‘Black Belt Bounty’ racks up awards at regional outdoor media conferences

‘Black Belt Bounty’ racks up awards at regional outdoor media conferences
Black Belt County celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Alabama Black Belt Adventure Association. (ALBBAA)

“Black Belt Bounty,” Alabama Black Belt Adventure Association’s coffee table book that celebrates the area’s rich hunting and fishing heritage, was recently presented with top awards at two regional outdoor media conferences.

The commemorative, deluxe hardcover book was awarded first place in the Industry Public Relations category from the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association’s (SEOPA) annual awards. It was awarded third place in the Outdoor Book category by SEOPA. Additionally, the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) presented “Black Belt Bounty” with the featured award for the Best of Industry Public Relations during their annual awards presentations.

“These recent awards are a testament to the various contributors that helped make this Alabama Black Belt Adventure Association’s (ALBBAA) 10th anniversary publication a treasure for any conservationist or avid outdoors enthusiast,” said ALBBAA Director Pam Swanner. “We are incredibly grateful for the talents of those who truly captured the essence of the Black Belt within these pages.”

“Black Belt Bounty” is filled with images and artwork by nationally recognized wildlife photographers and artists, and stories and text by award-winning writers. Also featured are wild game recipes created by celebrity chefs. Most of the contributors are from Alabama, with many from the Black Belt.

“The history, traditions, food, abundant natural resources and, of course, people continue to make this region a destination that we are proud to call home and support,” Swanner said. “We are honored by these awards and offer sincere appreciation to SEOPA and AGLOW for recognizing this work.”

“This recognition by regional outdoor media organizations from around the country and the contribution of all that made ‘Black Belt Bounty’ a resounding success allows us to further our mission of promoting this special region of the Black Belt as a world-class outdoor recreation area,” said ALBBAA Board President Thomas Harris.

“Black Belt Bounty” was sponsored, in part, by Alabama Power, Thomas and Cindy Harris, Alabama Farmer’s Cooperative, Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation, Alabama Wildlife Federation, PowerSouth, University of Alabama Center for Economic Development, University of West Alabama, Sumter County Nature Trust, Alabama Farmer’s Federation and John Hall & Co.

To purchase a copy of “Black Belt Bounty,” visit: https://alabamablackbeltadventures.org/blackbeltbountybook/.

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