LOWA RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE IN OUTDOOR COMMUNICATIONS
The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association (LOWA) honored its members during the group’s 72nd annual conference, August 11-12, 2017 in Natchitoches. The honorees were selected for awards in the association’s 2017 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 2017 competition were anonymously judged by members of the Florida 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 19 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 2017 EIC competition by category:
Magazine Short Feature (less than 1000 words)
1st John Flores Jack
2nd Terry Jones The Wild Girl of Catahoula
3rd Goosie Guice The Hunting Camp
Magazine Regular Feature (greater than 1000 words)
1st John Flores Senior Day
2nd Kinny Haddox Arresting Approach
3rd Kinny Haddox Where’s Waldo
1st Chris Holmes Gobble Gobble
2nd Keith Lusher A Kid Again
3rd Terry Jones
Broadcast (Radio or Television, of any length)
1st Chris LeCoq
Gary Rispone Paradise Louisiana–Louisiana Coastal Master Plan
2nd Chris LeCoq
Don Dubuc Paradise Louisiana–Alaska Cajun Invasion 2016
3rd Don Dubuc Don’s Turkey Bit
1st Don Dubuc The Saint Hokie Turkey
2nd Kinny Haddox One writer’s best Bassmaster Classic memory
3rd John Flores Platte Bayou rookeries are things that matter
1st Donna Bush Bear Eating Salmon
2nd John Manion Teal Preseason
3rd John Flores Close Encounter of the Bird Kind
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