The Outdoor Writers Association of America awarded nine Bodie McDowell scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students studying outdoor communications, totaling $24,500 for the 2018-19 school year.
The Outdoor Writers Association of America awarded 12 Norm Strung Youth Writing Award prizes totaling $1,400. The annual contest, sponsored by Majesty Outdoors, has categories for outdoor poetry and prose in two divisions: junior (grades 6-8) and senior (grades 9-12).
The Outdoor Writers Association of America honored six members with its most distinguished awards June 4, at the annual conference in Fort Wayne.
OWAA’s board of directors elected Pat Wray of Corvallis, Oregon, second vice president on June 1 at the summer meeting in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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.