VOWA’s 2017-18 Writing & Photo Competitions are opening!
Enter & Enjoy! Details at these links:
Collegiate Writing & Photo Contest
High School Writing Contest
Welcome to the Website Home of the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association!
Guests we hope you enjoy this site and become familiar with the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association (VOWA), that you are able to obtain information about membership, and that you learn how to enter our annual high school and collegiate writing contests. For Members this is the place to keep up with what is happening in VOWA, be in touch with fellow members, and link with valuable resources.
Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board: Robert Thomas, Richmond VA
President: Terry Lewis, Gloucester VA
Vice President: Tom Sadler, Verona VA
First Vice President: Marie Majarov, Winchester VA
Secretary: Nancy Sorrells, Greenville VA
Treasurer: Milan Majarov, Winchester VA
Member-at-Large: Lynda Richardson, DGIF, Richmond VA
Member-at-Large: Dan Genest, Midlothian VA
Member-at-Large: Russ Cress, Richmond VA
Member-at-Large: Jennifer Hensley, Grottoes VA
Member-at-Large: Frank Mundy, Singers Glen VA
Executive Director: Matt Schwartz, Woodbridge VA
The Board of Directors meets three times a year. An Annual Membership Meeting and Conference is held each spring; other social and educational gatherings are scheduled periodically. The membership enjoys implementing their mission, learning from one another, and sharing experiences in the outdoors.
The VOWA Mission
The Virginia Outdoor Writers Association is a coalition of writers, photographers, and video/film producers who inform through various media on the out-of-doors and its enjoyment. Through this association, we strive to improve ourselves in our craft and increase our knowledge and understanding of the outdoors.
We pledge our support to the conservation of natural resources and to the best precepts governing their consumption and recreational use. Above all, we pledge to maintain the highest ethical standards in the exercise of our craft.