Rooster Rush 2023 Cacklin' Community Award

Travel South Dakota encourages communities across South Dakota to participate in Rooster Rush. Following the campaign, one community will be selected as having exhibited the most involvement and showing the most enthusiasm for Rooster Rush. That community will receive the Rooster Rush Cacklin’ Community Award during the 2024 Governor`s Conference on Tourism.

Applicants need to explain, in detail, how their community/organization was involved in the Rooster Rush campaign. Supplemental materials such as photos, videos and examples of advertising/promotional efforts are encouraged.

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, November 15, 2023.

2023 Cacklin` Community Award online application form

Supplemental materials may be uploaded with the application and/or emailed to [email protected], or mailed to Thad Friedeman, Travel South Dakota, 711 E Wells Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501.

Applicants will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Advertising and Promotional Efforts
  • Community Participation
  • Efforts to Welcome Hunters
  • Creativity

Prize will include:


Get Excited! Get Creative! Get Involved!




For more information, contact Thad Friedeman, Senior Marketing Services Coordinator, at 605-773-3301 or [email protected].