"Reading an essay only tells you so much about a person," said Tom Opre, contest founder and owner of Tahoe Films, Ltd. "This contest is all about who is the most hardcore huntress, so we wanted to get the women into the field. The head-to-head competitions will give us some real insight as to their skill level and determination."
The contest format is as follows: Deadline for entry is Monday, April 15th. Similar to last year, a panel of celebrity judges will then score the essays and choose the top ten semi-finalists. Then the public will have a chance to vote online from May 1st through June 15th; after which, the top four finalists will be chosen, with the online score accounting for fifty-percent of the score and the judges' scores contributing the remaining fifty-percent.
In July, the four finalists will travel to the 777 Ranch in Hondo, Texas for the skills competition. All of this will be filmed, with Larry Weishuhn and Olivia Nalos Opre hosting the competitors in the field. ExtremeHuntress.com will air the episodes weekly, beginning October 1st. After each episode, viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Extreme Huntress. The Grand Prize winner will be determined through a combination of the judges' scores and online votes.
Similar to years past, the Grand Prize winner will embark on an all-expenses paid hunt-of-a- lifetime to take place in 2014 and to be filmed for a future episode of Eye of the Hunter™.
The semi-finalist Texas hunt package/competition is valued at over $5,000 and the Grand Prize/ Extreme Huntress 2014 package is valued at over $40,000.
Women who wish to enter the contest will need to submit a 500 word, or less, essay and up to two images, no later than midnight April 15th at http://www.extremehuntress.com.
About the Extreme Huntress Contest
Now in it's fifth year, the Extreme Huntress™ Contest is about preserving our outdoor heritage. Our goal is to create positive role models for all women who want to participate in hunting. With a fifty-percent divorce rate, there are a lot of kids who won't get into traditional outdoor sports unless mom does. We feel if mom goes hunting, so will her children- and the whole family.
Contact: Sue Bookhout, 315-333-0360, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press Release found at the Outdoor Wire