Eighth Annual Go Blue Awards at the PGA National Resort and Spa will be held on October 28th from 11 am – 1:30 pm. This is a premiere ocean conservation event that 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. 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 a student, 12th grade or younger, who has 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.