2019 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 2019 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 Benelli
The Future of Hunting in Canada Writing Awards
- Sponsored by Delta Waterfowl

1. NEWSPAPER/INTERNET COLUMN/BLOG
1st Gord Pyzer
Title:Why Female Walleye Grow So Much Bigger
Published by: Outdoorcanada.ca

2nd Scott Gardner
Title: 5 Essential Tackle Tune-Ups to Avoid Early-Season Fly-Fishing Disasters
Published by: Outdoorcanada.ca

3rd Gord Pyzer
Title: Do you keep Fall Smallmouth
Published by: Outdoorcanada.ca

2. NEWSPAPER/INTERNET FEATURE
1st Scott Gardner
Title: Beyond Belief in Belize: The Wild True Tale of a Bucket-List Tropical Adventure
Published by: Outdoorcanada.ca

2nd James Smedley
Title: Unwinding in Obatanga
Published by: Northern Ontario Travel

3rd Brad Fenson

Title: A Crossbow Adventure for Massive Saskatchewan Black Bears
Published by: Bowhunting World

3. BOOKS
1st Barry White
Title: “My” Bow River
Publisher: Barry White

2nd Gary Moore
Title: Four Seasons in Vermont
Publisher: Caledonian Record

3rd Gord Pyzer & Scott Gardner
Title: Ontario's Top Fish!
Publisher: Outdoor Canada

4. TELEVISION/VIDEO
1st Vanessa Harrop
Title: Bowhunting for Sable
Broadcaster: WildTV

2nd Dave Mercer
Title: The Underestimated Arctic Grayling: Ep 1108
Broadcaster: The Facts of Fishing THE SHOW

3rd Vanessa Harrop
Title: Birthday Buffalo
Broadcaster: WildTV

5. MAGAZINE COLUMN
1st T.J. Schwanky
Title: The Hunt Is All About the Journey
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen Magazine

2nd Kevin Wilson
Title:Politics & Predators
Published by: Wild Guide Magazine

3rd Gord Pyzer
Title: Hit the Water Running / Prep Time
Published by: Outdoor Canada Magazine

6. MAGAZINE FEATURE HUNTING
1st Lowell Strauss
Title: Gourmet Venison
Published by: BC Outdoors Magazine

2nd T.J. Schwanky
Title: Surprise Elk
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen Magazine

3rd Brad Fenson
Title: Dall Sheep Dreaming
Published by: Successful Hunter

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3rd Steve Galea
Title: Whitetail Fails
Published by: Ontario OUT OF DOORS Magazine

7. MAGAZINE FEATURE FISHING
1st Scott Gardner
Title: Sailfish Sojourn
Published by: Outdoor Canada Magazine

2nd Scott Gardner
Title: The Other Great Lake
Published by: Outdoor Canada Magazine

3rd Patrick Walsh
Title: Rewards of Winter
Published by: Outdoor Canada Magazine

8. MAGAZINE FEATURE OTHER
1st Sheri Monk
Title: Snakes on a Plain
Published by: Alberta Conservation Association Magazine

2nd Sheri Monk
Title:The Canadian War on Boar will be fought on the Saskatchewan Front
Published by: The Canadian Hog Journal

3rd Lowell Strauss
Title: What Happens to Seized Big Game Animals?
Published by: Western Canadian Game Warden

9. PHOTOGRAPHY - FISH AND WILDLIFE
1st Brad Fenson
Title: Bald Eagle
Published by: Bowhunting World

2nd T.J. Schwanky
Title: Morning Bugle
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen Magazine

3rd Mark Raycroft
Title: Elk in the Water
Published by: Outdoor Canada Mazazine

10. PHOTOGRAPHY - SCENERY, LANDSCAPE AND PLANTS
1st James Smedley
Title: Morning Mood
Published by: Ontario OUT OF DOORS Magazine

2nd James Smedley
Title: Evening
Published by: Experience Wawa Website

3rd Brad Fenson
Title: Jasper National Park
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen Magazine

11. PHOTOGRAPHY - OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
1st Jeff Helsdon
Title: Waterfowl Hunter
Published by: Canadian Firearms Journal

2nd Brad Fenson
Title: Hunting Late Season Elk
Published by: Successful Hunter

3rd Vanessa Harrop
Title: Into the Fire
Published by: Canadian Firearms Journal

12. DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA AWARD IN CONSERVATION
1st Jeff Helsdon
Title:Hunting with Legends
Published by: Canadian Outdoorsmen

2nd Jeff Helsdon
Title: High School Course Teaches Conseravation
Published by: RGS Magazine

3rd T.J. Schwanky
Title: Land Legacy
Published by: Outdoor Canada West

13. DELTA WATERFOWL FUTURE OF HUNTING IN CANADA AWARD
1st Brad Fenson
Title: The Retriever's Turn
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen Magazine

2nd T.J. Schwanky
Title:Social Licence
Published by: Alberta Outdoorsmen Magazine

3rd Jeff Helsdon
Title:Hunting with Legends
Published by: Canadian Outdoorsmen

 
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2016 OWC Communications Awards

2015 OWC Communications Awards

2014 OWC Communications Awards

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2012 OWC Communications Awards

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2010 OWC Communications Awards

2009 OWC Communications Awards

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2005 OWC Communications Awards

Pete McGillen Award

Sponsors
Major Sponsors of the OWC National Communications Awards
Co-Sponsor of Photography Categories
Sponsors of the DUC Award in Conservation
Sponsor of the Delta Waterfowl Writing Award

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