Black Belt Bounty, Alabama Black Belt Adventure Association’s stunning coffee table book celebrating the Black Belt’s rich hunting and fishing heritage, was recently presented with the top awards at two different regional outdoor media conferences.
The commemorative, deluxe hardcover book took home first place in the Industry Public Relations Category from the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association’s annual Excellence in Craft awards.
It was also awarded third place in the Outdoor Book Category by SEOPA. Additionally, the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers presented Black Belt Bounty with their featured award for the Best of Industry Public Relations during their annual Awards-In-Craft presentation.
“These recent awards are a testament to the various contributors that helped make this 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. 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. We are honored by these awards and offer sincere appreciation to SEOPA and AGLOW for recognizing this work.”
Black Belt Bounty is a literary work of art that beautifully and articulately represents all that makes up the famed Black Belt region of Alabama.
Its pages are filled with striking images and artwork from talented and nationally recognized wildlife photographers and artists whose work is counterbalanced with words from an impressive bevy of skilled, award-winning writers.
Also featured are wild game and other recipes that are created by celebrity chefs. Most all contributors are from Alabama and many from the Black Belt.
ALBBAA would like to thank the various partners that helped to sponsor Black Belt Bounty: Alabama Power Company, 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 and Sumter County Nature Trust, Alabama Farmer’s Federation and John Hall & Company.
“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.
The Black Belt includes the following counties: Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Wilcox.
The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association is committed to promoting and enhancing outdoor recreation and tourism opportunities in the Black Belt in a manner that provides economic and ecological benefits to the region and its citizens.