‘Tis the season

Executive Director’s Message Newsletter: December 2020 – January 2021  We’ve come into Fall and soon Winter will be upon us. As the seasons change, the holidays cannot be far behind. The hectic pace may have slowed a bit, what with all the challenges we face today. But our efforts at sharing the happiness of the …

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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 …

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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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CARES Act Update for Outdoor Journalists

This information was received from OWAA and may be relevant for OWAC members. We want to get what resources we can into your hands to help protect your livelihood. OWAA compiled various sources on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for outdoor journalists to review and learn from, including information specific to freelancers, nonprofits and businesses. Within the CARES Act are opportunities for organizations and businesses to apply for loans from the U.S. government – many of which are forgivable loans.

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