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2020 OWAA Board Candidate profiles

Six OWAA Members are running for three seats on OWAA’s Board of Directors. The candidates, listed alphabetically below, submitted biographies and answered five questions approved by OWAA’s board nominating committee. CAST YOUR VOTE! All active, senior active and life members are encouraged to vote online by May 1, 2020. Online ballot linking coming soon! Winners […]

EIC Book deadline extended

The deadline to enter OWAA’s Excellence In Craft Book Contest is being extended one day to give members an extra day to ship entries. The original entry deadline was set for Dec. 1. Because the U.S. Post Office, FedEx and UPS are closed on Sundays, the Book Contest deadline is being moved to Dec. 2. […]

New OWAA Members Only Facebook group

OWAA’s Members Only Facebook Group is live! OWAA has a new members only private group on Facebook. As a current member, you’re invited to join and stay connected with other OWAA members. This private group is a place for current OWAA Members (and Supporting Groups) to instantly get the latest on all things regarding OWAA, […]

IPA Collective open to OWAA members

The ‘pro’ deal portal IPA Collective is now offering OWAA members special ‘pro’ pricing on more than 50 leading brands in the outdoor industry. Brands like Marmot, Icebreaker, Osprey, Smith Optics, CamelBak, Dakine and Club Ride are looking for brand influencers and product supporters like you to utilize their gear. Simply go to and indicate your […]

Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and destination partners seek travel writers

The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and destination partners are seeking travel writers specializing in adventure, outdoor, and sustainable travel to apply to participate in two different events in 2020: AdventureELEVATE in Eugene, Oregon (May 5-7, 2020) Adventure Travel World Summit in South Australia (Oct 6-9, 2020) Interested media can submit an application to be […]

OWAA and Outdoor Media Summit partner again in 2020

The 2020 Outdoor Media Summit (OMS) will be held in Estes Park, Colorado from April 21-23. OWAA’s partnership with OMS (formerly the Outdoor Blogger Summit) includes a 30% discount to active members. Use code VIPOWAA to get 30% off your ‘Conference + Hotel’ and ‘Conference Only’ tickets. The code expires on November 15, 2019, so register […]

EIC Contest to accept entries starting Nov. 1

The Outdoor Writers Association of America annually honors the best-of-the-best in outdoor journalism through its Excellence In Craft Contest. The entry process for the 2020 EIC Contest begins Nov. 1, 2019 and will be managed this year through a partnership with Submittable, an OWAA Supporting Group that specializes in contest submissions. The platform was used […]

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