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June 15, 2016

2017 SHOT Business Awards Nominations Contest Opens

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June 15, 2016

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Bill Brassard

2017 SHOT Business Awards
Nominations Contest Opens

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that it has opened its annual nominations contest for the 2017 SHOT Business Awards. The contest was created in 2015 to better engage its members and improve feedback about those industry colleagues who most actively support the NSSF’s projects and mission.

Each year at SHOT Show®, NSSF’s trade publication, SHOT Business, recognizes those in the firearms industry who work the most diligently to promote NSSF’s programs and support the association’s mission of promoting, protecting and preserving hunting and the shooting sports. Presented to those winners across manufacturer, distributor, retail and range categories and including the much-anticipated Person of the Year choice, the annual SHOT Business Awards, presented at the SHOT Business luncheon on the second day of the show, are some of the most well regarded in the industry.

“We were very pleased with the response we received to last year’s inaugural nominations contest,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “No one knows better who’s doing the heavy lifting of advancing our heritage and protecting our industry than our own members, so it seems only right that our members nominate those who are setting the examples for everyone else to follow. We’re very much looking forward to seeing this year’s choices for these prestigious awards.”

“Last year’s contest, the first of its kind in which NSSF encouraged its membership to choose the awards’ nominees, was a resounding success,” said Slaton White, Bonnier’s SHOT Business and SHOT Daily Editor. “We’re very much looking forward to this year’s presentations.”

To thank members for participating in these nominations, NSSF will award one lucky voter a complimentary first-class hotel stay on the Las Vegas Strip during the dates of the 2017 SHOT Show, January 17-20 (approximate retail value $600.00). Drawing open only to employees of NSSF member companies in good standing on date of entry who are 18 years of age or older. (NSSF individual supporters, non-NSSF members, and officers and directors of NSSF, their family members and persons living in their same households are not eligible to enter or win.)

This special contest opens today, June 15 and runs through September 15, 2016 to allow enough time for every NSSF member to tell us their stories of colleagues doing great work to promote NSSF’s mission during 2016. The winner of the first-class hotel stay will be randomly selected from all eligible entries after September 15, 2016. See complete drawing rules here.

Don’t let this chance for your voice to be heard pass you by. Cast your vote here — and we’ll see all of you in Vegas next January!


About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 13,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit

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