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Annual EIC contests now open

The OWAA Excellence in Craft contests recognize and honor the best work of outdoor communicators.

With 10 contests and 48 categories, there’s something for every outdoor communicator, from news reporters to feature photographers to bloggers and radio show hosts! Be rewarded for all your hard work.

What’s in it for you? Bragging rights. A cash purse worth up to $15,000. First place in a contest is worth up to $500.

Dec. 1, 2016, is the deadline for the Book/E-book contest. Deadline for all other contests is Jan. 13, 2017.

To view the complete list of contests and rules, visit

2016 EIC by the Numbers:
Total number of entries = 707
Total number of winners = 64 individuals
Total prize money awarded = $13,678
Average award amount per person = $214

* Read the rules.
* Gather and prep your entries.
* Need more help? Check out EIC FAQs.
* Still have questions? Call the EIC hotline: 406-552-4631

Book/E-Book must be received by: Dec. 1, 2016

All other contests’ deadline: Jan. 13, 2017

Extended deadline: Feb. 1, 2017

SPREAD THE WORD! Please post this announcement on your social media to help get the good word out about OWAA and recruit new members!

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