2008 OWC COMMUNICATIONS AWARDS WINNERS

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 category the winner of the 2008 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.

NEWSPAPER COLUMN

1st Robert Scammell
Title: The Courts Have it All Wrong
Publication: The Red Deer Advocate

2nd Robert Scammell
Title: Deer Holocaust Can’t Work
Publication: The Red Deer Advocate

3rd Ken Bailey
Title: The Bear Necessities
Publication: Grain News

MAGAZINE COLUMN

1st Gord Ellis
Title: Trout in Turmoil
Publication: Ontario Out of Doors

2nd Don Meredith
Title: No Child Inside
Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen

3rd Gord Pyzer
Title: The Japanese Invasion
Publication: Outdoor Canada

NEWSPAPER FEATURE

1st John Kaplanis
Title: Tracking the Wolf
Publication: Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal

2nd John Kaplanis
Title: Bears at Eye Level
Publication: Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal

3rd Gord Ellis
Title: On The Trail of Wild Mushrooms
Publication: Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal

MAGAZINE FEATURE “OTHER”

1st James Smedley
Title: Wabakimi Experience: Closing a Family Paddling Chapter
Publication: Kanawa Magazine

2nd Duane Radford
Title: Andy Russell: Canada’s Conservation Icon
Publication: Outdoor Edge Magazine

3rd James Smedley
Title: Honing Skills and Hooking Steelhead
Publication: Lake Superior Angler

MAGAZINE FEATURE FISHING

1st Ken Bailey
Title: Confessions of a George River Junkie
Publication: Outdoor Canada Magazine

2nd James Smedley
Title: Don’t Blame the Walleye
Publication: Ontario Out of Doors

3rd Bob Sexton
Title: Making History in Mexico
Publication: Outdoor Canada

MAGAZINE FEATURE HUNTING

1st T.J. Schwanky
Title: Quite a First Day
Publication: Western Sportsman

2nd Al Voth
Title: Coyote School: Missed Shots are OK
Publication: The Varmint Hunter Magazine

3rd Jeff Helsdon
Title: A Sneaky Approach
Publication: Ontario Out of Doors

PHOTOGRAPHY

1st James Smedley
Title: Winter Walleye
Publication: Ontario Out of Doors

2nd TJ Schwanky
Title: Bugles in the High Country
Publication: Sports Scene

3rd James Smedley
Title: Smiling Walleye Boy
Publication: Canadian Sportsfishing Industry Association

DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA WETLANDS APPRECIATION

1st T.J. Schwanky
Title: Wetland Safari
Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen

2nd Don MacLean
Title: Wetlands and Trout
Publication: Cape Breton Post

3rd Ron Montgomery
Title: DUC Committed to Science and Education
Publication: MacLeod Gazette

THE BROCK MCRITCHIE AWARD

1st Don Meredith
Title: No Child Inside
Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen

2nd Gord Ellis
Title: A Great Day Afield
Publication: Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal

3rd James Smedley
Title: Family Fishing at Lodge 88/The Family That Fishes Together…
Publication: The Sault Star

BOOKS

1st Betty Pratt-Johnson
Title: 151 Dives in the Protected Waters of British Columbia and Washington State
Publisher: Betty Pratt-Johnson/Adventure Publishing

2nd Len Rich
Title: Memoirs of a Fly Fisher
Publisher: Jesperson Publishing

3rd Dennis Reid
Title: Maximum Salmon
Publisher: Harbour Publishing

 
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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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