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Keer places in prominent outdoor writers competition

 

August 2, 2015
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Keer places in prominent outdoor writers competition

Outdoor Writers Association of America is pleased to announce that Tom Keer of Wellfleet, Massachusetts, was recognized as an award recipient during the 2015 OWAA Excellence in Craft Contests. This annual awards program recognizes and honors the best work of outdoor communicators who are members of OWAA. This year, 62 individuals took home a total of nearly $12,000 in cash prizes. For more info, visit http://owaa.org/eic.

His awards:

First place in the hunting/shooting sports category of the Blog contest for “Improve Your Dog Work by Hunting for a Different Species,” SportDOG Brand blog, February 20, 2014. The hunting/shooting sports category includes hunting for both large and small game, and competitive or recreational shooting. This includes archery, firearms and other methods. Recreational shooting stories can be human interest stories or inspiring stories about a competition. The prize money for this category was sponsored by the National Rifle Association.

First place in the fishing category of the Blog contest for “Rebuilding Angler Stocks One at a Time,” Takemefishing.org, December 3, 2014. The fishing category includes freshwater and saltwater, any tackle. Emphasis should be on human interest or adventure within the sports. The prize money for this category was sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy.

Second place in the humor category of the Magazine contest for “Wearing off the Brown,” Sporting Classics Daily, November 7, 2014. The humor category recognizes pieces that are funny and outdoor oriented.

Second place in the hunting/shooting sports category of the Blog contest for “Working with Different Dogs,” SportDOG Brand blog, July 24, 2014. The hunting/shooting sports category includes hunting for both large and small game, and competitive or recreational shooting. This includes archery, firearms and other methods. Recreational shooting stories can be human interest stories or inspiring stories about a competition. The prize money for this category was sponsored by the National Rifle Association.

Second place in the family participation/youth outdoor education category of the Blog contest for “Handing over the reins…or check cords,” SportDOG Brand blog, March 27, 2014. The family participation/youth outdoor education category recognizes excellence in communicating the value and enjoyment of family participation and youth education in the outdoors. The prize money for this category was sponsored by Realtree.

Third place in the hunting/shooting sports category of the Magazine contest for “Best of the Sporting South: Top Dog,” Garden & Gun, December 2014/January 2015. The hunting/shooting sports category includes hunting for both large and small game, and competitive or recreational shooting. This includes archery, firearms and other methods. Recreational shooting stories can be human interest stories or inspiring stories about a competition. The prize money for this category was sponsored by the National Rifle Association.

Third place in the fishing category of the Blog contest for “Learning from Family and Friends,” Takemefishing.org, December 17, 2014. The fishing category includes freshwater and saltwater, any tackle. Emphasis should be on human interest or adventure within the sports. The prize money for this category was sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy.

Third place in the Column contest for “Puppy Love,” “Alone in the Woods,” “Naming Coverts;” Covey Rise. The Column pieces can be on any outdoor recreation, nature or conservation topic, but must be a regularly published, opinion-style column, not a general news or feature story.

Tom Keer owns The Keer Group, a full service marketing agency focusing on fishing and hunting. He is an award-winning freelance writer, book author, content contributor and photographer. He, his family, and four English setters live onCape Cod,MA. Visit him at www.thekeergroup.com and www.tomkeer.com.

The Outdoor Writers Association of America is the oldest and largest association of professional outdoor communicators in theUnited States. It was organized in 1927 by members of the Izaak Walton League of America and includes professional communicators dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. OWAA’s professionals include writers, photographers, outdoors radio and television show hosts, book authors, videographers, lecturers and artists. The association is headquartered inMissoula,Montana. Visit www.owaa.org for more info.

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