Contest Guidelines

2019 Award in Craft Rules

Please read through the 2019 rules as some changes have been made in several categories. These changes have been recommended by our judging coordinators and the AIC Committee, and should make the entry process easier for submissions as well as offering some new award opportunities. We also have some new judge coordinators this year, so be sure to completely read through the 2019 rules before submitting your work.

Good luck!

The complete AIC Contest Rules, Entry Forms and Instructions are available here:

2019 AIC Official Rules

2019 AGLOW Awards in Craft Competition Entry Form

NWF/AGLOW Asian Carp Outdoor Media Award

$1,000 total, divided as:

  • $500 1st Place
  • $300 2nd Place
  • $200 3rd Place

Contest Rules

  • Topic must be about Asian carp
  • Any category recognized by AGLOW (All categories are judged against each other, no separate category awards)
  • Published between June 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019
  • September 1, 2019 Submission deadline
  • Open to anyone except NWF staff
  • Submissions must be by email:
    • Email PDF, photo, or link to published media
    • To Drew YoungeDyke, National Wildlife Federation, at
    • SUBJECT: NWF/AGLOW Asian Carp Outdoor Media Award Submission

Judging & Presentation

  • Judged by NWF staff
  • Presented during 2019 AGLOW Awards in Craft

For more information, contact: Drew YoungeDyke Senior Communications Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation,

HSS Continues to Challenge SEOPA & AGLOW Media Members to Help Eradicate Treestand Hunting Accidents

DANVILLE, Ala. (April 30, 2019) – For the second year, Hunter Safety System, the industry leader in treestand safety, is asking active members of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA) and the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) to raise awareness about the importance of proper treestand safety through their professional media outlets. HSS will once again award the top-three published or aired treestand-safety stories.

Each year, thousands of hunters are injured in treestand accidents. In fact, according to the Treestand Safety Awareness Foundation (TSSA), there are about 4,000 emergency room visits per year due to treestand falls. While the number of fatalities from treestand accidents continues to decline, the ultimate goal of Hunter Safety System and other members of TSSA is zero.

This contest is open to any published articles in 2019 and will run through Dec. 31, 2019. Prizes will be $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $100 for third place. All published/aired treestand safety stories need to be submitted to Karen Lutto at by midnight Jan. 31, 2020. Winners will be notified by email in February 2020.

“There is no better way to educate people about treestand safety than to partner with our media members,” said Jay Everett, marketing manager. “Last year we had the lowest number of actual media reported fatalities and the lowest three-year average of accidents resulting in an injury in recorded history.

“We need to keep this trend going. With the help of local, state and national media educating hunters about treestand safety and the proper use of the right equipment, the number of accidents and fatalities will continue to decline and ultimately reach our goal of zero.”

Any active SEOPA and/or AGLOW media member is welcome to submit their recently published/aired pieces of work. Mention of specific product brands is not required and will have no impact on judging. Judges will not be directly affiliated with HSS, AGLOW or SEOPA. For additional information or questions, please feel free to contact Karen Lutto at 830-755-4308 or email

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Danville, Ala., Hunter Safety System is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative deer hunting gear and hunting equipment for the serious hunter. The company has exclusive rights for use of ElimiShield in the hunting industry.

For additional information, write to: The Hunter Safety System, 8237 Danville Road, Danville, AL 35619; call toll-free 877-296-3528; or visit

2019 Outdoor Media Writing Contest – Chautauqua County, NY

Wade Robertson with Chautauqua Lake walleye caught during 2018 Fall Fish Camp.

$875 in CASH PRIZES, Hotel Weekend, Free Charter Fish Trip
Visit Us, On Us! Apply for FREE FISH CAMP Reservation

Publish Period
Jan. 1, 2019 – Dec. 31, 2019

Submission Deadline
February 1, 2020

Outdoor Adventure

Entry Fee
Free. Send your published copy to Chautauqua County Vacation Bureau (see email address below).

Open to registered media members of NYSOWA, POWA, AGLOW and OWO (Ohio).

Join Us at FISH CAMP 2019!
Free Invitation offer to apply for a free Fish Camp Experience in Chautauqua County. Please consider a visit. Our fishing camp trips target walleye, giant musky, smallmouth and largemouth bass, lake trout and steelhead in Chautauqua County waters, including Lake Erie and trib’s, depending on time of year. Your only requirement is to get yourself to the Chautauqua Fish Camp location we will provide to you. We’ve got you covered!

1st Prize: $500 Cash + free weekend hotel + free charter fishing trip ($1,200 total value)
2nd Prize: $250 Cash + certificate
3rd Prize: $125 Cash + certificate

This contest is a professional writing competition, so please tempt us with your best published creative outdoor story. Deliver a sense of urgency for your readers or viewers to join the fun for any of many Chautauqua County outdoor adventures with your compelling message. Your story can be about fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, kayaking, boating or anything outdoors, including our grape country – wine tasting, hops farming (microbreweries), etc. Please email submissions as a PDF or web link, if possible. No limit on number of submissions. Our 2019 Contest Winners will be announced at your respective Annual Conference.

2019 FREE Fish Camp Invitation Dates…APPLY for reservation ASAP:
Jun. 3, 4, 5, 6 (Mon. – Thur.) – Chautauqua Walleye & Trophy Lake Erie Smallmouth
Aug. 5, 6, 7, 8 (Mon. – Thur.) – Lake Erie Walleye & Summer Smallmouth
Oct. 7, 8, 9, 10 (Mon. – Thur.) – Chautauqua Lake Musky, Lake Erie Bass, Tributary Steelhead, Archery Big Game Deer & Bear Season

To request a reservation, contact Dave Barus at or call 716-597-4081 directly.

Email contest entries to Andrew Nixon.
Andrew Nixon
Phone: 716-450-4569

US Mail address:
Chautauqua County Vacations Bureau
PO Box 1441, Main Gate
Chautauqua, NY, 14722

For more info on Chautauqua:

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