Craft Awards Overview
Each year OWAC salutes its members' best writing, photography, web, radio and video work of the previous year with presentation of the OWAC Excellence in Craft Awards. If you are a professional writer or photographer working in any media, please click here for information on how to become a member.
The award categories reflect the diversity of OWAC members' skills and include newspaper and magazine news, feature and column articles, newsletters, outdoor subject and guidebooks, fiction, action and feature photography, web-published articles, radio, television and video and best overall outdoor medium.
Entries are judged by prominent outdoor writers and photographers from beyond California.
Each year the organization designates a "Writer of the Year" and the OWAC president picks an OWAC member to receive the President's Award for service to the organization. Named awards include the John Reginato Conservation Award and the Phil Ford Humor Award. Work inspired by past conference activities also gets special recognition.
Entries must be postmarked no later than February 29, 2012. Winners will be announced at an awards banquet at the year's spring conference.
- 2012 Winners