LOWA RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE IN OUTDOOR COMMUNICATIONS
The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association (LOWA) honored its members during the group’s 73rd annual conference, August 10-11, 2018 in Gonzales, Louisiana. The honorees were selected for awards in the association’s 2018 Excellence in Craft (EIC) competition.
The EIC contest, which recognizes excellence within various categories of outdoor-related communications, has been held continuously since 1945. Member entries for the 2018 competition were anonymously judged by members of the Northwestern Outdoor Writers Association.
LOWA membership includes newspaper and magazine writers, editors, columnists, photographers, radio and television broadcast journalists, wildlife artists, internet journalists, book authors, videographers and public relations specialists. This year’s contest saw 17 members compete in six different categories with 61 various entries being presented to the judges for consideration.
LOWA would like to thank the following EIC sponsors for their continued support of the contest: the National Wild Turkey Federation, Louisiana Sportsman Magazine, the Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Foundation, the Louisiana Association of Professional Biologists and the Louisiana Charter Boat Association.
The winners of the 2018 EIC competition by category:
Magazine Short Feature (less than 1000 words)
1st Chris Holmes October Means Prime Kayak Time
2nd Chris Holmes Exotic ‘Yak Trips
3rd Terry Jones The Great Deer Comeback in Louisiana
Magazine Regular Feature (greater than 1000 words)
1st Wendy Billiot Big Sky Ranch
2nd Steve McNemar A Right of Passage
3rd John Flores Hunting with the Carver
1st Chris Holmes The Traveling Sportsman
2nd Lyle Johnson The Lowly Goo
3rd Glynn Harris A Giant of a Man Has Fallen
Broadcast (Radio or Television, of any length)
1st Don Dubuc, Martha Spencer Chris LeCoq Wild About Hogs
2nd Chris LeCoq In Times of Disaster, Search for Opportunity
3rd Gary Rispone Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo 2017
1st Kinny Haddox A Long-Standing Friend
2nd Chris LeCoq Monster Missouri Bucks
3rd Wendy Billiot Swamp Things-The Wild Side of Maurepas Swamp
1st Chris Holmes Jumping Sailfish
2nd Chris Holmes Lava Hike
3rd John Flores The Color of Spring
For additional information: Vicki Holmes, EIC Chairman, 504-648-2354, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association is a non-profit organization comprised of active outdoor communicators including newspaper and magazine writers, columnists, editors, photographers, cartoonists, radio and television broadcast journalists, book authors, lecturers and public relations specialists.
2018 LOWA EXCELLENCE IN CRAFT WINNERS
Magazine Short Feature winners, Terry Jones, Chris Holmes and Chairman, Vicki Holmes
Magazine Regular Feature winners, Wendy Billiot, Terry Jones and Steve McNemar
Electronic award winners, Wendy Billiot, Chris LeCoq and Kinny Haddox
Broadcast award winners, Martha Spencer, Chris LeCoq, Don Dubuc and Gary Rispone
Newspaper award winners, Lyle Johnson, Glynn Harris and Chris Holmes
Photo award winners, John Flores and Chris Holmes
2018 EIC WINNING PHOTOS
1st Place by Chris Holmes-Lava Hike
2nd Place by Chris Holmes-Leaping Sailfish
Third Place by John Flores–The Color of Spring