MISSOULA, Mont. – Winning photos from the 2014 Excellence in Craft Contests, hosted by the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA), will be on display throughout the year. Exhibits will be featured at the following locations:
- Jan. 9 – 11, 2015
Great Rockies Sportshow, Billings, Montana
- Jan. 23 – 25, 2015
Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo, Niagara Falls, New York
- Feb. 6 – 8, 2015
Lake Life Expo, Springfield, Missouri
- Feb. 27 – Mar. 1, 2015
Great Rockies Sportshow, Helena, Montana
- Mar. 6 – 8, 2015
Minnesota Deer Classic, Blaine, Minnesota
- Mar. 21 – 22, 2015
Great Rockies Sportshow, Missoula, Montana
- Mar. 27 – 29, 2015
Great Rockies Sportshow, Bozeman, Montana
- April 15 – May 30, 2015
State College High School North, State College, Pennsylvania
- July 13 – 17, 2015
Association for Conservation Information Annual Conference, Flagstaff, Arizona
The exhibit features 21 photographs from the contest’s seven categories: action, scenic, flora, fauna, people, outdoor fun and adventure, and family participation/youth outdoor education. Each year our winners include some of America’s best-known outdoor photographers from around the country.
“Fighting Pheasants” by Gary Kramer of Willows, California, won the 2014 People’s Choice Award. “Kayaking Superior” by James Smedley of Wawa, Ontario, received the prestigious Presidents’ Choice Award for 2014.
Many thanks to the 2014 sponsors:
- Nation Rifle Association (Hunting or Shooting Sports category)
- The Pew Charitable Trusts (Conservation category)
- Realtree (Family Participation/Youth Outdoor Education category)
Winning photographs for our 2015 Excellence in Craft Contests will be announced in June 2015 and available for exhibit throughout 2015-2016. If you are interested in hosting this exhibit in the future, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-728-7434.
The OWAA Excellence in Craft Contests are open to all OWAA members and open each year in October. For more information on the contests, rules and sponsors, visit http://www.owaa.org/eic.
(Photo credits: “Turtle River” by James Smedley; “Running Doe” by Ann and Rob Simpson; “Landing Gear Down” by Mike Wintroath, “Cowboy at Vista Verde Ranch” by Bill Vanderford.)