Conservation & Wildlife the Theme of This Month’s NSSF Facebook Photo Contest

Conservation & Wildlife the Theme of This Month’s NSSF Facebook Photo Contest
10 Winners, Top Prize $50

October Photo Contest Winner
October's grand prize winner, Ryan Ferry of Utah, snapped this winning photo, titled "Trail BLAZE'n."
National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn –-( November’s theme in the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Facebook Photo Contest is “Post a photo with a conservation or favorite game-animal theme, accompanied by a brief description.” (Both harvested and free-ranging game animal images are welcome).

To post a photo, look for the Contests tab on NSSF’s Facebook page at

NSSF launched the contest in celebration of its 50th Anniversary this year. The conservation theme pays tribute to the longstanding effort by NSSF of promoting the important role hunters play in supporting conservation. Hunters–the “original conservationists”–have since 1937 contributed nearly $7 billion to the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Fund (Pittman-Robertson) through excise taxes paid on firearms and ammunition purchases. These funds are used for the conservation of wildlife and wild lands.

The top prize each month is a $50 gift card to Cabela’s, plus a copy of NSSF’s official anniversary history publication and commemorative coin. Nine other prize winners will receive the history publication and coin. The contest runs through the end of the year, with a new theme introduced each month.

Entrants may post photos during the first three weeks of each month, with the last week devoted to voting for the winners. To post a photo, an individual must first “Like” the NSSF Facebook page, which has more than 9,000 fans.

Individuals may post as many photos as they like each month and during the course of the contest. 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.

The top prize winner in October’s contest, which featured a “hunter orange” theme, was Ryan Ferry of Utah for his photo Trail BLAZE’n.

Click on the Contests tab at to read the full contest rules, which include eligibility and how to enter and vote.

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 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to

NSSF is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2011. Learn about the Foundation’s history at