2016 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 2016 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 Award in Conservation
- Sponsored by Ducks Unlimited Canada
The Future of Hunting in Canada Writing Awards
- Sponsored by Delta Waterfowl
The Brock McRitchie Writing Awards
- Sponsored By Len McRitchie
National Fishing Week Writing Awards
- Sponsored By Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association (CSIA)
Rising Star Awards
- Sponsored By Outdoor Writers of Canada
Pass it On Award
- Sponsored By Bass Pro Shops

NEWSPAPER/INTERNET COLUMN
1st Gord Pyzer
Title: Ontario's Bucket List Gar
Published by: Northern Ontario Travel - Canada's Great Outdoors

2nd Ken Bailey
Title: Sealing the Deal
Published by: The Fishin' Hole Website

3rd Bob Scammell
Title: Democracy Denied
Published by: The Red Deer Advocate

MAGAZINE COLUMN
1st Scott Garner
Title: Keep it Simple
Published by: Outdoor Canada

2nd Don Meredith
Title: Idle Draining the Battery
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

3rd Scott Gardner
Title: Fighting Form
Published by: Outdoor Canada

NEWSPAPER/INTERNET FEATURE
1st Tim Allard
Title: Fishing for Smallies in Zebra Mussel Waters
Published by: Wired2Fish

2nd Tim Allard
Title: Five Keys to Catching River Current Smallmouths
Published by: Wired2Fish

3rd Al Voth
Title: Foxes vs. Coyoetes - Calling Strategies for Each
Published by: Scout Look Weather Website

TELEVISION/VIDEO
1st Dave Mercer
Title: Niagara Falls Steel with Paul Castellano

2nd Bob Izumi
Title: Ontario's Sunset Country Ice Fishing

3rd Heather and Kevin Wilson
Title: Nemesis No More

MAGAZINE FEATURE - OTHER
1st Sheri Monk
Title: Sufferin' Suffield
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

2nd Bob Scammell
Title: Gourmet Gardening
Published by: The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Guide

3rd Brad Fenson
Title: Kissing Cousins
Published by: Deer and Deer Hunting

MAGAZINE FEATURE - FISHING
1st Brad Fenson
Title: Fly-Fishing Pike
Published by: Alberta Guide to Sport Fishing Regulations

2nd TJ Schwanky
Title: The Dry Fly Angler's Serendipity
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

3rd James Smedley
Title: Working Our Walleye Game through Competitive Anglng
Published by: Ontario Out of Doors

MAGAZINE FEATURE - HUNTING
1st Al Voth
Title: Bear Attack!
Published by: BC Outdoors

2nd April Scott-Clarke
Title: Adventures in Bear Country
Published by: Ontario Out of Doors

3rd Kevin Wilson
Title: Muzzleloader Mulies
Published by: Outdoor Canada

PHOTOGRAPHY - FISH AND WILDLIFE
1st Duane S. Radford
Title: Bugling Bull Elk
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

2nd James Smedley
Title: Great Blue Heron
Published by: Wilderness North

3rd Duane S. Radford
Title: Cut Throat Trout Cover Photo
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

PHOTOGRAPHY - SCENERY, LANDSCAPE AND PLANTS
1st Duane S. Radford
Title: Bull trout on the Fly - Spey Casting
Published by: Canadian Outdoorsman

2nd Ken Bailey
Title: Atlantic Salmon - the Fish of 1000 Casts
Published by: The Fishin' Hole (online)

3rd Jeff Helsdon
Title: Lake Erie for Jumbo Perch
Published by: Canadian Outdoorsman

PHOTOGRAPHY - OUTDOOR ACTIVITY
1st Duane S. Radford
Title: Bull Trout on the Fly
Published by: Canadian Outdoorsman

2nd James Smedley
Title: Petar and the Giant
Published by: Sentier Chasse Peche

3rd TJ Schwanky
Title: Precarious Position
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA AWARD IN CONSERVATION
1st Jeff Helsdon
Title: Miner Bands Carry a Message
Published by: Delta Waterfowl Hunt Annual 2015

2nd Duane S. Radford
Title: Pandora's Box
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

3rd Duane S. Radford
Title: Delta Waterfowl's Predator Management
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

THE BROCK MCRITCHIE WRITING AWARD
1st Wes David
Title: Pike are for Kids
Published by: Bob Izumi's Real Fishing

2nd Robert Scriba
Title: Little Boys Fishing, Rocks and a River
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

3rd Jeff Helsdon
Title: Kids and Dogs Go Together like Peanut Butter and Jam
Published by: Ruffed Grouse Society

DELTA WATERFOWL FUTURE OF HUNTING IN CANADA AWARD
1st Ken Bailey
Title: Women and Waterfowling
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

2nd Duane S. Radford
Title: Delta Waterfowl's Predator Management
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

3rd Duane S. Radford
Title: Elk Hunting Success - Is it just luck or good management?
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

THE NATIONAL FISHING WEEK WRITING AWARD
1st Tim Allard
Title: All in the Family
Published by: Ontario Out of Doors

2nd Duane S. Radford
Title: Fishing Memories
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

3rd Gord Pyzer
Title: Slip Slidin' Away
Published by: Northern Ontario Travel - Canada's Great Outdoors

BASS PRO SHOP PASS IT ON AWARD
Joseph A. Montgomery

 
Awards Submenu
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

Len McRitchie
Sponsor of the Brock McRitchie Writing Awards

Sponsor of the Delta Waterfowl Writing Award
Sponsor of the Rising Star Award
Sponsor of the Pass it On Award

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