Members of the Outdoor Writers Association of America elected Ruth Hoyt of Texas, Ken Keffer of Iowa, and Shawn Perich of Minnesota, to serve on the organization’s board of directors. John Kruse of Washington also joined the board, replacing Matt Soberg who resigned from the Board on May 18.
The President’s Choice Awards honor the best of the best work from winners in OWAA’s 2018 Excellence in Craft Contests. Past President Phil Bloom picked his favorites among first-place winners in the 2018 EIC contests to recognize with the President’s Choice Award.
For more information on the annual EIC contests, visit https://owaa.org/eic. OWAA thanks the 2018 contest sponsors – Izaak Walton League of America, Ocean Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts and Realtree – for their continued support of this prestigious contest program.
The contest, which features more than $25,000 in cash prizes, is designed to recognize and reward media members who share an accurate, compelling climate message with Southeastern U.S. hunters and anglers.
OWAA’s Excellence in Craft contests honor the best in outdoor communication. Win cash prizes for your work.
The Outdoor Writers Association of America awarded 12 Norm Strung Youth Writing Award prizes totaling $1,400. The annual contest, sponsored by the Falcon Guides, has categories for poetry and prose in two divisions: junior (grades 6-8) and senior (grades 9-12) and the piece must be outdoor-oriented.
The Outdoor Writers Association of America awarded four Bodie McDowell scholarships totaling $18,000 for the 2017-18 school year to undergraduate and graduate students studying outdoor communications.
Jiayu “Yuki” Hu and Danielle Taylor each received Madson Fellowships worth $1,174 to attend workshops to hone their outdoor communication skills. The fellowship is an annual grant program through OWAA that funds continuing education opportunities for both members and nonmembers.