The latest national award-winning stories from Outdoor Canada

Award-winning stories from Outdoor Canada

Our team just won nine National Communication Awards from the Outdoor Writers of Canada!

The Outdoor Writers of Canada just announced the winners of its 2020 National Communication Awards. And once again, the Outdoor Canada team earned an impressive number of awards, spanning both print and online categories.

This year, awards went to fishing editor Gord Pyzer, hunting editor Ken Bailey and associate editor Scott Gardner. You can read their prize-winning work via the links below. Congratulations to the OC team, and a big thanks to all the readers who make it possible! A complete list of all the winners and the generous category sponsors follows below.

MAGAZINE FEATURE FISHING

1st place: “The Kayak is the Drag,” by Scott Gardner, published in Outdoor Canada Jan/Feb 2020

3rd place: “Muskie Mission,” by Ken Bailey, published in Outdoor Canada Fishing 2019

NEWSPAPER/INTERNET COLUMN

1st place: “5 fantastic fly-fishing books you should read this winter,” by Scott Gardner, published on www.outdoorcanada.ca

3rd place: “3 reasons why fly fishing is tops for early-season pike,” by Scott Gardner, published on www.outdoorcanada.ca

NEWSPAPER/INTERNET FEATURE

1st place: “8 reasons my kayak fishing trip to Panama was so thrilling,” by Scott Gardner, published on www.outdoorcanada.ca

2nd place: “Top 5 tips for winterizing your boat,” by Gord Pyzer, published on www.outdoorcanada.ca

THE DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA AWARD IN CONSERVATION

2nd place: “Dreaming of Delta,” by Ken Bailey, published in Outdoor Canada, Hunting 2019

THE FUTURE OF HUNTING IN CANADA AWARD

3rd place: “Dreaming of Delta,” by Ken Bailey, published in Outdoor Canada, Hunting 2019

BOOKS

1st: No Place Like Home, by Ken Bailey

 

Below is the complete list of winners and the relevant category sponsors, as presented by the Outdoor Writers of Canada. Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients, and thank you to the sponsors.

OUTDOOR WRITERS OF CANADA

2020 ANNUAL AWARDS

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2020 Outdoor Writers of Canada Awards:

NATIONAL COMMUNICATION AWARDS

Sponsored by Shimano and Canadian National Sportsmen’s Show

1. NEWSPAPER/INTERNET COLUMN

1st– Scott Gardner

Title: 5 Fantastic Fly-Fishing Books You Should Read this Winter

Publication: www.Outdoorcanada.ca

2nd Gord Pyzer

Title: Making Fishing Memories

Publication: GoFishInOntario (Ontario Tourism)

3rd– Scott Gardner

Title: 3 Reasons Why Fly Fishing is Tops for Early-Season Pike

Publication: www.Outdoorcanada.ca

 

2. NEWSPAPER/INTERNET FEATURE

1st– Scott Gardner

Title: 8 Reasons My Kayak Fishing Trip to Panama Was So Thrilling

Publication: www.Outdoorcanada.ca

2nd– Gord Pyzer

Title: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure / Top 5 Tips for Winterizing your Boat

Publication: www.Outdoorcanada.ca

3rd– Lowell Strauss

Title: Glassing for Game

Publication: BC Outdoors

 

3. BOOKS

1st– Ken Bailey

Title: No Place Like Home

Publication: Overtime Books, Sonnet Press

 

4. TELEVISION/VIDEO

1st– T.J. Schwanky

Title: Solo for Elk

Broadcaster: WildTV

2nd– Vanessa Harrop

Title: Alberta Moose

Broadcaster: WildTV

3rd– Bob Izumi

Title: North Channel Fishing

Broadcaster: Bob Izumi’s Real Fishing Show

 

5. MAGAZINE COLUMN

1st– Steve Galea

Title: Trial by Fire

Publication: Ontario Out of Doors

2nd Steve Galea

Title: Past Tents

Publication: Ontario Out of Doors

3rd– Jeff Helsdon

Title: Grandpa’s Gun

Publication: Ontario Out of Doors

 

6. MAGAZINE FEATURE HUNTING

1st– T.J. Schwanky

Title: Tanzanian Chui

Publication: African Hunting Gazette

2nd– Sheri Monk

Title: Conserving the Political Pronghorn

Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen Magazine

3rd– T.J. Schwanky

Title: Getting Stoned

Publication: BC Outdoors

 

7. MAGAZINE FEATURE FISHING

1st– Scott Gardner

Title: The Kayak is the Drag

Publication: Outdoor Canada Magazine

2nd– Gord Pyzer

Title: Critical Factors for Pike Revisited

Publication: In-Fisherman Magazine

3rd– Ken Bailey

Title: Muskie Mission

Publication: Outdoor Canada Magazine

 

8. MAGAZINE FEATURE OTHER

1st– Sheri Monk

Title: The Windshield Effect – Where Have All the Bugs Gone?

Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen Magazine

2nd– Lowell Strauss

Title: Just for Kicks

Publication: Canadian Firearms Journal

3rd– Steve Galea

Title: Game Changer

Publication: Ontario Out of Doors

 

PHOTOGRAPHY CATEGORY

Co-sponsored by Leica:

 

9. PHOTOGRAPHY – Fish and Wildlife

1st– Brad Fenson

Title: Chicken Dance

Publication: Shoot On

2nd– Brad Fenson

Title: Moose Marsh

Publication: Outdoor Hub

3rd– T.J. Schwanky

Title: Early Morning Bugle

Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen Magazine

 

10. PHOTOGRAPHY – Scenery, Landscape and Plants

1st– Vanessa Harrop

Title: Glassing Forever

Publication: BC Outdoors

2nd– James Smedley

Title: Chopper over Superior

Publication: Northern Ontario Travel

3rd– James Smedley

Title: Moving Water

Publication: Northern Ontario Travel

 

11. PHOTOGRAPHY – Outdoor Activities

1st– Brad Fenson

Title: Ducks at Sunrise

Publication: Shoot On

2nd– James Smedley

Title: Shore Angling Daughter

Publication: Northern Ontario Travel

3rd– James Smedley

Title: Fire Woman

Publication: Algoma Country Travel Guide

 

12. THE DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA AWARD IN CONSERVATION

Sponsored by Benelli

1st– James Smedley

Title: Thrill of the Hunt

Publication: The Sault Star

2nd– Ken Bailey

Title: Dreaming of Delta

Publication: Outdoor Canada Magazine

3rd– Brad Fenson

Title: Cheers to Snow Geese

Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen Magazine

 

13. THE FUTURE OF HUNTING IN CANADA AWARD

Sponsored by Delta Waterfowl

1st- Brad Fenson

Title: Girls Gone Wild!

Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen Magazine

2nd– Brad Fenson

Title: Creating a Hunter

Publication: Alberta Outdoorsmen Magazine

3rd– Ken Bailey

Title: Dreaming of Delta

Publication: Outdoor Canada Magazine

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