The Northwest Outdoor Writers Association has announced their annual Excellence In Craft award winners;  highlighting the best published articles, photos, video and audio from its membership the last year.  The awards include:

COLUMN OF THE YEAR:

1st – Chris Batin – “The Alaska Angler” – Alaska Coast

2nd – Gary Lewis – The Bend Bulletin

3rd – Peter Schroeder – Western Snow Sports

FISHING ARTICLE IN MEDIA OTHER THAN NEWSPAPER:

1st – Wayne Heinz – “Devilishly Good Fishing” – Northwest Sportsman Magazine

2nd – Terry Wiest – “Oly Pen, Cowlitz the Bright Spot for Westside Winters” – Northwest Sportsman

3rd – Doug Wilson – “It Pays to Go Wet” – Trailblazer

FISHING ARTICLE NEWSPAPER:

1st – Gary Lewis – “Steelhead Fishing is Worth the Woes” – The Bend Bulletin

HUNTING ARTICLE OTHER THAN NEWSPAPER:

1st – Gary Lewis – “To the Patient Hunter, a Blackpowder Pronghorn” –  Muzzle Blasts

HUNTING ARTICLE NEWSPAPER:

1st – Gary Lewis – “Hunting Rabbits with a Muzzleloader” – The Bend Bulletin

CAMPING OR TRAVEL ARTICLE:

1st – Jack McNeel – “Rail Hiking Across Patagonia” – Adventure Cyclist

2nd – Peter Schroeder – “RVing at the London Olympics” – RV Life

3rd – Risa Wyatt – “Wine on the Wild Side” – Wine Enthusiast

MANAGING OUR WORLD:

1st – Kevin Rhoades – “The Landis Lens” – Wyoming Wildlife

2nd – Sue Hansen – “Creating a Delightful Donkey Doman” – Grit.com

BOOK:

1st – Kevin Rhoades – Wildlife Stalker:  Days in the Life of Filmmaker Bob Landis

2nd – Scott Marchant – The Hiker’s Guide to McCall and Cascade

3rd – Scott Marchant – The Day Hiker’s Guide to Sun Valley and Ketchum

HUMOR:

1st – Gary Lewis – “The Tracking Collar” – Bear Hunting

2nd – “Uncle Geddy’s Guide to Air Travel – Bear Hunting

3rd – Wayne Heinze – “Captain vs. Boat” – Nor’westing

AUDIO OR VIDEO PRODUCTION:

1st – Gary Lewis – “Pheasants of the Bakeover” – Gary Lewis Adventure Journal

2nd – Gary Lewis – “On Wolf Watch” – Gary Lewis Adventure Journal

3rd – Michael Carey – “Potholes Air Boat Bass” – Washingtonlakes.com

NOWA is a non-profit association of professional outdoor communicators who are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in journalism. The membership includes newspaper and magazine staffers, freelance writers, book authors, digital media journalists, radio broadcasters, video producers, editors, photographers, artists, lecturers, information officers,. Members write about, photograph, and report on a broad range of outdoor activities, and support the enjoyment and conservation of natural resources.  Additional information about NOWA is available at www.northwest-outdoor-writers-association.org .

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