Every year during the annual NRA Board of Directors meeting the President’s Award is given out to the program in the Competitive Shooting Division that sees the highest jump in attendees at their championship match.
This year's recipient was the NRA National Muzzle Loading Championship, who went from a little over 150 competitors in 2009 to 377, shooting in 1110 events, this past year.
More than doubling your number of competitors from one year to the next is a pretty significant jump and everyone involved in putting it together is worthy of the praise. It's always great to see people spread out and get involved in a shooting discipline that isn't one of the more common ones. There is an event for everyone in the competitive shooting world.
On the right, Jessi McClain, Program Coordinator for Air Gun and Black Powder events, is presented the President's Award by Mike Krei, Director of the Competitive Shooting Division.