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Supreme Court rules in favor of free speech, hunting videos

For more information contact: Robin Giner 406-728-7434 rginer@owaa.org   MISSOULA, Mont. – Outdoor Writers Association of America commends the Supreme Court’s decision to void a 1999 animal cruelty law that appeared to criminalize the sale of hunting and fishing videos and other depictions central to the activities of OWAA members and other outdoors journalists. “The […]

Rhoades resigns as executive director

Dear Members, I’d like to thank you for the last eleven years, for allowing me to serve OWAA first as your newsletter editor, and subsequently as your executive director. With no regrets I submit my resignation as executive director of OWAA. I’ve informed OWAA’s Executive Committee that I’d like to wrap things up in sixty […]

Patterson, Sullins win John Madson Fellowships

For more information contact: Robin Giner, rginer@owaa.org 406-728-7434 Missoula, Mont. — Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) has selected Gregg Patterson and Ken Sullins and as co-recipients of OWAA’s 2010 John Madson Fellowship. The fellowship is an annual grant program that funds continuing education opportunities for OWAA members. Each award recipient will receive $1,200 for reimbursable […]

OWAA eliminates membership initiation fee

At its recent winter board meeting, Outdoor Writers Association of America’s board of directors unanimously voted to eliminate membership initiation fees. “This will no doubt make it more affordable for new members to join and make it easier to market OWAA to prospective members,” OWAA President John Beath said. OWAA offers three classifications of membership: […]

$1,700 to be awarded in Norm Strung Youth Writing Contest

Outdoor Writers Association of America helps budding writers via its annual Norm Strung Youth Writing Contest. Cash prizes are awarded to winners in grades 6-12 for poetry and prose categories. 2010 awards will total $1,700, thanks to the Youth Writing sponsor Safari Club International. If you know a student who would like to enter the […]

Two new resource guides published by OWAA

MISSOULA, Mont. – Whether you’re an outdoors writer, a public relations representative who works with the outdoors media, or a government official who publishes outdoors reports and magazines, you’ll benefit by owning Outdoor Writers Association of America’s (OWAA) newest publications. The hot-off-the-press Legal Handbook for Freelancers, authored by OWAA Legal Counsel Bill Powell, covers copyright […]

Five OWAA members contest winners judged ‘Best of the Best’

October 19, 2009 A select group of OWAA Past Presidents judged first-place winners of each Excellence in Craft Contest category, of which there are five. This year’s Presidents’ Choice Awards winners are: Magazine Category: Edward Nickens, Raleigh, N.C., “Cry from the North,” Field & Stream magazine. Backcountry Sportsman Contest sponsored by Sierra Club. TV/Video Category: […]

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