DANVILLE, Ala. (Sept. 20, 2018) — Hunter Safety System, the leader in treestand safety equipment, awarded the winners of the 2018 Treestand Safety Writing Contest at the annual Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) conference on Sept. 11, in Bismarck, ND. The contest, which was open to submissions published or aired between June 2017 and Sept. 1, was designed to increase awareness of treestand safety.
Ken Perotte was the first-place winner and recipient of a check for $500 for his article “Treestand: Favored Tool Is Also Among the Most Dangerous.” Jason Houser’s article “Learning the Hard Way” took second place and earned him $250. Third place and $100 prize money went to Larry Whitely for his piece titled “This Could Be Your Last Deer Season.” The checks were presented by Karen Lutto, HSS public relations representative, at the Tuesday night AGLOW awards dinner.
The HSS Treestand Safety Writing Contest was open to all active AGLOW media members. Submissions were for articles and broadcast shows that were published or aired during the contest timeframe. Mention of specific product brands was neither encouraged or discouraged and had no impact on judging.
“We are very excited about the response that we had with this contest,” said Jay Everett, HSS marketing manager. “Each year, there are thousands of hunters that are injured in treestand accidents—all of which can be avoided. We hope that these articles will help educate the readers and listeners and reduce the numbers of accidents.”
Hunter Safety System also announced today that it will once again sponsor this contest for AGLOW media members. The contest will begin Oct. 1 and run through Sept. 1, 2019. All submissions should be sent to Karen Lutto at email@example.com by midnight on Aug. 31, 2019.
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 www.hssvest.com.
Photo Caption: Hunter Safety System rep Karen Lutto (far right) presents awards to (right to left) Ken Perrott, Jason Houser and Larry Whitely for their first-, second- and third-place award-winning articles on treestand safety at the AGLOW awards ceremony, Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Bismarck, N.D. (HSS PHOTO)
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