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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: […]

OWAA Web site sports fresh, new look

Check out OWAA’s new Web site complete with most frequently used links with handy drop-down menus. OWAA News is posted to the Web site frequently as well as Excellence in Craft Contest rules, information on OWAA’s 2010 conference, member discounts, committee members, information about Fellowships, and a storefront where members can obtain copies of OWAA’s […]

Outdoors Unlimited going electronic

Feb. 13, 2009 Missoula, Mont. – The Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) is transforming its 82-year-old flagship monthly newsletter – Outdoors Unlimited – into an interactive online publication. OWAA’s board of directors made the decision at its recent winter board meeting in Indianapolis. OWAA President Phil Bloom said it shouldn’t come as a surprise […]

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