2015 EXCELLENCE IN CRAFT AWARDS
The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association (LOWA) honored its members during the group’s 70th annual conference, Aug. 7-8, 2015 in Morgan City. The honorees were selected for awards in the association’s 2015 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 2015 competition were judged by members of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association and other esteemed outdoor communicators from across the country.
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 members compete in six different categories.
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 Forestry Association, the Louisiana Association of Professional Biologists and the Louisiana Charter Boat Association.
The winners of the 2015 EIC competition by category:
Magazine Short Feature (less than 1000 words)
1st John Flores The Burns Point Pond
2nd Wendy Billiot Dwarf Palmetto
3rd Chris Holmes Paddlepalooza
Magazine Regular Feature (greater than 1000 words)
1st Chris Holmes Off the Grid in Panama
2nd John Flores Rice Country Specks
3rd Terry Jones Smoke Signals
1st Joe Macaluso Son’s Love Puts Blind Father in Blind
2nd Chris Holmes Sorry Charlie…
3rd Jonathan Olivier Cypress Trees are Vanishing
Broadcast (Radio or Television, of any length)
1st Gary Rispone, Mentoring through Fishing with
Chris LeCoq Belle Chasse Academy
2nd Gary Krouse The Hope in Hopedale-Part 1
3rd Chris LeCoq A Morning with Hero Hunts
1st Wendy Billiot Crawfish Tales
2nd Jonathan Olivier Experts Explain How to Prepare to Thru Hike the Appalachian Trail
3rd Chris Holmes Record Simplicity the Rule at Ride the Bull 5
Color Still Photo
1st Donna Bush Bald Eagle Cover Shot
2nd John Flores Constant Companion
3rd Donna Bush Two Great Egrets Breeding Plumage
2015 Excellence in Craft Award Winning Photos