2010 LOWA Youth Journalism Contest

The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association (LOWA) honored the winners of its 2010 Youth Journalism Contest (YJC) at its 65th annual conference held in Covington on Saturday, August 7, 2010.  An annual event, the contest focuses on building literacy among outdoor youth while promoting involvement in the outdoors.

Students share personal experiences in hunting, fishing, boating, camping, horseback riding, hiking, or any other activities where they engage with nature and the environment. Judges look for literate and enthusiastic work along with photography that captures the essence and spirit of Louisiana.

Prize monies are donated by the Louisiana Chapter of Safari Clubs International, and the Baton Rouge Advocate provided advertising and press releases in the promotion of the contest. First through fourth place winners receive award certificates and cash prizes. The categories are Photography (18 and under), Senior Essay (14-18), and Junior Essay (13 and under).

The 2010 YJC photography winners and their photos:

 

1st Place:

Jacob Thompson

Flight of the Egret

Oak Forest Academy

Amite, LA

 

2nd Place:

Brittany Gosserand

Louisiana Reflections

St. Michael the Arc Angel High School

Baton Rouge, LA

 

3rd Place:

Emily Winter

Stream of Serenity

Home Schooled

Gonzales, LA

 

4th Place:

Dylan Duvio

Gator Camouflage

John Curtis Christian School

Kenner, LA

 

The 2010 YJC Senior Essays 14-18 age group:

 

1st Place:

Catherine Parsiola

Nature’s Spectacle

Berwick High School

Berwick, LA

 

2nd Place:

Joshua Bellau

Louisiana Education:  Reading, Writing, Arithmetic…& Fishing!

John Curtis Christian School

Kenner, LA

 

3rd Place:

Jacob Thompson

Photo Challenger

Oak Forest Academy

Amite, LA

 

4th Place:

William Guilbeau

My Outdoors

Academy of Environmental Sciences

Youngsville, LA

 

The 2010 YJC Junior Essays 7-13 age group:

 

1st Place:

Madeleine Juneau

Magpie Lessons

Glasgow Middle School

Baton Rouge, LA

 

2nd Place:

Ashley Davis

Deer Stand Education

Lee Road Jr. High School

Covington, LA

 

3rd Place:

Alexis Lang

Will I Ever Get To Go Fishing Again

John Curtis Christian School

Kenner, LA

 

4th Place:

Joe Stassi

Duck Hunting At Dawn

Dutchtown Middle School

Prairieville, LA

 

2010 YJC Winning Photos

2010 YJC Winners