To reward budding outdoor writers and photographers, the Outdoor Writers Association of America announced the opening of the 2022 Norm Strung Youth Writing Awards as well as the second annual OWAA Student Photo Contest!
Prizes are awarded to winners in grades 11–12 and college students, with first place winners receiving $200, second place receiving $100, and third place receiving $50. Those who place will also receive an OWAA student membership valued at $25 as well as inclusion in a press release announcing the winners.
Entering the contests is easy. Any outdoor-themed written or photographic work created during 2020 can be submitted between September 1, 2022, and January 31, 2023, via the link at owaa.org/contests/. Complete rules of the contests are also available at that site.
Winners of the North Strung Youth Writing Awards will be given additional consideration when applying for OWAA’s Bodie McDowell Scholarship and are highly encouraged to do so.
“Encouraging the next generation of outdoor media professionals is a key tenet of our mission,” said Chez Chesak, Executive Director of OWAA. “It’s rewarding for our association to recognize the great work of these young, passionate outdoor storytellers and we hope that we’ll be able to continue to support and further encourage them throughout their careers.”
Outdoor Writers Association of America is an international nonprofit organization that represents a diverse group of professional communicators dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. The OWAA seeks to improve the professional skills of its members and encourages public enjoyment and conservation of natural resources. Find out more about the Outdoor Writers Association of America on https://owaa.org.