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About this photo: Award recipients are honored every year during the OWAA Conference.
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OWAA is comprised of nearly 800 individual outdoor communicators from the broad, modern spectrum of outdoor beats, from shooting to camping, backpacking to kayaking, wildlife watching to mountain climbing.
OWAA’s Excellence in Craft contests honor the best in outdoor communication. Win cash prizes for your work.
The Outdoor Writers Association of America awarded 12 Norm Strung Youth Writing Award prizes totaling $1,400. The annual contest, sponsored by the Falcon Guides, has categories for poetry and prose in two divisions: junior (grades 6-8) and senior (grades 9-12) and the piece must be outdoor-oriented.
The Outdoor Writers Association of America awarded four Bodie McDowell scholarships totaling $18,000 for the 2017-18 school year to undergraduate and graduate students studying outdoor communications.
Jiayu “Yuki” Hu and Danielle Taylor each received Madson Fellowships worth $1,174 to attend workshops to hone their outdoor communication skills. The fellowship is an annual grant program through OWAA that funds continuing education opportunities for both members and nonmembers.
The Outdoor Writers Association of America honored six members with its most distinguished awards June 26, at the annual conference in Duluth, Minnesota.
The President’s Choice Awards honor the best of the best work from winners in OWAA’s 2017 Excellence in Craft Contests. Past President Brett Prettyman picked his favorites among first-place winners in the 2017 EIC contests to recognize with the President’s Choice Award.
OWAA’s board of directors elected Tim Mead of Charlotte, North Carolina, second vice president and Tom Sadler of Verona, Virginia, treasurer, June 23 at the summer meeting in Duluth, Minnesota.
The Outdoor Writers Association of America is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Excellence in Craft Contests.