NOWA EIC Contest

Each year NOWA holds and 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 $400 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 conference scheduled for the first week in May has been postponed to 2021.

Some Winning Photos:

2019 Contest Winners:

Category Name Place Name of Entrant Title of Entry Publication
Column of the Year 1 Terry Wiest Rigging Like the Pros Salmon Trout Steelheader
2 Brad Trumbo The Times Outdoor Column The Times
3 Matt Liere Magic Mountain/Distract/Waiting The Spokesman-Review
Fishing, Newspaper 1 Dennis Dauble Hot Crispy Fish Tri City Herald
2 Dennis Dauble Outdoorsmen Can’t Stop Tri City Herald
3 Terry Otto Sturgeon Strength Columbian Newspaper
Fishing, Magazine 1 Dave Vedder Winters End Salmon Trout Steelheader
2 Dave Vedder Angling in Lau Lau Land Sporting Classics
3 George Krumm Trolling in 4WD Salmon Trout Steelheader
Fishing Blog/Web 1 Brad Trumbo Downrigging for Spring Kokanee
2 Randy Bonner Winter Fishing Visit Corvallis
Hunting, Newspaper 1 Matt Liere Hunting Can Distract from Life’s Rough Patches The Spokesman-Review
2 Brad Trumbo Rios of Fall Walla Walla Union
3 Gary Lewis Youngest Impala Guide Sportsmans News
Hunting, Magazine 1 Gary Lewis Blacktail Gold Muzzel Blasts
2 Gary Lewis Free Range Fallow Deer Successful Hunter
3 Randy Bonner Doves Northwest Sportsman
Huning, Shooting/Web 1 Brad Trumbo Carving an Upland Niche
2 Randy Bonner EE Wilson Visit Corvallis
Travel Camping Rec, Newspaper 1 Matt Liere A Magic Mountain The Spokesman-Review
2 Terry Otto Liberty Dals Alaskan Waters Columbian Newspaper
3 Terry Otto Wildflowers of Weldon Columbian Newspaper
Travel Camping Rec, Magazine 1 Dennis Dauble Explore the Blues Northwest Sportsman
Travel Camping Rec, Web or Blog 1 Randy Bonner Oregon’s Rainy Season Visit Corvallis
2 Randy Bonner Winter Mushrooms Visit Corvallis
Managing Our World 1 Dennis Dauble Creeks Are Special Walla Walla Union
2 Terry Otto Seeds of Recovery Columbian Newspaper
3 Randy Bonner Invaders Northwest Sportsman
Photography, People 1 Dave Kilhefner Father Son Fishing Fishing in Oregon
2 Glenn Zinkus Sprague River Headwaters Fishing in Oregon
3 Dennis Dauble Learning to Fish Tri City Herald
Photography, Fauna 1 Dave Kilhefner Brook Trout Fishing in Oregon
2 Terry Otto Sea Otter Columbian Newspaper
Photography/Outdoors 1 Dave Kilhefner Russell Lake Fishing in Oregon
Books 1 Dennis Dauble Bury Me With My Fly Rod Fishhead Press
2 Lisa Maloney Hikes Around Anchorage Countryman Press
3 Lisa Maloney Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska Mountaineer Press
Humor 1 Alan Liere Morning Glory Wildfowl
2 Gary Lewis Here’s Your Sign
3 Dennis Dauble Watching Your Honey Cast Northwest Sportsman
Video 1 Richy Herrod Chukar Hunting Legacy R. Herrod Outdoors
2 Gary Lewis Salmon is King Frontier Unlimited
3 Richy Herrod Mack’s Lure Paddle Flasher R. Herrod Outdoors
Audio 1 John Kruse Robert Dennings Tips for November Mule Deer Northwestern Outdoors
2 Cam Parry Can Salmon Survive the Pebble Mine? Hooked on Oregon Radio
3 Cam Parry Selling Montana to Canada Hooked on Oregon Radio