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2015 annual Excellence in Craft Contests now open, submit clips and win!

The OWAA EIC Contests recognize and honor the best work of outdoor communicators

MISSOULA, Mont. – Annually, the Outdoor Writers Association of America recognizes the best communicators from across the country in the OWAA Excellence in Craft contests. The 2015 contests are now open.

With 10 contests and 48 categories, there’s something for every outdoors communicator, from news reporter to feature photographer to blogger and online radio show host! Be rewarded for all your hard work.

What’s in it for you? Bragging rights. A cash purse worth up to $15,000. More than 50 cash prizes. First place in a sponsored contest is worth up to $500.

Dec. 1, 2014, is the deadline for the Book/E-book contest. Deadline for all other contests is Jan. 12, 2015.

To view the complete list of contests and rules, visit


* Read the rules.
* Gather and prep your entries.
* Need more help? Check out the EIC FAQs.
* Still have questions? Call the EIC hotline: 406-552-4631


* Must be received by: Dec. 1, 2014

All other contests
* Deadline: Jan. 12, 2015
* Extended deadline: Feb. 2, 2015

Dates reflect when the submission must be RECEIVED by OWAA headquarters.

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