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Contest sponsorships

Excellence in Craft contests

  • $4,400 full sponsorship; $2,200 co-sponsorship.
  • Multiple sponsorships available. Contact OWAA HQs for current availability.
  • Podium time available at EIC Award Party for full sponsors.
  • Company representative invited to attend, be acknowledged and present awards to contest winners at that year’s conference (2016 in Billings, Montana; 2017 in Duluth, Minnesota).
  • Company representative photo opportunities with contest winners at contest ceremony.
  • Sponsor recognition in OWAA’s bimonthly magazine.
  • Sponsor logo at
  • Sponsor mentioned in press releases announcing contest winners.
  • Recognition as contest sponsor


Traveling Photo Exhibit

Each year OWAA’s traveling photo exhibit is available for display at trade show attendees, students and nature centers visitors nationwide. A few of the trade shows scheduled from past years include the Eastern Fishing & Outdoor Expo, N.H.; Greater Philadelphia Expo; Indian Creek Nature Center, Iowa; and the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, Mo.

  • $150 per show plus shipping costs.
  • Show materials include signage and flyers


Norm Strung Youth Writing Awards

To encourage students to sharpen their abilities to communicate the outdoor experience, annual cash awards are offered as part of the OWAA Norm Strung Youth Writing Awards. The contest features separate categories for poetry and prose. Cash awards and certificates are granted in both categories and in two different divisions: senior (grades 9-12) and junior (grades 6-8).

  • No sponsorship currently available.
  • Exclusive sponsorship: $1,700.
  • Sponsor recognition in OWAA’s bimonthly magazine.
  • Sponsor logo at

Questions? Contact OWAA headquarters at 406-728-7434 or email Jessica Seitz at jseitz[at]

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