NASGW-POMA Caliber Awards

The 2021 Caliber Awards

Deadline to Submit Extended Until August 15th

The 5th Annual NASGW-POMA Caliber Awards will honor the highest caliber new products in six product categories including the best new rifle, handgun, shotgun, ammunition, optic, and best new accessory. We’ll also select an overall best new product award chosen from the finalists of all six categories. The Caliber Awards are chosen by an independent panel of 18 industry professionals, encompassing hundreds of years of experience in the Shooting Sports Industry. The panel includes wholesalers and media members who stay on top of product trends and innovations year in and year out. This is the most objective process in the industry and finalists and winners are the best of the best. However, to be eligible to win, products must be submitted to the NASGW Expo New Product Showcase. If a product is not entered, it will not be included.

To qualify for the Caliber Awards, a manufacturer must meet the following criteria:

Caliber Award Criteria

  1. Manufacturers must be a NASGW member in good standing.
  2. The product needs to be submitted through the NASGW Expo New Product Showcase available on the Expo website.
  3. The product must have been publicly released between the end of last year's NASGW Expo and the beginning of this year's Expo.

Selection Process

All submissions will be narrowed down to a select list of finalists for each category. If your product is selected as a finalist, you will be notified. Voting will then be conducted by a panel of industry experts from the Professional Outdoor Media Association and NASGW to select a winner for each category and one overall best new product. Winners will be announced at the NASGW Expo Awards Dinner.

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Past Caliber Award Winners