2015 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 2015 Outdoor Communication Award is listed first followed by 2 Award of Merit winners.

The awards are presented annually.

Also Including:
National Communication Awards
- Sponsored by Canadian National Sportsmen's Shows and Shimano
- Photography Category Co-Sponsored by Leica
The Ducks Unlimited Canada Wetlands Appreciation Award
- Sponsored by Ducks Unlimited Canada
The Future of Hunting in Canada Writing Award
- Sponsored by Delta Waterfowl
The Brock McRitchie Writing Award
- Sponored By Len McRitchie
Magnificent Manitoba Writing Award
- Sponored By Travel Manitoba
National Fishing Week Writing Awards
- Sponored By Canadian Sporfishing Industry Association (CSIA)

NEWSPAPER/INTERNET COLUMN/BLOG
1st Ken Bailey
Title: Keep It Up
Published by: The Fishin' Hole

2nd Al Voth
Title: Where Coyotes Sleep
Published by: North America Hunting Club Website

3rd Al Voth
Title: Use the Wrong Gun
Published by: North America Hunting Club Website

MAGAZINE COLUMN
1st Bob Scammell
Title: Everyman's Crick or Dry Gulch
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

2nd Duane Radford
Title: Idle No More
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

3rd Brad Fenson
Title: Snow Goose Dilemmas
Published by: Wildfowl

BOOKS
1st Duane Radford
Title: The Cowboy Way
Published by: Blue Bike Books

2nd Alan Davy
Title: How to Hunt the Wild Turkey
Published by: Self-Published

3rd Jeff Morrison
Title: Canadian Fishing Cookbook
Published by: Company's Coming

NEWSPAPER/INTERNET FEATURE
1st James Smedleyl
Title: Rollin' of the River
Published by: The Sault Star

2nd Gord Pyzer
Title: Crappies - The Best Kept Secret No Longer
Published by: Just Fishing!

3rd Kevin Wilson
Title: A Tribute to Hunting Dogs
Published by: Canadian Outdoorsman

TELEVISION/VIDEO
1st Neil Waugh
Title: Castles in the Air
Publisher: Storyhive - Telus Optik

2nd Dave Mercer
Title: SUP Largies
Publisher: Dave Mercer Outdoors Inc.

3rd Bob Izumi
Title: Slammin' Wimbait Walleye
Publisher: Bob Izumi's Fishing Show

MAGAZINE FEATURE - OTHER
1st Bob Scammell
Title: The Good Garlic Revolution
Published by: All Season Garden Guide - 2014

2nd Ken Bailey
Title: Acadian Rhythym
Published by: Outdoor Canada

3rd James Smedley
Title: Keepers
Published by: Ontario Out of Doors Magazine

MAGAZINE FEATURE - FISHING
1st Gord Pyzer
Title: On Top of the Muskie World
Published by: Outdoor Canada

2nd Scott Gardner
Title: Keys to Success
Published by: Outdoor Canada

3rd Duane Radford
Title: Fly Fishing with a Nymph
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

MAGAZINE FEATURE - HUNTING
1st Lowell Strauss
Title: Different Strokes - Duck Hunting from a Kayak
Published by: Western Sportsman

2nd Brad Fenson
Title: Of Moose and Men
Published by: North American Hunter

3rd Brad Fenson
Title: Turning Dreams into Reality
Published by: Western Sportsmen

PHOTOGRAPHY - FISH AND WILDLIFE
1st James Markou
Title: Red Head Takeoff
Published by: Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

2nd Duane Radford
Title: Rainbow Trout
Published by: B.C. Outdoors

3rd Duane Radford
Title: Bull Elk During the Rut
Published by: The Outdoor Edge

PHOTOGRAPHY - SCENERY, LANDSCAPE AND PLANTS
1st James Smedley
Title: Mouth of the Chippewa
Published by: Lake Superior Magazine

2nd Brad Fenson
Title: Yukon Sunrise
Published by: North American Hunter

3rd Duane Radford
Title: Maligne Lake
Published by: The Outdoor Edge

PHOTOGRAPHY - OUTDOOR ACTIVITY
1st James Smedley
Title: Big Whitey
Published by: Ontario Out of Doors

2nd Brad Fenson
Title: Full Draw
Published by: B.C. Outdoors

3rd James Smedley
Title: Agawa River Rapids
Published by: Paddling Magazine

DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA WETLANDS APPRECIATION AWARD
1st Wes David
Title: Alberta's Stocked Waters
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

2nd Brad Fenson
Title: Snow Goose Dilemmas
Published by: Wildfowl

3rd Jeff Smith
Title: Canada's Duck Stamp
Published by: American Waterfowler

THE BROCK MCRITCHIE WRITING AWARD
1st Patrick Walsh
Title: Hunting: That's My Boy
Published by: Outdoor Canada

2nd James Smedley
Title: Guide to Successful Family Ice Fishing
Published by: Northern Ontario Travel

3rd James Smedley
Title: Building Character in the Graham Area
Published by: The Outdoors Guide

DELTA WATERFOWL FUTURE OF HUNTING IN CANADA AWARD
1st Ken Bailey
Title: Move Over, Mallards
Published by: Outdoor Canada

2nd Ken Bailey
Title: Fowl Behaviour
Published by: Outdoor Canada

3rd Jeff Smith
Title: Canada's Duck Stamp
Published by: American Waterfowler

TRAVEL MANITOBA MAGNIFICENT MANITOBA WRITING AWARD
Scott Gardner
Title: Manitoba Magic
Published by: Outdoor Canada

THE NATIONAL FISHING WEEK WRITING AWARD
1st Gord Pyzer
Title: Maddie and I
Published by: Northern Ontario Travel - Canada's Great Outdoors

2nd James Smedley
Title: Old Growth
Published by: Northern Ontario Travel - Canada's Great Outdoors

3rd Jeff Schlachter
Title: The Serenity of the Upper Bow
Published by: Canadian Outdoorsman

 

 
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2017 OWC Communications Awards

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

2005 OWC Communications Awards

Pete McGillen Award

Sponsors
Major Sponsors of the OWC National Communications Awards
Co-Sponsor of Photography Categories
Sponsor of the DUC Wetlands Appreciation Writing Awards
Sponsor of the National Fishing Week Writing Awards
Sponsor of the Magnificent Manitoba Writing Award

Len McRitchie
Sponsor of the Brock McRitchie Writing Awards

Sponsor of the Delta Waterfowl Writing Award
Sponsor of the Rising Star Award

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