Apply now to join OWAA as an individual member or a supporting group. We’re proud to offer our members exclusive benefits to help them grow and develop in their fields. Our individual membership benefits include professional development, professional resources, mentorship and even special discounts and health insurance.

Supporting group members will enjoy access to OWAA’s diverse network of America’s top outdoor communicators — more than 600 of the best and brightest outdoor journalists, editors, writers, broadcasters, photographers, filmmakers and outdoor influencers in the country — to promote their products and services with the outdoor press and receive exclusive exposure opportunities. Supporting groups will even get access to special rates to attend OWAA’s annual conference, gaining more exposure to your audience.

Apply now to join OWAA or renew your membership.

CURRENT MEMBERS: Please click on the Renew/Change black button below to start the renewal process. Then enter your name and email so the system can find your membership details. Note: Enter the same personal information and email address used on your membership in order to sync your details. If this is your first time logging in to the new website (which was launched this summer) you will need to create login credentials for the new site. Visit the login page and click on “sign up.” 

FORMER MEMBERS: If you have had an active membership in OWAA within the past five years, you do not need to reapply. Please select the Renew/Change button instead to reinstate your membership.

NEW MEMBERS: If you are applying for the first time, or if your membership lapsed more than five years ago, select your appropriate membership level box below and click Join to start the application process. Not sure which membership level you fall into? Click here to review info about membership eligibility.

We offer discounts on membership for our senior outdoor communicators as well as a special student rate.



Active members may qualify for Senior status with 20 years of Active membership or, if over age 65, with 10 years of Active membership. Active members with Senior status need not continue to meet annual membership requirements. 

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