2009 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 2009 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:
DUC Wetland's Appreciation Writing Awards
- Sponsored by Ducks Unlimited Canada)
Brock McRitchie Writing Awards
- Sponored By Len McRitchie
The Ron Miller Storytelling Awards
- Sponsored by James Murray
National Fishing Week Writing Awards
- Sponored By Canadian SportFishing Industry Association (CSIA)

NEWSPAPER/INTERNET COLUMN

1st Gus Karpes
Title: Bush Talk
Internet Column by: Yukonbooks.com/Features and Tales

2nd Gus Karpes
Title: Labor of the Season
Internet Column by: Yukonbooks.com/Features and Tales

3rd Jeff Helsdon
Title: As Conservationist, Hunters Need to Speak Up
Publication: Delhi: News Record

MAGAZINE COLUMN

1st Duane Radford
Title: Kakwa River Bull Trout Obituary
Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen

2nd Brad Fenson
Title: The Hundred Mile Meal
Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen

3rd Gord Pyzer
Title: Be the Baitfish
Publication: Outdoor Canada

NEWSPAPER/INTERNET FEATURE

1st Gord Pyzer
Title: Get the Lead In
Publication: Just Fishing

2nd John Kaplanis
Title: Moose Hunt in Wolf Territory
Publication: Chronicle Journal Newspaper

3rd Brad Fenson
Title: Inconnu Pattern
Publication: Realtree.ca

TELEVISION/VIDEO

1st Bob Izumi
Title: Shark Fishing with Jimmy Flyn

2nd Alex Gouthro
Title: Gouthro's Moose Madness "Quick-Fix" for the Hunter

3rd Bob Izumi
Title: Winter Ling and Lakers

MAGAZINE FEATURE "OTHER"

1st David Wei
Title: Crabbing 101
Publication: Pacific Yachting

2nd David Wei
Title: Spot On: Prawning 101
Publication: Pacific Yachting

3rd Sherri Canjar
Title: Cattails: The Edible Plant that Keeps On Giving
Publication: Outdoor Canada

MAGAZINE FEATURE FISHING

1st Gord Pyzer
Title: The Start of a Beautiful Relationship
Publication: In-Fisherman

2nd T.J. Schwanky
Title: The Truth about Pike
Publication: Alberta Fishing Guide

3rd Gord Pyzer
Title: Ultimate Fishing Guide Tacklebox
Publication: Outdoor Canada

MAGAZINE FEATURE HUNTING

1st T.J. Schwanky
Title: When Desire Overcomes Fear
Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen

2nd Al Voth
Title: Dropping the Hammer
Publication: Varminthunter.org

3rd T.J. Schwanky
Title: Mental Health Days
Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen

PHOTOGRAPHY

1st James Markou
Title: Mallard in Flight
Publication: D.U. Canada Conservator

2nd Neil Waugh
Title: Hazy Oldman Afternoon
Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen

3rd Duane Radford
Title: Beyond Point and Shoot
Publication: Yellowhead IT!

DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA WETLANDS APPRECIATION

1st Kevin Wilson
Title: A Marsh I Know
Publication: Western Sportsman

2nd Jeff Helsdon
Title: If You Build It, They Will Come
Publication: DU Conservator

3rd T.J. Schwanky
Title: Never on a Sunday
Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen

THE BROCK MCRITCHIE AWARD

1st Michael Hungle
Title: Introducing Kids to Waterfowling
Publication: The Outdoor Edge

2nd James Smedley
Title: Hard Water Harmony
Publication: Ontario Out of Doors

3rd Brad Fenson
Title: Randi's Rules
Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen

BOOKS

1st Ralph Shaw
Title: The Pleasure of His Company The Fishing Diaries of Jack Shaw

2nd Duane Radford/Don Meredith
Title: Conservation Pride & Passion - The Alberta Fish and Game Association 1908-2008

3rd D.C. Reid
Title: Vancouver Island Fishing Guide

THE RON MILLER STORYTELLING AWARD

1st Brad Fenson
Title: Quebec Caribou Adventures
Publication: Red Deer Advocate

2nd Bob Scammell
Title: Lamenting Old Friends
Publication: Red Deer Advocate

3rd Don MacLean
Title: The Fishing Spy
Publication: Cape Breton Post

THE NATIONAL FISHING WEEK WRITING AWARDS

1st James Smedley
Title: Successful Family Ice Fishing
Publication: Ontario Out of Doors

2nd Peter Wood
Title: Memories of a Bobber
Publication: The Kawarthan

3rd Bob Scammell
Title: Fishing with Pop
Publication: Red Deer Advocate

 


 
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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
James Murray
Sponsor of the Storyteller Awards
Len McRitchie
Sponsor of the Brock McRitchie Writing Awards
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