WICHITA, KANSAS – The Professional Outdoor Media Association’s (POMA) 2019 Pinnacle Award honorees were announced by Kevin Tate, Vice President of Media Productions at Mossy Oak, during POMA’s 14th Annual Business Conference in Wichita, KS. on Wednesday, June 19. 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 Productions, added. “It’s an important way to reward excellence in outdoor journalism and encourage more in the future.”
2019 POMA PINNACLE AWARD WINNERS
Winner – Tim Christie “A Look Best Heeded”, Wyoming Wildlife
Outstanding Achievement – Tim Flanigan, “Sunspot Buck”, Bowhunter Magazine – Whitetails Special
Winner – J. Wayne Fears, “The Scouting Guide to Survival”, Skyhorse Publishing
Outstanding Achievement – Robert Ford, “Beagle Tales 7”, Sunbury Press
Winner – Nick Hoffman, “Nick’s Wild Ride – The Stuff That Can Kill You”, Outdoor Channel
Outstanding Achievement – Allan Smith, “Lead Faucet Tactical”, YouTube, Facebook
Winner – Gabriella Hoffman, “Judicial Review Shouldn’t Trump Wildlife Management”, Sporting Classics Daily
Outstanding Achievement – Nick Hoffman, “Nick’s Wild Ride – Colorado Grind”, Outdoor Channel
Winner – Lindsay Thomas Jr., “Yes, CWD Kills Deer. A Mississippi Hunter Just Watched it Happen”, Quality Whitetails Magazine
Outstanding Achievement – Tim Flanigan, “Learning to See”, The Upland Almanac Magazine
Winner – Brandon Butler, “Missouri Supreme Court Rules All Deer Are Wildlife”, Jefferson City News Tribune
Outstanding Achievement – Phil Phillips, “Another Grizzly Mauls a Hunter as the Recovered Species’ Population Expands”, NRA’s Hunters’ Leadership Forum website
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.
To foster excellence in communications at all levels, help members build their businesses, connect media and industry, promote fair and honest communication of the traditional outdoor sports and conservation stories, and mentor the next generation of traditional outdoor sports communicators.
For more information, contact:
Kevin Orthman, Executive Director
Shelly Moore, Membership Director
About Mossy Oak
Haas Outdoors Inc. headquartered in West Point, Miss., was established in 1986 and is home of Mossy Oak. Mossy Oak specializes in developing and marketing modern camouflage designs for hunters and outdoorsmen. Mossy Oak patterns can be found on a multitude of products worldwide. Haas Outdoors Inc. is the outdoor industry leader in modern camouflage design, international licensing and marketing. Haas Outdoors Inc. markets its services and products under widely recognized brands including: Mossy Oak, BioLogic, Mossy Oak Productions, MOOSE Media, Nativ Nurseries, and Mossy Oak Properties.