2014 EXCELLENCE IN CRAFT AWARDS
The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association (LOWA) honored members during the group’s 69th annual conference, Aug. 8-9 in Houma. The honorees were selected for awards in the association’s 2014 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 2014 competition were judged by members of the Georgia 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.
The contest awards cash prizes to the winners and is co-sponsored by: Louisiana Forestry Association, Louisiana Association of Professional Biologists, Louisiana Charter Boat Association, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, Louisiana Chapter and the Coastal Conservation Association.
Magazine Short Feature (less than 1000 words)
1st Wendy Billiot: Helpful Spanish Moss
2nd Terry Jones: Ammo Shortage Nothing New
3rd Chris Holmes: Have Kayak, Will Travel
Magazine Regular Feature (more than 1,000 words)
1st Wendy Billiot: Bald Cypress
2nd Butch Thurmond: Lake Charles Nature Trip
3rd Steve McNemar: Coastal Restoration—Will The Next Conversation Be About Retreating and Protecting?
1st John Flores: Cocodrie Diva Catches Stingray-State Record Pending
2nd Glynn Harris: They Call Him Captain Sammy
3rd John Flores: Louisiana Couple Only Miss Rio
Broadcast (radio or television)
1st Chris LeCoq: Remembering Frank Davis
2nd Glynn Harris: Sound of Silence
3rd Chris LeCoq: Baseball Fishing Legends Trip
1st Wendy Billiot: How Do You Like Your Eggs?
2nd Jonathan Olivier: Turkey Talk
3rd John Flores: 4-H Shooting Program Scores High Marks
Black and White Still Photograph
1st John Flores: Maestro of the March
2nd John Flores: The Final Approach
3rd Lyle Johnson: Columbia Glacier Icebergs
Color Still Photograph
1st John Flores: Duck Darling
2nd Chris Holmes: Red in the Weeds
3rd John Flores: Margarita Morning
For more information, contact LOWA 2014 EIC Chairman, Don Dubuc at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Excellence in Craft Winning Photos