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: Active, Associate and Student.
Comprising the vast majority of OWAA membership, Active members generally make their livings by communicating the outdoor experience, either by freelancing or by full-time employment.
Associate members are outdoor communicators who wish to associate with OWAA and are paid for any work in any category listed in OWAA’s Criteria for Membership.
Student members are currently enrolled in institutions of higher learning and pursuing a course of study related to the outdoors and communications.
Active and Associate annual membership fees are $150. Student memberships are $30 per year. Initiation fees are no longer required for any classification of membership in Outdoor Writers Association of America.
Learn more about membership in OWAA
Attend OWAA’s June 10-13 annual conference
The 1,300-member Outdoor Writers Association of America is the oldest and largest association of professional outdoor communicators in the United States. It was organized in 1927 by members of the Izaak Walton League of America and includes professional communicators dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. OWAA’s professionals include writers, photographers, outdoors radio- and television show hosts, book authors, videographers, lecturers and artists. The association is headquartered in Missoula, Mont.