Excellence in Craft

The Excellence In Craft competition offers members an opportunity to receive special recognition for journalism excellence. Submissions must be outdoor oriented. The EIC competition offers a prize structure of $250, $150 and $100 for first, second and third places, respectively. Associate, apprentice and student members are not eligible for participation.

Sharon Rushton Award

The Sharon Rushton Award was initiated by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) to recognize excellence in writing for and about youth in the outdoors. The award, now sponsored by Daisy/Gamo Outdoor Products, commemorates the dedication Sharon Rushton showed to the outdoors, particularly through her work with the “Hooked On Fishing, Not On Drugs” program.

Conference Site Story

Any print or broadcast story that promotes the conference area and/or state in which a designated previous conference was held is eligible for the Conference Site Story competition. The 2020 contest is for stories resulting from the 2019 conference in Oxford, MS. EIC general rules apply.

Industry Public Relations Program (Corporate Members Only)

Any public relations program designed to inform the public or service a member of the outdoor media, featuring outdoor subjects and produced between the contest dates. Entries may include press kits, brochures, photo catalogs, computer offerings, special events, broadcast programs or publications. Advertising campaigns are not eligible.


Click HERE for general entry rules, category descriptions and entry form links.