Miscellanea And A Writing Contest

March 25, 2013

I had big plans to write again about the Sabinal Wild Hog Festival, but when I got ready to go yesterday my video camera batteries were stone dead.  Then, when I got there, I realized I’d forgotten my still camera.  It was still a big time, though, and a sure enough taste of Texas country life… so if  you’re ever down this way on the third weekend of March, you should consider dropping by.  My mom was in town this weekend for a visit, so I took her and her friend over there to check out the festivities.  They got a kick out of it!

So instead of extending a write-up on that, I thought it would be cool to share an opportunity for college students who are interested in becoming outdoors writers.  The contest is sponsored by the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), and it looks like a great way to practice your writing chops, get a little acclaim, and maybe even win nice prize.


Do you love fishing, camping, hunting, the shooting sports or wildlife conservation? Do you want to work in the traditional outdoor sports industry as a writer, public relations representative, website designer, magazine editor, or even TV personality?

If you do, tell POMA about your dream. Enter the Professional Outdoor Media Association’s  (POMA) POMA<25, “My Dream Outdoor Career” writing contest.

“Part of POMA’s mission is to foster the next generation of outdoor industry communications professionals,” said Laurie Lee Dovey, POMA’s executive director. “We have a great deal to offer college students who hope to work in the outdoor industry, and they have a lot to offer our organization. The contest is a great starting point for us to get to know college students interested in our industry and for them to get to know us.”

POMA urges parents, professors, academic counselors, and college students to tell everyone about this awesome opportunity for college students to win an amazing prize and get your foot in the door to an outdoor career.

Submit entries online through POMA’s Facebook page. Don’t delay. The deadline for entries is April 21, 2013.

The winner will be announced on POMA’s website and contacted via email, May 21, 2013.

Prize Details

A box full of great outdoor gear, including but not limited to apparel, hunting gear, fishing tackle, and an outdoor book collection. Valued at $500.

Contest Instructions

  • Open to  college students who would like to work in the traditional outdoor sports industry.
  • Write a 400-word article describing your dream job in the traditional outdoor sports industry (fishing, hunting, shooting sports, camping/RVing, trapping,      wildlife conservation). Want to be a outdoor writer, product engineer, TV personality? Tell us about your dream job.
  • After you complete your submission, POMA will request a picture of your enjoying any of the traditional outdoor sports or wildlife conservation.
  • A minimum of 25 entries must be received for prize to be awarded

Entry and Prize Eligibility

Only persons residing in United States who are 17 – 24 years of age and enrolled in a college/university (two- or four-year program) may enter.

Contest Ends

April 21, 2013 @ 07:00 p.m. (EDT)

The official rules are available online.




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