The St. Bernard Parish Office of Tourism Sponsors “The Best of Louisiana Outdoors”

April 11, 2017

Lenor W. Duplessis
Public Information Officer

The 3rd Annual Best of Louisiana Outdoors (“BOLO”), presented by the Louisiana Bass Trail, is an online event offering outdoors enthusiasts the opportunity to vote for and recognize the people, products and services that significantly contributed to their experiences of the Louisiana outdoors— “Sportsman’s Paradise.”

The website— —serves as the platform for the three month event and is accepting Nominations through April 14. There are over 100 categories, including
“Best in Boating,” “Best Guides,” “Best Bait & Tackle,” “Best in Service and Retail,” “Best in Outdoors Arts & Media” and “Lagniappe.” The featured new categories are “Best in Photography and Video.”

Bruno Prager, co-founder of Best of the Louisiana Outdoors, describes the event as a great way to celebrate the great outdoors culture of Louisiana, while offering the community a fun way to support their trusted businesses and brands and a unique way for businesses to gain exposure.

“The more people and businesses who participate, the better. It’s a win-win for the outdoors community, for all the nominees and winners, and for the industry as a whole,” said Prager. “Last year it was great to see winners’ certificates framed on walls in offices and lodges, displayed at boat shows across the South and at headquarters of national brands around the country,” he said.

“’BOLO 2016’ ended with a total of 67,000 votes cast with twice the number of voters than the previous year. This year we expect those numbers to double again.” Prager notes that expectations around this year’s event are inspired by the endorsement and support of Louisiana Office of Tourism and tourism commissions around the state.

The winners of the 3rd Annual Best of the Louisiana Outdoors will be recognized via the, outdoors radio, social and print media and the awarding of the printed certificates and digital badges.

The online event continues through June and visitors who register on are being rewarded by an array of giveaways including charter fishing trips around the state, eco tours, cash awards and outdoors gear. Throughout the event, more than $8,000 in prizes will be given away in random drawings by the end of May.

Nominations, Voting and Giveaways are hosted on Visit to register.

The latest prize giveaways can also be found on the BOLO Facebook page,