Awards

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 open to current OWAC members only and we encourage previous members to reinstate membership and non-members to join right away to enter this prestigious program.

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Tammy Kokjohn wins CAWW Photo of the Year 2020

I was born and raised in a small town, Ft. Madison, Iowa, right on the Mississippi River.  From a very young age, being outdoors was just what we did as kids, from the time the sun came up, till the porch lights came on at night.  My Dad helped develop my love of nature, spending time in the woods, fishing, drives out on the country roads, and taking me to spend time on my Grandparents farm.

Help Create the Next Generation of Outdoor Writers

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 experience while writing and photographing for student publications or working as interns at local newspapers. Many are impeded from successful work by a lack of funds to travel to destinations …

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CaliforniaFallColor.com wins Best Outdoor Internet Site

CaliforniaFallColor.com has been named California’s Best Outdoor Internet Site for 2020. The honor (presented by the Outdoor Writers Association of California resulting from its annual Excellence in Craft Media Communications Competition) was given to this site by a panel of nationally recognized, award-winning, outdoor media professionals who selected entries on the basis of “the highest level …

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Opens for entries
Monday March 1

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