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Annual EIC contests now open, submit clips and win!

MISSOULA, Mont. – Annually, the Outdoor Writers Association of America recognizes the best communicators from across the country in the OWAA Excellence in Craft contests. The 2012 contests are now open. Dec. 1, 2011 is the deadline for the Book/E-book contest. Early bird deadline for all other contests is Jan. 9, 2012. With 10 contests […]

‘Outdoor Alerts’ provides daily industry updates for OWAA members, supporters

What’s going on in the outdoors world beyond your backyard? OWAA wants to help you stay up to date with the latest industry happenings; now you can get information from Supporting Groups in a timely manner. Featured on the homepage of Outdoors Unlimited Online, the “Outdoor Alerts” news feed features Supporting Group News Tips. Other […]

The passing of Sylvia Bashline

It is with heavy heart that we share news of Sylvia Bashline’s passing on Tues., Sept. 20. Sylvia served as Executive Director of OWAA from 1984-1994, and it was her dedication to the organization that made us what we are today. We send our condolences to Sylvia’s family and friends, and recognize the great loss […]

Session recordings available from Salt Lake City conference

MISSOULA, Mont. – Curious what you may have missed from OWAA’s latest annual conference? Outdoor Writers Association of America has released video content from the 2011 annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Select sessions are available for immediate download ($15 each), or for purchase on DVD ($20 each). For those unable to attend conference, […]

Registration opens Sept. 1 for 2012 OWAA Annual Conference

MISSOULA, Mont. – Conference and lodging registration for OWAA’s 2012 annual conference will open online Sept. 1, 2011 at, for all OWAA Members and Supporting Groups! Make your reservations early to get in on this once-in-a-lifetime event. Why Chena Hot Springs Resort? The authentic Alaskan resort has a range of story material on-site and […]

OWAA welcomes bloggers as members

OWAA welcomes bloggers as members Board of Directors announces new, revised membership criteria MISSOULA, Mont. – At the recent summer board meeting, Outdoor Writers Association of America’s Board of Directors voted to establish membership criteria for Digital Media Journalists. They also updated membership criteria for three options: Lecturers; Book Authors; and Website Content Director, Writer, […]

Jack Ballard Elected Treasurer of OWAA

MISSOULA, Mont. – In a special election, the Outdoor Writers Association of America elected Jack Ballard to serve as treasurer of the association. Ballard fills a vacancy left by Paul Hansen, who was unable to fulfill his recent appointment. A member since 1998, Ballard publishes magazine articles and photos pertaining to camping, cross-country skiing, canoeing, […]

OWAA Conference Evaluation Winners Announced

MISSOULA, Mont. – The Outdoor Writers Association of America is happy to announce the winners of the 2011 Conference Evaluation Drawing and the prizes they receive for their efforts in providing feedback on the conference program. Patricia Stockdill of Garrison, N.D., is the winner of a voucher for conference registration for OWAA’s 2012 annual conference […]

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