Now in its third year, the OWAC-sponsored Vachini High School Writing/Photography Contest, open to all California high school juniors and seniors, is the only event of its kind where winners receive cash awards.
OWAC EIC Contest winners won more than certificates this year.
Eight students from five California high schools were winners in this year’s Pat Vachini Writing and Photography Contest sponsored by OWAC. Cash awards to the winners total almost $1,000.
We all have our specialized markets for articles and photos. Yours may center on hunting, fishing or hiking publications. I focus on boating magazines and write about cruising under sail, sailing regattas, boat designs, canoes, and anything else that floats on water. I’ve written for major U.S, publications as well as those in Europe, Asia, and Australia-New Zealand. For years I did well, but I was stuck in a box.
Outdoor writers are not born to the job. They are made often through experience gained as students writing about California outdoor activities. Some get that