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May 3, 2011

Monthly Photo Contests on NSSF’s Facebook Page Celebrate 50 Years


In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, the National Shooting Sports Foundation is inviting all gun owners, hunters and target shooters to participate in its Golden Anniversary Photo Contest. Cool monthly prizes, including a $50 gift card and NSSF’s official anniversary history publication, are part of this fun, interactive contest.

Each month beginning in May NSSF will announce a theme connected with its 50-year history and invite people to post photographs related to that theme. To post a photo, look for the Contests tab on NSSF’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nssfcomm. Photos may be posted during the first three weeks of each month, with the last week devoted to voting for the winners. At the end of the month, the ten photos with the most votes will be declared winners, and individuals who posted the photos will receive NSSF’s 50th Anniversary history publication and 50th Anniversary commemorative coin. The top voter-getter each month will receive a $50 gift card from a major outdoor retailer. To post a photo, an individual must first “Like” the NSSF Facebook page, which currently has more than 6,000 fans.

Individuals may post as many photos as they like each month and during the course of the year. People who post photographs can vote for their own photos and may want to encourage others to vote for their photos by using social media tools, whether it’s contacting their friends on Facebook or through postings on Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networking sites.

“We can think of no better way for the National Shooting Sports Foundation to celebrate its golden anniversary than to provide this opportunity for hunters, target shooters and gun owners to tell their stories by sharing their favorite photos. The photos will demonstrate the many ways people enjoy and safely participate in the shooting sports, creating memories worth more than gold. Thanks to social media, each individual’s photo joins others to become a powerful testament to our outdoor heritage,” said Bill Brassard, NSSF’s director of communications.

The contest kicks off with this May theme: “Formed in 1961, NSSF soon began promoting hunter ethics, firearm safety and good sportsmanship. Each spring season millions of hunters conduct themselves responsibly and safely during their hunts. Post a photo of your spring hunt, whether turkey, game birds or small game.”

Other monthly themes, all associated with NSSF’s 50-year history, will focus on target shooting, youth participation, family and friends, hunter orange, wildlife conservation, AR-style modern sporting rifles and handguns.

Look for the Contests tab at www.facebook.com/NSSFcomm, where entry guidelines can be found. During the approximately week-long voting period each month, individuals may vote a maximum of once per day.

NSSF hopes participants post and vote often!