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OWAA to host writing workshop

MISSOULA, Mont. – Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) will host its first annual Goldenrod Writing Workshop at the University of Montana in Missoula August 1-7, 2010. Open to both novice communicators and published professionals, the week-long workshop is designed to improve skills in outdoor, nature and environmental writing. The workshop is in a casual […]

OWAA to award college scholarships

MISSOULA, Mont. – Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA), The Voice of the Outdoors, will award scholarships in 2010 to budding outdoor communicators. Bodie McDowell scholarship awards are usually given annually. Scholarships can range from $1,000 to $5,000. Applicants must be students of outdoor communications fields including print, photography, film, art or broadcasting. The Bodie […]

2010 Norm Strung Youth Writing Awards winners

Junior and senior poetry and prose first-place winners received $200; second-place winners received $125; and third-place winners received $100. This year’s winners are: Senior Poetry First Place: “The Naturalists” by Erica Berry (Portland, Ore.) Second Place: “First Hunting Adventures” by Kaitlyn Rabaey (Marshall, Minn.) Third Place: “Gone Huntin’ by Nathan Kennedy” (Rensselaer Falls, N.Y.)   […]

OWAA elects three new Board members

For more information contact: Robin Giner 406-728-7434 rginer@owaa.org   Missoula, Mont. – Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) membership recently cast votes to elect three new members to the board of directors: Mark Freeman (Oregon), Brett Prettyman (Utah) and Paul Queneau (Montana).  All three Active members will take their board seats on June 13, in […]

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 […]

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