2011 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 2011 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
Delta Waterfowl Writing Awards
- Sponsored by Delta Waterfowl
Brock McRitchie Writing Awards
- Sponored By Len McRitchie
The Len Rich Tight Lines Award (for Up and Coming Writers)
- Sponsored by Sue Buckle
National Fishing Week Writing Awards
- Sponored By Canadian SportFishing Industry Association (CSIA)

NEWSPAPER/INTERNET COLUMN
1st Bob Scammell
Title: Planned Crown Land Sale 'Really Stinks'
Published by: The Red Deer Advocate

2nd Neil Waugh
Title: Home Stream Advantage
Published by: Edmonton Sun

3rd Lionel Gould
Title: Magical Time to be a Birder
Published by:Owen Sound Sun Times

MAGAZINE COLUMN
1st T.J. Schwanky
Title: Pack Dogs
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

2nd Brad Fenson
Title: The DeHavilland Beaver
Published by: The Outdoor Edge

3rd Gordon Pyzer
Title: Lunar Lunkers/Bad Moon Rising
Published by: Outdoor Canada Magazine

NEWSPAPER/INTERNET FEATURE
1st David Wei
Title: 28-Gauge Deadly?
Published by: Great Canadian Sportsman

2nd John Kaplanis
Title: First Bear Hunt Memorable for Father and Son
Published by: The Chronicle Journal Newspaper

3rd David Wei
Title: Following The Ocean Star to Excellent Fishing at Dundas Island
Published by: The Vancouver Sun

TELEVISION/VIDEO
1st Dave Mercer
Title: Goliath Grouper shown on Facts of Fishing Show

2nd Dave Mercer
Title: Mini-Me shown on Facts of Fishing TV Show

3rd Bob Izumi
Title: Queen Charlotte Islands shown on Real Fishing TV

MAGAZINE FEATURE "OTHER"
1st David Wei
Title: Beach and Estuary Fishing 101
Published by: Pacific Yachting

2nd Susan Doyle
Title: Wild Game 101
Published by: Ontario Out of Doors Magazine

3rd David Wei
Title: Chum Salmon Derbies
Published by: BC Outdoors Sport Fishing Magazine

MAGAZINE FEATURE FISHING
1st Gordon Pyzer
Title: Demythdefying
Published by: Outdoor Canada

2nd Bob Sexton
Title: Natural Capital
Published by: Outdoor Canada

3rd Gordon Pyzer
Title: The Grand Slam of Ice Fishing
Published by: Outdoor Canada

MAGAZINE FEATURE HUNTING
1st David Wei
Title: Hunting Street Smart Local Geese
Published by: BC Outdoors Hunting and Shooting

2nd Marty Roberts
Title: Turkey Decoys and Setups
Published by: Ontario Out of Doors Magazine

3rd Kevin Wilson
Title: Proactive Whitetail Strategies
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

PHOTOGRAPHY
1st David Wei
Title: Orca Family Pod in Johnstone Strait
Published by: BC Outdoor Sport Fishing Magazine

2nd Jim Markou
Title: White Tailed Deer
Published by: Ontario Out of Doors

3rd T.J. Schwanky
Title: Yukon Dreams
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA WETLANDS APPRECIATION
1st Jeff Helsdon
Title: Commitment to Conservation
Published by: DU Conservator

2nd T.J. Schwanky
Title: A Dan-dy Waterfowl Hunt
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

3rd Bill Stilwell
Title: Habitat Restoration is Good for Wildlife
Published by: Brandon Sun

THE BROCK MCRITCHIE AWARD
1st David Wei
Title: A Waterfowler Heritage Days Hunt
Published by: The Outdoor Edge

2nd James Smedley
Title: Ogkl Walleye
Published by: The Outdoor Guide

3rd Brad Fenson
Title: Last Day Success
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

BOOKS
1st Tim Allard
Title: Ice Fishing: The Ultimate Guide

2nd Bill Stilwell
Title: Manitoba Wild

3rd Paul Marriner
Title: Atlantic Salmon: A Fly Fishing Reference

THE LEN RICH TIGHT LINES AWARD
1st Wade Sali
Title: Winter Water Wonder
Published by: n/a

2nd Wes David
Title: How Young is Too Young
Published by: n/a

3rd Wes David
Title: Missed Hunting Opportunities in the Western Provinces
Published by: n/a

THE NATIONAL FISHING WEEK WRITING AWARDS
1st Jeff Helsdon
Title: Give Fishing a Try
Published by: Tillsonburg News

2nd Brad Fenson
Title: A Fishing Trip for Mom
Published by: The Outdoor Edge

3rd Bob Scammell
Title: Fishing Community is a Family
Published by: The Red Deer Advocate

 

 
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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

Friends and Family of Len Rich
Sponsor of The Len Rich Tight Lines Award (for Up and Coming Writers)

Len McRitchie
Sponsor of the Brock McRitchie Writing Awards

Sponsor of the Delta Waterfowl Writing Award

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