NOWA EIC Contest

Each year NOWA holds an Excellence in Craft Contest for it’s members. Contestants submit their best works to a panel of professional writers and photographers to be judged. It’s a great contest and some winners took away more than $450 in prize money!

Normally, winners are awarded their prizes at the Awards Banquet held during the annual Conference. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown, our 2020 & 2021 conferences were cancelled. We look forward to having a conference in 2022.

Some Winning Photos:

2020 Contest Winners:

Category NamePlaceAuthorTitlePublication
Column of the Year1George KrummCreelFish Alaska Magazine
 2Dennis DaubleIn the WoodsEast Oregonian
 3John KruseWashington Outdoors ReportSyndicated / Various
Fishing, Newspaper1Matt LiereFreedom To Do –  FishingThe Spokesman-Review
 2Terry OttoStellar Sturgeon FishingThe Columbian
3Dennis DaubleBuilding Family MemoriesWalla Walla Union Bulletin
Fishing, Magazine1Glenn ZinkusSean Dahlquist Champion Steelhead FliesFly Tyer
 2Dave KilhefnerCatching Bigger Fish in AlaskaFish Alaska Magazine
 3Dave KilhefnerDrift Fish Like a ProSalmon Trout Steelheader
Fishing, Web-Blog1Brad TrumboAlaska Coho on the FlyHarvesting Nature
 2Brad TrumboSmall Stream Fishing GW Nat’l ForestTenkara USA
Hunting, Newpaper1Alan LiereThe Pond – Much more than…The Spokesman-Review  
 2Alan LiereWaterfowl JewelryThe Spokesman-Review  
 3Alan LiereNow That’s CivilizedThe Spokesman-Review
Hunting, Magazine1Alan LiereThe First Bird AfterUpland Almanac 
 2Glenn ZinkusPlumed SpeedstersUpland Almanac
 3Gary LewisDark Timber, Troubled ThoughtsGame & Fish
Hunting, Web-Blog1Brad TrumboPursuit of Eurasian Collared DoveDuck Camp
 2Brad TrumboOutsmarting River Bottom RoostersHarvesting Nature
Travel Camping Rec, Newspaper1Brad TrumboWinter Birding Brings Nature to AllThe Times
 2Brad TrumboWilderness HuesThe Times
 3Terry OttoDigging Snow CampingThe Columbian
Travel Camping Rec, Magazine1Bert GildartBicycling an American ClassicAirstream Life
Travel, Web-Blog1Bud JourneyYaak Valley EmbodiedGlobal Outdoors
 2Randy BonnerCorvallis Spring ForagingVisitCorvallis
 3Randy BonnerFestive ForagingVisitCorvallis
Managing our World1Bert GildartFollowing Ancient Sheep Migration ArcAirstream Life
 2Randy BonnerRoadkill Salvage PermitNorthwest Sportsman
 3Glenn ZinkusTroubled WatersFly Fisherman
Humor1Alan LiereThe Devil CraftUpland Almanac 
 2Alan LiereSleeping with the PrincessUpland Almanac 
 3Gary LewisThe Shelf Life of BearsOregon Hunter
Video 1Gary LewisBear on Sheep MountainSuccessful Hunter
 2Richy HarrodKokanee KrazeHarrod Outdoors, YouTube 
 3Gary LewisDiamond Lake Tiger TroutFrontier Unlimited/Pursuit Channel
Audio  1John KruseWDF Director Kelly Susewind Explains Northwestern Outdoors Radio 
 2Cam ParryRestoring the RogueHooked on Oregon Radio 
 3Cam Parry40th Anniversary of Mt St. HelensHooked on Oregon Radio 
Photo, People1Brad TrumboSmall Stream TenkaraUnion Bulletin
 2Glenn ZinkusFish On – North AndrosSaltwater Fly Fishing Calendar
 3Brad TrumboSpey SkillsThe Times
Photo, Fauna1John McFarland IIIMule DeerOregon Hunter
 2Bud JourneyCrouching GrizzlyGlobal Outdoors
 3Brad TrumboFoothill Mule DeerEast Oregonian
Photo, Outdoors1Dennis DaubleCasting with a GhillieFly Fishing & Tying Journal
 2Terry OttoTake A HikeThe Columbian
 3Joe WarrenBluewater Fly RodsFly Fishing & Tying Journal