Happy Thanksgiving & Happy Holidays!
Please save the date and join your fellow VOWA members and friends for fun, comradery, learning and honoring of our H.S., Collegiate, and EIC Winners:
2017 Annual Meeting March 25 at the DoubleTree Hotel, Charlottesville
Details at: 2017 Annual Meeting/Conference
Welcome to the Website Home of the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association!
Guests we hope you enjoy this site to become familiar with the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association (VOWA), obtaining information about membership, and/or entering 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
President: Thomas “Tee” Clarkson, Richmond VA
Chairman of the Board: Robert Thomas, Richmond VA
Vice President: Ed Felker, Lovettsville VA
First Vice President: Terry Lewis, Gloucester VA
Secretary: Nancy Sorrells, Greenville VA
Treasurer: Milan Majarov, Winchester VA
Member-at-Large: Sally Mills, DGIF, Richmond VA
Member-at-Large: Dan Genest, Midlothian VA
Member-at-Large: John Shtogren, Cartersville VA
Member-at-Large: Frank Mundy, Singers Glen VA
Member-at-Large: Mark Taylor, Roanoke 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.