TU's media team earns seven OWAA awards

From the post, “Four-Quarter Fly Fishing,” which won an OWAA award this week.

TROUT Magazine and its digital companion, the blog at tu.org, won a slew of awards for its 2017 content in the annual Outdoor Writers Association of America Excellence in Craft contests announced June 3 in Fort Wayne, Ind.

TU Creative Director Josh Duplechian won first place in the overall category for photography essays for his “River Resurgent” series of photos. Mark Taylor, TU’s eastern communications director, won second place in the blog contest, Conservation or Nature Category, for this blog post, “Lessons from the Tinker Creek Fish Kill.

TU Digital Director Chris Hunt won first place in the blog contest’s Fishing Category for his post, “Ode to the Fishing Rig”; first place in the blog contest’s Humor Category for his post, “Dementors”; and first place in the blog contest’s Outdoor Fun and Adventure Category for his post, “Old Blue.” He also won second place in the blog contest’s Family Participation/Youth Outdoor Education Category for his post, “The Girl Who Walks in Water”; and second place in the blog contest’s Gear/Technical Category for his post, “Four-Quarter Fly Fishing.”

Every year, OWAA honors the best in outdoor communications in print, online, radio, audio and TV/video. OWAA was founded in Chicago in 1927 and continues to serve as the preeminent trade organization for outdoor communicators all over North America. Every year, the organization hosts a robust conference that offers outdoor communicators of all disciplines professional training, expert-hosted sessions and events and, of course, the opportunity for outdoor communicators to gather and celebrate the craft of communicating to the masses the importance of outdoor pursuits.

By Chris Hunt.