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Monday, February 19, 2024

Voting Open on Nominated Products in Mississippi Makers' Challenge

JACKSON – After a three-week nomination period, voting is open on the 72 submitted products in the third Annual Mississippi Makers’ Challenge Sponsored by Hancock Whitney.

“It’s always exciting to see what products are entered in the contest, and this year’s submissions are a testament to the skill and ingenuity of our state’s manufacturers,” said MMA President & CEO John McKay. “Along with the employees, customers, and family members of our nominees, we encourage the public to vote for their favorites as they learn about the different products made in our state and help us find The Coolest Thing Made in Mississippi.”

The Nominated Products Voting Round lasts two weeks and concludes at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 1. During this period, voters may cast five votes per day per device at The top 16 vote-getters will advance to the Round of 16.

Here is an updated contest timeline:


February 19 – March 1


March 4 – March 8


March 11 – March 15


March 18 – March 22


Wednesday, March 27 - Mississippi State Capitol

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For more than 70 years, the Mississippi Manufacturers Association has represented the interests of Mississippi’s manufacturers at both the state and national levels. As the Voice of Industry, MMA represents manufacturers in the Mississippi Legislature and U.S. Congress. MMA promotes a strong manufacturing environment within Mississippi and is a central source of information and assistance in industrial management. To learn more about MMA and manufacturing in Mississippi, please visit

Since the late 1800s, Hancock Whitney has embodied core values of Honor & Integrity, Strength & Stability, and Commitment to Service, Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility. Hancock Whitney offices and financial centers in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas offer comprehensive financial products and services, including traditional and online banking; commercial and small business banking; private banking; trust and investment services; healthcare banking; and mortgage services. The company also operates combined loan and deposit production offices in the greater metropolitan areas of Nashville, Tennessee, and Atlanta, Georgia. More information is available at