From the OWAA Headquarters in MISSOULA, Mont. – Wellfleet, Mass. resident Tom Keer earned prestigious Excellence in Craft awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America, with recognition to be made at OWAA’s annual conference to be held in Lake Placid, N.Y., September 16, 2013.
Keer received three awards. He was awarded first place in the Conservation/Nature category, Magazine contest, which recognizes excellence in communicating articles with an emphasis on successes or challenges within conservation; interesting new discoveries within nature; or a fascinating tale about a creature, plant or ecosystem. His first place submission, “Open Water Catch and Keep?,” was published in the Spring 2012 issue of The Flyfish Journal. The Nature/Conservation contest is sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Keer also won two awards in the Blog contest. His submission “National Fishing and Hunting Day: The Cast and Blast,” published Sept. 27, 2012 on TakeMeFishing.org, placed third in the Hunting/Shooting Sports category, which recognizes excellence in communicating hunting for both large and small game, and competitive or recreational shooting, including archery, firearms and other methods. The Hunting/Shooting sports category is sponsored by Crosman Corporation. Keer’s submission “Yes We Have No Bananas,” published Aug. 27, 2012, also on TakeMeFishing,org, placed third in the Blog contest, Humor category which recognizes excellence in communicating humor in outdoor related subjects.
In addition to running his international marketing company, Keer is a widely-published freelance writer and regularly writes for Sporting Classics, Covey Rise, Gray’s Sporting Journal, The Ruffed Grouse Society, Fly Rod and Reel, among others. He is also a columnist for the Upland Almanac, a Contributing Editor for Fly Rod and Reel and a Contributing Editor for Fly Fish America. He’s been a member of OWAA since 2008.
The Outdoor Writers Association of America is the oldest and largest association of professional outdoor communicators in the United 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 in Missoula, Mont. Visit www.owaa.org for more info.
For more information on this award, contact Angela Keer, PO Box 2023, Wellfleet, MA 02667; firstname.lastname@example.org; 508-349-3473.