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OWAA announces 2011 honorary award recipients

Five earn special recognition July 11 during the concluding banquet at OWAA’s 84th Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah At its recent annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Outdoor Writers Association of America, The Voice of the Outdoors, honored five with its most distinguished awards. Rich Patterson, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received […]

Mike Walker Elected President of Outdoor Writers Association of America

MISSOULA, Mont. – At its 84th annual conference, Outdoor Writers Association of America elected Mike Walker as president of the association for 2011-12. Walker will serve one year as president of OWAA’s Board of Directors. A member of OWAA since 1989, Walker is a public relations professional, radio personality and columnist.  His company, Walker Agency, […]

Outdoor communicators receive nearly $15,000 in awards from OWAA

MISSOULA, Mont. – The Outdoor Writers Association of America is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Excellence in Craft Contests. First-, second- and third-place winners were chosen in seven media-based contests and three subject-based contests. Cash prizes totaled nearly $15,000. Certificates, plaques and prize money will be presented to winners at OWAA’s 84th […]

2011 Bodie McDowell Scholarship Recipients Announced

MISSOULA, Mont. – The Outdoor Writers Association of America awarded six scholarships for the 2011-12 school year to undergraduate and graduate students studying journalism.  Congratulations to 2011 Bodie McDowell Scholarship winners! Successful graduate applicants are Amy A. Whitcomb, University of Idaho ($3,000); Patricia Mary O’Kane, University of Wisconsin – Madison ($3,500); and Jason Daniel Belts […]

2011 Norm Stung Youth Writing Awards contest winners announced

MISSOULA, Mont. – Outdoor Writers Association of America awarded 12 Norm Strung Youth Writing prizes totaling $1,700, sponsored by the Safari Club International Foundation. The annual contest has categories for poetry and prose in two divisions: junior (grades 6-8) and senior (grades 9-12), and entries must be outdoors oriented and previously published in a newsletter, […]

Early-bird registration deadline and housing cut-off Friday, June 10!

Don’t miss out on early registration savings for conference, register today! You can register online or download forms from our website at http://www.owaa.org/2011conference/register. Early-bird rates of only $190/person get you into all conference sessions and activities and include all meals. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to “elevate your adventure, elevate your career” in Utah […]

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