The Professional Outdoor Media Association's (POMA) 2018 Pinnacle Awardhonorees were announced by Jake Meyer, Public Relations Manager at Mossy Oak, during POMA's 13th Annual Business Conference in Lincoln, Ne. on Wednesday, June 13. Mossy Oak has been the presenting partner of the Pinnacle Awards since the program's inception.
The Pinnacle Awards honor journalists for remarkable achievement in traditional outdoor sports-focused communications, including writing, photography/illustration/art, and broadcasting as well as content focused on wildlife conservation.
"The outdoor media has always been a key part of what we do," stated Toxey Haas, founder and CEO of Mossy Oak. "We started our company with their help and we've grown it with the same. They're our business partners as well as our friends."
"We're proud to sponsor the Pinnacle Awards to recognize the best of the best every year," Kevin Tate, Mossy Oak's Vice President of Media Relations, added. "It's an important way to reward excellence in outdoor journalism and encourage more in the future."
2018 POMA PINNACLE AWARD WINNERS
Winner - Tim Christie "The Crossing", Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Bugle Magazine
Outstanding Achievement - Tim Christie, "The Charge", Predator Xtreme
Winner - J. Wayne Fears, "The Lodge Book of Dutch Oven Cooking", Skyhorse Publishing
Outstanding Achievement - Roger Eckstine, "Shooter's Bible Guide to Knives 2nd Edition", Skyhorse publishing
Winner - Abigail Casey, "Overcoming Target Panic",Rated Red Facebook and Rated Red YouTube
Outstanding Achievement - Tom Opre, "Trijicon Whitetail", Outdoor Channel, Sportsman's Channel, Pursuit Channel
Winner - Keith Crowley, "Hunters Aid Wisconsin's Bobcat Numbers", NRA Hunters' Leadership Forum
Outstanding Achievement - Karen Mehall Phillips, "Lying about Lions: Fake News Exposed as Hunters Fight Fiction with Facts", NRA Hunters' Leadership Forum Website
Winner - Tom Tatum, "Bittersweet Brown Trout", Pennsylvania Angler & Boater Magazine
Outstanding Achievement - Steve Sorensen, "Pennsylvania Bookends", North American Whitetail
Winner - Steve Sorensen, "The Nun's World Famous Deer Hunt", Legendary Whitetails
Outstanding Achievement - Jodi Stemler, "Clay Shooting Tips for Women", Range365.com
Mossy Oak, one of POMA's Diamond Cornerstone members, joined forces with POMA to promote excellence in communications at all levels and encourage members of the media to set the bar high - knowing the importance to the industry of a professional and dedicated media corps.