we going to see you at Southampton?

  8. ed says:

    Coming in low in the online category is easy to swallow when I see the top of the line!
    Congrats Ben.

  9. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Cool: all the BWI Award winning articles are now online in PDF form:
    This is a bonus of going with digital submissions this year.

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