2006 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 2006 Outdoor Communication Award is listed first followed by 2 Award of Merit winners.

The awards are presented annually at the Awards Banquet during the Outdoor Writers of Canada's annual conference.

Also Including:
Storyteller
- Sponsored by Ron Miller
DUC Wetland's Appreciation Writing Awards
- Sponsored by Ducks Unlimited Canada)
Brock McRitchie Writing Awards
- Sponored By Len McRitchie
National Fishing Week Writing Award
- Sponored By Canadian SportFishing Industry Association (CSIA)

MAGAZINE FEATURE - OTHER

1st. Tina Portman
Title: Tundra Struck.
Publisher: Nature Canada

MAGAZINE FEATURE - OTHER

1st Bob Reguly
Title: Saskatchewan's Smoke Jumpers
Publication: Canadian Aviator Magazine

2nd Jake MacDonald
Title: Debating The Ban on Lead Fishing Tackle
Publication: Outdoor Canada Magazine

3rd Peter Wood
Title: Canada Border Blitzes
Publication: Michigan Out of Doors Magazine

MAGAZINE FEATURE-HUNTING

1st: Jake MacDonald
Title: Jimmy Robinson (The World According To.)
Publication: Outdoor Canada Magazine

2nd: Ken Bailey

Title: The Greatest Big Game Trophy There Ever Was, And Ever Will Be
Publication: Outdoor Canada Magazine

3rd Brad Fenson
Title: Bear Encounters
Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen Magazine

MAGAZINE FEATURE-FISHING

1st Gord Pyzer
Title: A Beautiful Mind for Bass
Publication: In Fishing Magazine

2nd Jake MacDonald
Title: The Leaper's Return
Publication: Outdoor Canada|

3rd Chris Hockley
Title: A Guide's Kawartha Primer
Publication: Real Fishing

MAGAZINE COLUMN

1st Don Meredith
Title: Bludgeoning Lake Wabamun
Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen

2nd Gord Ellis
Title: The Lessons of Portage Creek
Publication: Ontario Out of Doors

3rd John Kaplanis
Title: Canadian Gun Violence on Rise?
Publication: The Outdoors Guide

PHOTOGRAPHY

1st James Smedley
Title: Early Ice Pike
Publication: Cover Photo-Ontario Out of Doors Magazine

2nd James Smedley
Title: Nearby and Natural
Publication: Cover Photo-Ontario Parks Guide 2005

3rd Neil Waugh
Title: Creek Yields Its Prizes
Publication: Edmonton Sun

DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA WETLANDS APPRECIATION

1st Lionel Gould
Title: A Birder Gives Thanks to Ducks Unlimited
Publication: Owen Sound Sun Times

2nd Len Rich
Title: The Legacy of Hank Walker
Publication: Eastern Woods & Waters Magazine

3rd Brad Fenson
Title: Waterfowl Opener
Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen Magazine

NEWSPAPER FEATURE

1st Gord Pyzer
Title: A Red River Cat Fight
Publication: Grainews

2nd Gord Pyzer
Title: Fall Basin Bass
Publication: Just Fishing

3rd Gord Ellis

Title: A Bass For Babe
Publication: Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal

NEWSPAPER COLUMN

1st Gord Pyzer
Title: Round Gobies - The Mother of All Invasive Fish Species
Publication: Kenora Enterprise and Fort Frances Times

2nd Gord Ellis
Title: Saving the Steel River
Publication: Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal

3rd Neil Waugh
Title: The Missing Link
Publication: Edmonton Sun

BOOKS

1st Don Meredith
Title: The Search for Grizzly One
Publisher: iUniverse

2nd D.C. Reid

Title: Fishing For Dreams
Publisher: Touchwood

3rd Jim Shockey
Title: Ultimate Big Game Adventures-Part II (More Wild Hunts Across North America)
Publisher: Jim Shockey

VIDEO/TV

1st Bob Izumi
Title: Fishing Around Toronto
Show: Real Fishing

2nd Bob Izumi
Title: Peacock Bass in Venezuela
Show: Real Fishing

3rd Peter Bowman
Title: Fish'n Canada Hotspots (Largemouth Bass)
Show: Fish'n Canada

BROCK MCRITCHIE WRITING AWARDS

1st Brad Fenson
Title: Tessa Morrison
Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen

2nd Brad Fenson
Title: Defining the Hunt
Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen

3rd Ken Bailey
Title: Teach Your Children Well
Publication: Outdoor Canada

STORYTELLER

1st James Smedley
Title: The Apprenticeship of Jamie Armstrong
Publication: Lake Superior Angler Magazine

2nd James Murray
Title: A Hat Lost, But a Lesson Learned
Publication: Shuswap Market News

3rd James Smedley
Title: Fishing the Wolf of the Great Lakes
Publication: Lake Superior Magazine

 
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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 Sponsor of the OWC National Communications Awards
Sponsor of the DUC Wetlands Appreciation Writing Awards
Sponsor of the National Fishing Week Writing Awards
Ron Miller
Sponsor of the Storyteller Awards
Len McRitchie
Sponsor of the Brock McRitchie Writing Awards
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