The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association (LOWA) honored members during the group’s 68th annual conference, Aug. 9-10 in Lafayette. The honorees were selected for awards in the association’s 2013 Excellence in Craft (EIC) competition.
The EIC contest, which recognizes excellence within various categories of outdoor-related communications, has been held continuously since 1945. Member entries for the 2013 competition were judged by members of the Outdoor Writers of Ohio.
LOWA membership includes newspaper and magazine writers, editors, columnists, photographers, radio and television broadcast journalists, wildlife artists, internet journalists, book authors, videographers and public relations specialists.
For more detailed information about the competition or LOWA, visit www.laoutdoorwriters.com. The winners and sponsors of the 2013 EIC competition by category:
Magazine Short Feature (less than 1000 words)
1st Jerald Horst: His Mom Made Him Do It
2nd Deborah Burst: Why do I do this?
3rd Deborah Burst: The Lovit Traildogs
*Co-Sponsors: LA Forestry Association and LA Association of Professional Biologists
Magazine Regular Feature (more than 1,000 words)
1st Terry Jones: Pass a Good Time
2nd Terry Jones: Highway Robbery
3rd John Flores: Scout’s Promise
*Sponsor: LA Charter Boat Association
1st Lyle Johnson: Getting Ready
2nd Glynn Harris: White River Smacks of March Madness
3rd Chris Holmes: Razorbacks and Diamondbacks
*Sponsor: Louisiana Sportsman Magazine
Broadcast (radio or television)
1st John Jackson: Louisiana Outdoor Adventures – Louisiana Oysters
2nd John Jackson: Louisiana Outdoor Adventures – Capt. Wendy Billiot
3rd Gary Krouse: Sola TV – Saline Lake
*Sponsor: National Wild Turkey Federation – LA Chapter
1st Wendy Billiot: Plastic Bottles and Prehistoric Fish
2nd John Flores: The Cherubim of Grosse Savanne
3rd Lyle Johnson: Choot Em!
*Sponsor: CCA Louisiana
Black and White Still Photograph
1st Glynn Harris: Cautious Optimism
2nd John Flores: Close Encounter of the Bear Kind
3rd John Flores: The Blind View
*Sponsor: General Motors
Color Still Photograph
1st John Flores: Roseatte Spoonbills
2nd Butch Thurmond: Girl and Bream
3rd John Flores: Diligence and Honor
*Sponsor: Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation
Logo courtesy Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries