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Berkley Conservation Institute Awards Collegiate Anglers

San Antonio, Texas - Collegiate anglers competing in the 2011 BoatU.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship and Pepsi Collegiate Bass Fishing Open will have the opportunity to win prizes for presenting their fishing conservation ideas, with the top prize being the angler featured on a several nationally televised fishing programs. The Berkley Conservation Institute (BCI) will award the top 2 anglers whose presentations are submitted by June 20th, 2011. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges.

Anglers are encouraged to be creative with their presentations (Videos, Power Point, etc.). In addition to the quality of the presentation, the judges will consider how well the anglers perform; as well as how they carry themselves and promote fishing during the championship event. The awards presentation will take place immediately following the final day weigh in.

Awards:
1st place: Guest appearance to be featured on BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship, Cabela's Fisherman's Handbook and Americana Outdoors television programs where the winner will go fishing while discussing their conservation thoughts and college bass fishing. Include airfare to San Antonio, Texas, lodging, meals and fishing license on the trip.

2nd place: $500.00
3rd place: $500.00 IN Berkley tackle (MSRP)

Entries should be submitted no later than June 20th, to:
CarecoTV
BCI Collegiate Award
5717 NW Parkway #104
San Antonio, TX 78249

"Berkley has partnered with the BoatU.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship for 4 years and it has become one of the programs that I am most proud of," stated Andrew Marks, Sr. Marketing Manager for Berkley. "This award requires the collegiate anglers to utilize all their talents including creativity, skills developed as a result of their college education, business acumen to handle on camera interviews, and their overall fishing skills."

The Berkley Conservation Institute was developed to support conservation and angler recruitment efforts. BCI cooperates with fishing groups, conservation organizations, customers and other industry partners to protect our fishable waters. Berkley also collaborates to enhance populations of important sport fish and introduce the next generation to the delight of angling while teaching them to lead the fight for conservation.

"This is a very prestigious contest presented by Berkley and it's great of them to provide this opportunity," said Wade Middleton, Tournament Director. "In addition I'm personally excited to host the winner on the water to hear their thoughts about conservation and allow them to share them with anglers nationwide on the several television programs supporting this prize package"