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Subscribe to our bi-monthly digital newsletter for information about the organization, great craft improvement articles, upcoming events and awards, and links to stories about travel and the outdoors by OWAC members. 

CONNECT WITH US

OWAC eNewsletter

Subscribe to our bi-monthly digital newsletter for information about the organization, great craft improvement articles, upcoming events and awards, and links to stories about travel and the outdoors by OWAC members. 

EVENTS AND AWARDS PROGRAMS

California Newt in Napa County. Photo Heather Bird

Watchable Wildlife

The California Watchable Wildlife Project celebrates the state’s wildlife and diverse habitats by acknowledging and elevating the value of wildlife viewing to benefit individuals, families, communities, and industries while fostering awareness and support for conservation and protection of wildlife and habitats.

Cocktails at Spring Conference in Siskiyou County. Photo: Gigi de Jong

Annual Conference

The annual OWAC conference, usually held in Spring each year, was cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Plans for 2021 are on hold until the State stay-at-home order is lifted and travel is deemed safe. This means that we may not hold our Spring conference this year. But we’re a nimble organization and we have venues interested in hosting our next conference. So we might yet pull it off. Please subscribe to our newsletter for an announcement and other great information. 

Camera Phone Primer and Composing Better Pictures. Photo: John Poimiroo

Excellence in Craft

We will be calling for entries to our annual Excellence in Craft Awards program at the beginning February. We are excited to announce that we have been testing a digital platform for this program and hope that 2021 will be year that this awards program moves into the digital age. Please check here often and subscribe to our eNewsletter for notification of this program and other great news.

Latest News and stories

EIC Award Winners

Best in the West: OWAC Recognizes Region’s Top Outdoors/Adventure Media Communication Pros Outdoor Writers Association of California (OWAC) – the leading organization of professional outdoor media communicators in the western region – has announced their annual Excellence in Craft Award winners. From fly-fishing to leaf peeping, cooking on the trail to vital legislation news and...

by Betsy Senescu (Crowfoot)

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A great benefit for OWAC members is the ability to submit stories to the Blog page of our website. Send in your article via the submit form below for review and approval by the webmaster. All submissions must be your own work and, if previously published elsewhere, permission given by the publisher to post here. 

Our most active members are featured here. 

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