Domestic manufacturers can apply online here. Applications must be completed by October 31, 2016.
Founded by Kokatat, the program is targeted to the outdoor industry and is open to all companies with a solid commitment to American manufacturing and sourcing that have a compelling story to tell.
The company with the best “made in America” story receives one-year ownership of the ‘Sassy’ travelling trophy — a hand carved, redwood Sasquatch from Humboldt County, CA. Category winners receive miniature versions of the award and finalists and all entrants receive a certificate of participation.
Past keepers of ‘Sassy’ include Liberty Bottleworks of Yakima, WA, Benchmade Knives of Portland, OR, Sterling Rope of Biddeford, ME, and current warden of the trophy Hyperlite Mountain Gear also of Biddeford, ME.
Award finalists will be announced on Friday, November 25, 2016, and winners will be announced during an official “Sassy” presentation on January 11, 2017, day two of the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City, UT.
For additional information on the American Made Outdoor Gear Award email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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