Contests – Application for Promotional Contests

The SHOT Show is open only to members of the hunting and shooting sports trade and is not open to the general public. Moreover, the SHOT Show is subject to strict rules and guidelines governed by the Nevada Gaming Commission and Nevada Department of Taxation as it relates to contests and raffles that take place at the show. For that reason, the guidelines below must be followed by every exhibitor conducting promotions/contests that result in either SHOT Show attendance for their customers or awarding of products or giveaways at the SHOT Show.

Rules Pertaining to Winning Badges to the SHOT Show:

  • Exhibitors must receive written approval from SHOT Show Management before promoting any program.
  • Non-exhibiting manufacturers are not permitted to conduct any promotion that includes attendance to the SHOT Show.
  • The promotion must clearly state that the SHOT Show is a trade-only event and is not open to the general public.
  • Exhibitor is not permitted to order exhibitor badges for any non-employees, including winners of the contests.
  • Exhibitors must purchase badges for their contest winners through SHOT Show Management at the rate in effect at the time of application, and in accordance with the applicable rate structure for the individual being awarded entrance to the Show. There is no limit to the number of winners a company can submit for badges as all must be from the trade.
  • Credentials for winners only provide access to the SHOT Show during exhibit hours on Tuesday through Friday, January 17-20, 2023.

Rules Pertaining to Contests or Raffles:

  • Exhibitors must receive written approval from SHOT Show Management before promoting any program.
  • Participation in any contest or raffle cannot be subject to an entry fee or purchase, including solicitation of donations to a non-profit entity.
  • Participation must be open to all people in attendance at the SHOT Show.

If you have any questions please contact Cassandra Stock at cstock@shotshow.org.

To request permission to conduct a contest to invite non-trade attendees to the SHOT Show, complete the information below:

Fill out my online form.