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2018 Excellence in Craft Contests now open

Win cash prizes for your work

OWAA’s Excellence in Craft contests honor the best in outdoor communication.

OWAA’s 2018 Excellence in Craft contests are now open. The 11 contests honor the best work from among OWAA’s members in all forms of outdoor communication from blogs to newspapers to radio to magazines to television to books. The 49 categories recognize work from news to features to columns, covering topics ranging from hunting and fishing to conservation policy to outdoor adventure.

Winners receive cash prizes for all contests and categories.

New this year is a photography essay contest and online entry forms for radio and TV contests.

The deadline for the book/e-book contest is Dec. 1. All other contest entries are due Jan. 12.

To view the complete list of contests and rules, visit

2017 EIC by the Numbers:

  • Total number of entries = 694
  • Total number of winners = 63 individuals
  • Total prize money awarded = $14,932
  • Average award amount per person = $237

Enter Contests Today:

2018 Contest Deadlines:


  • Received deadline: Dec. 1, 2017

All other contests

  • Deadline: Jan. 12, 2018
    Extended deadline: Feb. 1, 2018
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