The 2023 Palmetto State Armory/Lead Star Arms Steel Challenge
World Speed Shooting Championship
April 26th - April 30th
Presented by Federal
CMP Marksmanship Park
Please review this letter in its entirety as some parts of the agreement have changed from previous years.
WSSC retuns to the CMP Marksmanship Park in Talladega AL. A World-Class shooting facility we have heard nothing but good things from competitors about the venue and are pleased to be returning. We are pleased to announce that Palmetto State Armory and Lead Star Arms have returned to be the title sponsor of this great match. This match fills to capacity every year, and we expect this year to be no different. Make sure not to miss out on this great match.
We have special sponsor categories for 2023 that include Steel Master, Rifle Master, RimFire Master, and Divisions Sponsor Packages.
New for 2023: We are introducing a new media package option for our Stage Sponsor Level. Be sure to check out the details below!
We will be using this online sponsor request form only this year to break down different levels that companies are eligible to participate in these National Championships.
We are tracking and using this form only, so this must be completed to be listed as a match sponsor.
The ad for the matchbook, all donations, prizes, and merchandise are due to ship and active tracking info must be received by:
Due Date: April 3rd
Cut-Off Date: April 7th
(Please read below about cut-off date.)
April 7th is also the last day to submit this form. Please have prizes ready to ship and your matchbook ad ready.
Match Sponsors will be able to place their supplied ad in the online Matchbook. The advertising in the matchbook will feature click-through links to your website, and will be posted on the USPSA website, shared in our weekly Downrange email newsletter, and shared on our social media sites. This needs to be received no later than the due date above. We encourage you to provide us any special offers or discounts to be included with the information we will email the registered competitors prior to the start of the event.
To better utilize our social media outlets and get more exposure for our match sponsors, we will be sharing your provided advertisement on our social media pages. These pages currently have over 230,000 followers and prove to be a valuable asset to reach a qualified and engaged market. Sponsors will be listed in the USPSA Magazine that is available online and mailed to over 36,000 USPSA members and listed in the Down Range Newsletter with a current subscription base of 56,000. “Shooting USA” will be at the match, providing televised coverage of the Nationals. We will be doing live social media coverage during each of the events as well.
We will be adding your supplied ad or logo, and tagging your social media page to the USPSA Facebook page. Confirmed Sponsors for Nationals will also have their social media post shared throughout the year where appropriate.
Once registration dates have been confirmed (currently TBD) they will be communicated to you. If you are planning on having sponsored shooters use sponsored slots please have them sign up (codes will be provided) before open registration and the codes are invalidated. If you sign up for sponsorship after open registration begins we cannot guarantee you slots or squadding.
If you are planning on sending sponsored shooters please sign up prior to open registration so we can guarantee you slots.
We will not be able to offer return shipments of banners for 2023. USPSA will keep the banners provided for future use. Please do not provide a return label for banners. This also ensures we have banners on hand for future events should an issue with shipping banners to an event arise.
Banner shipment for National Sponsors is due two weeks after signing up, not when prizes are due. This is to ensure we have banners for set up and banners are not shipped with prizes and not found for set up. If you were a previous sponsor, we will have your banners and will discuss if they need to be replaced (if you have new banners you would like to use, or we need to replace worn out banners). If you are a new sponsor (or are providing new banners) please have the banner shipment ready when signing up (If you need to have banners made we will work with you on lead times for having new banners made and drop shipped to us.)
The due dates for prize shipments and ads for matchbook are one month before the match (exact dates are listed above, are in the individual match forms linked above, and will be emailed to you). We must have valid tracking info and your Matchbook ad by these dates. If we do not have a tracking number indicating shipment and your ad by the cut-off date/matchbook release date, (listed above) we will be forced to remove the sponsorship, remove your ad from the matchbook and will not be able to hang any banners provided at the match. This is to ensure materials agreed upon arrive in time for the event.
National Sponsors Discount
If you sponsor USPSA Nationals for 2023 you also will receive a “Nationals Sponsor Discount” of 25% off of all digital advertising, and 25% off magazine advertising based on commitment with USPSA. Our current media kit can be found here: https://uspsa.org/viewer/USPSA-Media-Kit.pdf. Any questions about advertising or the discount please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Director of Media & Events
Nationals Sponsor Coordinator
C/O Joey Hardy
4387 Turner Mill Rd, Talladega, AL 35160
(FFL items, contact for shipping information)
Please have all shipments scheduled to arrive Wednesday through Friday during normal business hours. The range is closed outside of those days/hours and will not be able to accept the deliveries.
*Please note: We will have material for multiple nationals being shipped to the same location. Please be sure to label the shipments with the appropriate match as shown above ("Steel Challenge/WSSC")