2017 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 2017 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

NEWSPAPER/INTERNET COLUMN/BLOG
1st Brad Fenson
Title: Give Yourself a Break
Published by: Bowhunting World

2nd Gord Pyzer
Title: Understanding Northern Pike - Like Never Before (Part 2)
Published by: Outdoor Canada Magazine

3rd Brad Fenson
Title: Canadian Quirts and Quacks
Published by: Wildfowl

MAGAZINE COLUMN
1st Don Meredith
Title: Finding Our Way
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

2nd Gary Moore
Title: Why I Hunt
Published by: Northwoods Sporting Journal

3rd Gord Pyzer
Title: How to Manage Bait Like a Pro
Published by: Outdoor Canada Magazine

BOOKS
1st Duane Radford
Title: Fishing Northern Canada for Lake Trout, Grayling and Arctic Char
Publisher: North Country Press

2nd Joan Marie Galat
Title: Dot to Dot in the Sky: Stories of the Aurora
Publisher: Whitecap Books

3rd Gord McIntyre
Title: Remembering Richly - The Rewarding Outdoors
Publisher: Burnstown Publishing House

NEWSPAPER/INTERNET FEATURE
1st Ken Bailey
Title: Finding Success on Crowded Trout Streams
Published by: The Fishin' Hole

2nd Gord Pyzer
Title: Rigged and Ready for Prime Shield Waters
Published by: Just Fishin'

3rd Kevin Wilson
Title: The Art and Science of Hunting Rubs and Scrapes
Published by: Canadian Outdoorsman Magazine

TELEVISION/VIDEO
1st Kevin and Heather Wilson
Title: Full Strut Merriam's

2nd Bob Izumi
Title: French River Bass

3rd Dave Mercer
Title: Algae Bloom Bass Bonanza

MAGAZINE FEATURE - OTHER
1st Lowell Strauss
Title: Wasting Away
Published by: Western Canadian Game Warden

2nd Ken Bailey
Title: Where the Vikings Roamed
Published by: Outdoor Canada Magazine

3rd Judie Steeves
Title: Okanagan Sockeye
Published by: BC Outdoors

MAGAZINE FEATURE - FISHING
1st Gord Pyzer
Title: Bucket List Bluefins
Published by: In-Fisherman Magazine

2nd Scott Gardner
Title: Game of Bones
Published by: Outdoor Canada Magazine

3rd Brad Fenson
Title: Three Seasons of Northern Pike
Published by: Barry Mitchell's Alberta Fishing Guide

MAGAZINE FEATURE - HUNTING
1st Steve Galea
Title: Moment of Reverence
Published by: Ontario Out of Doors

2nd David Wei
Title: Triple Down
Published by: Western Wood and Waters

3rd Jeff Schlacter
Title: Elk Under the Skin
Published by: Western Woods and Waters

PHOTOGRAPHY - FISH AND WILDLIFE
1st Nick Trehearne
Title: Winter Chill
Published by: BC Outdoors

2nd Nick Trehearne
Title: Spring Bear
Published by: Bowhunt America

3rd Craig Temple
Title: Ram on the Rocks
Published by: Canadian Outdoorsman Magazine

PHOTOGRAPHY - SCENERY, LANDSCAPE AND PLANTS
1st Bill Curry
Title:Milky Way over Port Maitland Beach
Published by: Saltscapes

2nd Nick Trehearne
Title: Rolling In
Published by: Scout Look Weather

3rd Craig Temple
Title: Frosty Morning
Published by: North American Deer Hunter Magazine

PHOTOGRAPHY - OUTDOOR ACTIVITY
1st Nick Trehearne
Title: Taking Aim
Published by: Eastman's Hunting Journal

2nd Craig Temple
Title: Silhouetted in the Mountains
Published by: Canadian Outdoorsman Magazine

3rd Ken Bailey
Title: Rooster Reckoning
Published by: Outdoor Canada Magazine

DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA AWARD IN CONSERVATION
1st Judie Steeves
Title: Okanagan Sockeye
Published by: BC Outdoors

2nd Judie Steeves
Title: Mission Creek Restoration
Published by: BC Outdoors

3rd Jeff Helsdon
Title: Nest Structure Pioneers
Published by: Delta Waterfowl

THE BROCK MCRITCHIE WRITING AWARD
1st Kevin Wilson
Title: Equipping Kids for the Outdoors
Published by: Canadian Outdoorsman Magazine

2nd Kevin Wilson
Title: Teaching Kids to Shoot
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

3rd Scott Gardner
Title: Weathering the Wilds
Published by: Outdoor Canada Magazine

DELTA WATERFOWL FUTURE OF HUNTING IN CANADA AWARD
1st Jeff Helsdon
Title: Making Ducks out of Blue Birds
Published by: Ontario Out of Doors

2nd Brad Fenson
Title: Giving Thanks
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

3rd Kevin Wilson
Title: Equipping Kids for the Outdoors
Published by: Canadian Outdoorsman Magazine

THE NATIONAL FISHING WEEK WRITING AWARD
1st Gord Pyzer
Title:National Fishing Week - A Brave New World
Published by: Outdoor Canada Magazine

2nd Duane S. Radford
Title: 2016 National Fishing Week
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen

3rd James Smedley
Title: Fishing with the Next Generation
Published by: Northern Ontario Fishing Handbook

 
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

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