Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) Mission: To foster excellence in communications at all levels, help members build their businesses, connect media and industry, promote fair and honest communication of the traditional outdoor sports and conservation stories, and mentor the next generation of traditional outdoor sports communicators.

Review POMA membership benefits

Apply for membership

Applicants for membership in the Professional Outdoor Media Association select a classification of membership and must meet specific criteria to qualify for the membership selected.

Applicants may qualify as:

Dues are for the period of one year, from application date.

All applications require approval by the Membership Screening Committee and Board of Directors.

1. Review Membership Classes – explanation of each class listed above
2. Review Media Criteria or Corporate Criteria – explanation of what is required to qualify


Every company joining as a CP must fill out an application. When applying for different companies, a unique username and email address is required for each company, even if the same person is the PR rep for each company. If necessary, consider setting up email accounts through Gmail or Yahoo before applying.

Example: John Smith is the rep for four companies. He uses different usernames, such as JSCompanyName, using his initials with each company name. Then he sets up email accounts the same way He then sets the emails for each (free) account to forward all emails to his primary email address.

Applicants agree to abide by and support POMA’s Mission statement, irrevocable charter & bylaws

An applicant’s signature signifies agreement to and support of the Mission Statement, Irrevocable Charter, Bylaws and other principles and goals of POMA.

assistance with the application process

If you need assistance with the application process or have questions, contact POMA at or call 814-254-4719.


As is the case with most all membership organizations, membership fees/dues are non-refundable.