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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.

Opens

Monday, March 1

This program designed to recognize excellence in the field of outdoor journalism and media communications by media professionals on topics related to the outdoors. Given annually by OWAC, these awards represent the best achievements in 15 categories as established by the OWAC Board of Directors.

This awards program sees three big changes this year.

  • We’ve streamlined the program by reducing the number of categories to 15.
  • We are giving cash awards to top places in each category.
  • We are running the program on a digital platform.
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 travel and social interaction is deemed safe again. 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. 

Latest News and stories

EIC opens for entries March 1st

The Excellence in Craft Awards (EIC) presented by the Outdoor Writers Association of California (OWAC) is a program designed to recognize excellence in the field of outdoor journalism and media communications by media professionals on topics related to the outdoors. The contest opens for entries on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 6am PST. The contest is...

by OWAC

SA 80 LOADS UP!

All the parts came together on this one. The right boat, the right gear, the best weather, and the right bunch of guys for a fantastic couple of days on the water. And yes, insane fishing!
Sea Adventure 80 is the premier sportfisher for the fall 2-1/2-day charter hosted by Western Outdoor News each year.

by Bob Semerau

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Featured Members

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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Monday March 1

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