The Professional Outdoor Media Association presented on Friday evening this year’s 2009 Pinnacle Award for magazine category to Richard G. Bernier for his articled titled, “Do I Have What It Takes? – A Boy, A Buck and A Step Toward Manhood.”
As this year’s Honoree, Bernier received POMA’S handsome slate award and a check for
Tack Robinson of Mossy Oak made the presentations during the NRA sponsored dinner.
“Mossy Oak is deeply committed to POMA and the Pinnacle Awards,” Robinson explained
during the awards presentation. “Traditional outdoor sports writers, illustrators
and broadcasters are the lifeblood of the outdoor industry. Through their voices,
they engage their audiences, excite and encourage them, and teach them how to hunt,
fish, shoot, trap and simply get outdoors.
“Mossy Oak is proud to be the title partner in a program that honors those who excel
at their craft and who also believe in and defend the outdoor lifestyle that means
so much to all of us.”
The POMA Pinnacle Awards honor journalists annually for exceptional journalistic achievement
in traditional outdoor sports-focused writing, photography/illustration and broadcasting.
During the conference, Mossy Oak also committed to working with POMA as the title
partner of the POMA Pinnacle Awards for many years to come. Together, Mossy Oak and
POMA plan to grow the awards and their outreach – to augment the award’s reputation
as the most prestigious honor an outdoor industry journalist can receive.
Bernier, D&DH’s Northeast Field Editor, wrote the article for Whitetail News,
a full-color magazine produced by The Whitetail Institute of North America. For more
information, visit www.whitetailinstitute.com