Annually, OWAA’s Contest Committee administers the Excellence In Craft contests and awards program. OWAA media members may enter their best works from the previous year in the competition. Seventeen competition categories are available.
The judging for each category is conducted by an independent panel of judges who are experts in the category field they are judging. The winners of the competition are announced at a special event held during the following annual conference. Plaques and cash prizes are awarded.
Outdoor Writers Association of America helps budding writers via its annual Norm Strung Youth Awards writing contest. Cash prizes are awarded to winners in grades 6-12 for poetry and prose categories.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Excellence in Craft contests and the OWAA Traveling Photo Exhibit.