2005 OWC COMMUNICATIONS AWARDS WINNERS
Sponsored by Alcan Canada

This annual competition recognizes and rewards excellence in outdoor communication and promotes craft improvement. It is open to all members of the Outdoor Writers of Canada "in good standing".

In each catagory the winner of the 2005 Outdoor Communication Award is listed first followed by 2 Award of Merit winners.

The awards are presented annually at the Awards Banquet during the Outdoor Writers of Canada's annual conference.

Also Including:
Storyteller
- Sponsored by Ron Miller
DUC Wetland's Appreciation Writing Awards
- Sponsored by Ducks Unlimited Canada)
Brock McRitchie Writing Awards
- Sponored By Len McRitchie
National Fishing Week Writing Award
- Sponored By Canadian SportFishing Industry Association (CSIA)

MAGAZINE FEATURE - OTHER

1st. Tina Portman
Title: Tundra Struck.
Publisher: Nature Canada

2nd Jake MacDonald
Title: Canada's Great Bush Planes
Publisher: Outdoor Canada

3rd David Wei
Title: Wonderful By Nature
Publisher: Horizon Air Magazine

MAGAZINE FEATURE-HUNTING

1st Ken Bailey
Title: The Deer Up Here
Publisher: Outdoor Canada

2nd Ken Bailey
Title: After The Shot
Publisher: Outdoor Canada

3rd Brad Fenson
Title: Peace Country Bucks
Publisher: Sports Afield

MAGAZINE FEATURE--FISHING

1st Jake MacDonald
Title: Musky Fishing Tale
Publisher: Outdoor Canada

2nd Jake MacDonald
Title: Fishing in Cuba
Publisher: Outdoor Canada

3rd Gord Pyzer

Title: Principles of Pike Location
Publisher: In-Fisherman Magazine

MAGAZINE COLUMN

1st Gord Pyzer
Title: Off The Hook (Through The Gill Hook Removal)
Publisher: Outdoor Canada

2nd Gord Ellis
Title: Late Summer Bass Strategies
Publisher: Ontario Out of Doors

3rd Robert Scammell
Title: Banning Bait And What Else?
Publisher: Alberta Outdoorsmen

PHOTOGRAPHY

1ST Neil Waugh
Title: A River, A Rod and a Reel
Publisher: Edmonton Sun

2nd James Smedley
Title: On the Waters Edge
Publisher: Ontario Parks, Ministry of Natural Resources (T-Shirt)

3rd Russell Swerdlyk
Title: Madison River Anglers
Publisher: The Outdoors Guide

NEWSPAPER FEATURE

1st Tina Portman
Title: Reel Women on the Rise
Publisher: Toronto Sun

2nd Erich Hoyt
Title: Orcas, Orcs and Fish For Breakfast
Publisher: The Sunday Times (London, England)

3rd James Smedley 5018
Title: Anatomy of a Skunking
Publisher: The Sault Star

NEWSPAPER COLUMN

1st James Murray
Title: A River That Flows Not Far From My Home
Publisher: The Great Outdoors

2nd Robert Scammell
Title: Aspen 'Weed'has some Good Uses
Publisher: The Red Deer Advocate

3rd Lionel Gould
Title: Volunteer Birders a Breed Apart
Publisher: Owen Sound Sun Times

BOOKS

1st Jim Shockey
Title: Ultimate Big Game Adventures-Wild Hunts Across North America
Publisher: Folkart Interiors, Ltd., Victoria

2nd Erich Hoyt
Title: Marine Protected Areas For Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises: A World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation
Publlisher: Earthscan, London, England

3rd Don MacLean
Title: Discover Nova Scotia Sportfishing
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, NS

VIDEO/TV

1st Bob Izumi

Title: Twenty Years of Real Fishing

2nd Jim Shockey
Title: Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventure - 2004 TV Series

3rd Neil Waugh
Title: Bob Izumi
Title: Musky with Miles

STORYTELLER

1st Bill Thompson
Title: Santa Understood My Love of Fishing and the Outdoors
Publisher: The Record, Kitchener

2nd Don MacLean
Title: Big Game Blues
Publisher: Western Sportsman

3rd Neil Waugh
Title: A River Called Embarrass
Publisher: Edmonton Sun

DUC's WETLAND APPRECIATION WRITING AWARDS

1st Brad Fenson
Title: What a Difference a Year Makes
Publisher: Alberta Outdoorsmen

2nd Bill Thompson
Title: Maybe It's Time To Put a Price Tax On Nature
Publisher: The Record, Kitchener

3rd Brad Fenson
Title: Spring Migrants, Fall Memoirs
Publisher: Alberta Outdoorsmen

BROCK MCRITCHIE WRITING AWARDS

1st Bill Thompson
Title: Even Adults Need a Reminder on Life Jackets
Publisher: The Record, Kitchener

2nd Brad Fenson
Title: Catch Up Archery
Publisher: Western Sportsman

3rd Gord Ellis (6039)
Title: Devin's Tournament Debut
Publisher: Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal

STORYTELLER

1st Bill Thompson
Title: Santa Understood My Love of Fishing and the Outdoors
Publisher: The Record, Kitchener

2nd Don MacLean
Title: Big Game Blues
Publisher: Western Sportsman

3rd Neil Waugh
Title: A River Called Embarrass
Publisher: Edmonton Sun

 
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2009 OWC Communications Awards

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2007 OWC Communications Awards

2006 OWC Communications Awards

2005 OWC Communications Awards

Pete McGillen Award

Sponsors
Major Sponsor of the OWC National Communications Awards
Sponsor of the DUC Wetlands Appreciation Writing Awards
Sponsor of the National Fishing Week Writing Awards
Ron Miller
Sponsor of the Storyteller Awards
Len McRitchie
Sponsor of the Brock McRitchie Writing Awards
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