With the coming month of May results from our two competitions will be announced.
Winners from among the Outdoor Writers Association of California members that entered the annual Excellence in Craft competition will be rewarded with cash prizes for the first time in OWAC history.
Now that spring is in full bloom, and most people are vaccinated, and the world is sort of getting back to (the new) normal, I am heading for the hills to enjoy some hiking, fishing and lots of nature photography. And I hope all of you will be out enjoying the outdoors doing what makes...by Carrie Wilson
OWAC Membership has always offered great benefits and opportunities. Now, our new website has made these even better and easier. We know that change can be frustrating so here’s a handy guide to help you setup your new account and make the most of what our new website has to offer. Our Excellence in Craft...by Gigi de Jong
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
On behalf of the OWAC Board of Directors, I am delighted to announce that our new website is up and running. Our domain name (URL) remains the same OWAC.org and we hope you will take some time to browse through the site. The site offers a new look and updated styling. Interactivity allows for members...by Gigi de Jong
January 21, 1949 – January 26, 2021 John Henigin, past president and longtime member and friend of the Outdoor Writers Association of California, passed away on January 26, 2021 from a non-Covid related infection. Born January 21, 1949, John began his career in radio with Fish Talk Radio, more than 20 years ago, broadcasting weekly...by OWAC
Each January 1 we awaken with the opportunity to tackle a new year in a new way. A clean slate, an empty book: the pages keen to be written. And as members of OWAC we are irrepressible storytellers! So let this be the new year you weave a new yarn. ‘Tell a fresh story, in...by Betsy Senescu (Crowfoot)
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...by Peter Schroeder