2012 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 2012 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 the Friends and Family of Len Rich
National Fishing Week Writing Awards
- Sponored By Canadian SportFishing Industry Association (CSIA)

NEWSPAPER/INTERNET COLUMN
1st Ken Bailey
Title: Small Mouth Bass - an Oft Over-looked Challenge
Published by: The Fishing Hole Website

2nd Gord Pyzer
Title: Ontario's Knee Knocking Muskie Waters
Published by: Northern Ontario Travel Website

3rd Wes David
Title: Hand-on Wildlife Education
Published by:Airdrie Echo

MAGAZINE COLUMN
1st Bob McGary
Title: Lake Huron in Peril
Published by: Ontario Out of Doors

2nd Gord Ellis
Title: Do Soft-Plastic Baits Threaten Trout?
Published by: Ontario Out of Doors

3rd Ken Bailey
Title: Bull Shift
Published by: Outdoor Canada

NEWSPAPER/INTERNET FEATURE
1st Brad Fenson
Title: Boys, Bows and Black Bear
Published by: Canadian Bow Hunting

2nd Brad Fenson
Title: Best Times for Lakers
Published by: Great Canadian Sportsman

3rd Gord Pyzer
Title: Where the Giant Awaits
Published by: Just Fishing

TELEVISION/VIDEO
1st Dave Mercer
Title: Facts of Fishing : Microline Smallies

2nd Dave Mercer
Title: Facts of Fising: Maina Musky

3rd Bob Izumi
Title: Vancouver Island Adventure

MAGAZINE FEATURE "OTHER"
1st Don Meredith
Title: Death in the Woods
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

2nd Brad Fenson
Title: The Lure of Northern Fishing
Published by: Northern Flyer

3rd Wes David
Title: Prairie Ring Necks
Published by: Great Canadian Sportsman

MAGAZINE FEATURE FISHING
1st Patrick Walsh
Title: Tackling a Tradition
Published by: Outdoor Canada

2nd Scott Gardner
Title: Catching the Cajun Way
Published by: Outdoor Canada

3rd Bob Scammell
Title: Secrets of the Phenological Fishing
Published by: The Old Farmer's Almanac

MAGAZINE FEATURE HUNTING
1st Gary Moore
Title: Memoires Abound at Hunting Camp
Published by: Northwoods Sporting Journal

2nd Burt Myers
Title: Hunting with Norm
Published by: Ducks Unlimited Conservator

3rd Brad Fenson / Michael Hungle
Title: Canada's Back Country Moose / Honkers and Homework
Published by: American Hunter / American Waterfowler

PHOTOGRAPHY
1st James Markou
Title: Northern Owl
Published by: Ontario Wildlife Foundation Calendar

2nd Mike Bohonis
Title: Cover Photo
Published by: Chronicle Journal "Outdoors Guide"

3rd T.J. Schwanky
Title: Bighorn Lamb
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA WETLANDS APPRECIATION
1st Judie Steeves
Title: Treat Water with Wetlands
Published by: Kelowna Capital News

2nd Brad Fenson
Title: Changing Times
Published by: Fowling Canada

3rd T.J. Schwanky
Title: Water Shoots
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

THE BROCK MCRITCHIE AWARD
1st Brad Fenson
Title: Cam's Biggest Buck
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

2nd Mario Carr
Title: A Mother's Greatest Gift
Published by: Ontario Out of Doors

3rd James Smedley
Title: Sharing the Magic of the Coastal Rainforest
Published by: The Sault Star

DELTA WATERFOWL FUTURE OF HUNTING IN CANADA AWARD
1st Duane Radford
Title: Become a Complete Hunter
Published by: The Outdoor Edge

2nd Jeff Helson
Title: The Push for Youth
Published by: Ontario Out of Doors

3rd Duane Radford
Title: Hunting Permission How To
Published by: The Outdoor Edge

THE NATIONAL FISHING WEEK WRITING AWARDS
1st Bob Scammell
Title: Fishing Community is a Family
Published by: The Red Deer Advocate

2nd Wil Wegman
Title: Switching from the Real Thing
Published by: Catch Fishing Special Sections

3rd Gord Ellis
Title: Surf and Turf Season Arrives
Published by: Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal Times News

 

 
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2016 OWC Communications Awards

2015 OWC Communications Awards

2014 OWC Communications Awards

2013 OWC Communications Awards

2012 OWC Communications Awards

2011 OWC Communications Awards

2010 OWC Communications Awards

2009 OWC Communications Awards

2008 OWC Communications Awards

2007 OWC Communications Awards

2006 OWC Communications Awards

Pete McGillen Award

Sponsors
Major Sponsors 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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