Do you love fishing, camping, hunting, the shooting sports or wildlife conservation? Do you want to work in the traditional outdoor sports industry as a writer, public relations representative, website designer, magazine editor, or even TV personality? If you do, tell us about your dream. Enter the Professional Outdoor Media Association’s (POMA) “POMA<25, My Dream Outdoor Career” writing contest.

“Part of POMA’s mission is to foster the next generation of outdoor industry communications professionals,” said Laurie Lee Dovey, POMA’s executive director. “We have a great deal to offer college students who hope to work in the outdoor industry, and they have a lot to offer our organization. The contest is a terrific starting point for us to get to know college students interested in our industry and for them to get to know us.”

POMA urges parents, professors, academic counselors, and college students to tell everyone about this awesome opportunity to win an amazing prize package and get a foot in the door to an outdoor industry career.

Submit entries online through POMA’s Facebook page. Visit to enter. Don’t delay. The deadline for entries is April 21, 2013. The winner will be announced on POMA’s website,, May 21, 2013.

Prize Details

A box full of great outdoor gear, including but not limited to apparel, hunting gear, fishing tackle, and an outdoor book collection. Valued at $500.

Contest Instructions

  • Open to college students who would like to work in the traditional outdoor sports industry.
  • Write a 400-word article describing your dream job in the traditional outdoor sports industry (fishing, hunting, camping/RVing, trapping, shooting sports, wildlife conservation).
  • After you complete your submission, POMA will request a digital image of you enjoying any of the traditional outdoor sports or wildlife conservation activities.
  • A minimum of 25 entries must be received for prize to be awarded.

Prize Eligibility: Only persons residing in United States who are 17 – 24 years of age may enter.

Entry Deadline: April 21, 2013 @ 07:00 pm (EDT)

The official rules are available online at

POMA Mission: 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.

Image courtesy POMA

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