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

 

Newspaper

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   

 

Electronic

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 

 

Photo

1st       Donna Bush         Bear Eating Salmon

2nd      John Manion        Teal Preseason

3rd       John Flores          Close Encounter of the Bird Kind

For additional information:

Vicki Holmes

EIC Chairman

vicki.lowa@att.net

2017 LOWA EXCELLENCE IN CRAFT WINNERS

EIC Chairman, Vicki Holmes, with 2017 Photo winners, John Manion, Donna Bush, John Flores with contest sponsor, Sam Barbera of the Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Foundation

EIC Chairman, Vicki Holmes, with 2017 Photo winners, John Manion, Donna Bush, John Flores with contest sponsor, Sam Barbera of the Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Foundation

Vicki and Sam along with the Broadcast category winners, Chris LeCoq, Don Dubuc and Gary Rispone.

Vicki and Sam along with the Broadcast category winners, Chris LeCoq, Don Dubuc and Gary Rispone.

Vicki and Sam with the Newspaper category winners, Keith Lusher, Chris Holmes and Terry Jones.

Vicki and Sam with the Newspaper category winners, Keith Lusher, Chris Holmes and Terry Jones.

Vicki and Sam with the Magazine Regular Feature category winners, John Flores and Kinny Haddox.

Vicki and Sam with the Magazine Regular Feature category winners, John Flores and Kinny Haddox.

Vicki and Sam with the Magazine Short Feature category, John Flores, James "Goosie" Guice and Terry Jones.

Vicki and Sam with the Magazine Short Feature category, John Flores, James “Goosie” Guice and Terry Jones.

2017 EIC WINNING PHOTOS

1st Place Photo by Donna Bush.  Bear Eating Salmon

1st Place Photo by Donna Bush. Bear Eating Salmon

2nd Place Photo by John Manion.  Teal Preseason

2nd Place Photo by John Manion. Teal Preseason

3rd Place Photo by John Flores.  Close Encounter of the Bird Kind

3rd Place Photo by John Flores. Close Encounter of the Bird Kind