Top 16 Products Announced for Mississippi Makers’ Challenge Sponsored by Hancock Whitney

JACKSON – After 88 product submissions and nearly 13,000 votes in the Initial Voting Round, the top 16 vote-getters were announced for the bracket portion of the inaugural Mississippi Makers’ Challenge Sponsored by Hancock Whitney.

Click here to view the full bracket. The matchups in the Round of 16 are listed below.


Bracket Pod #1

Stringer Industries 80″ Wood Chipper
Legendary Lighting’s Atlas Gas Lantern

Cherokee Manufacturing Safety Demonstration Trailer
2022 All-New Nissan Frontier


Bracket Pod #2

Toyota Corolla
Naked Truth Bag from McNeely Plastics

Caterpillar C175 Refurbished Engine
Kevin Charles Furniture Edgemark Sectional


Bracket Pod #3

Taylor TM1000
Peace Love Paint Designs’ Mississippi Home Sweet Home Door Decor

LCI 5-Gallon Water Can
Blue Delta Jeans


Bracket Pod #4

Jones Bones Dog Treats

Avid 20 XB Aluminum Bass Boat with Mossy Oak Gamekeeper Camo
The TWISTER Fence Tool ® & The BANTAM Fence Tool ®

“We were thrilled to see such a wide variety of products nominated for the Mississippi Makers’ Challenge, and we were blown away by the participation in the Initial Voting Round,” said MMA President & CEO John McKay. “We hope the voting participation over the next three weeks remains high as we continue to showcase the creativity, innovation, and skill of our statewide manufacturers.”

The Round of 16 runs today through 3 p.m. Friday, March 25. Voters may cast one vote for each matchup per day per device. Here is the schedule for the remainder of the contest.

March 28 – April 1: Round of 8
April 4 – April 8: Round of 4
April 13: Awards Luncheon

All voting will be done on the contest’s official website,


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