2015-2016 EIC Winners Showcase

2015-2016 VOWA Excellence-in-Craft
Winners Showcase

Back Roe L to R: Marie Majarov, Ed Felker, Nancy Sorrells, Robert Thomas. Front Rown L to R: Mark Taylor, Myron Brubaker, Matt Reilly

Back Row L to R: Marie Majarov, Ed Felker, Nancy Sorrells, Robert Thomas. Front Row L to R: Mark Taylor, Myron Brubaker, Matt Reilly

Congratulations to all our Winners! Article/Feature titles are links to the writers winning work. Enjoy!

Outstanding Column

First: Marlene Condon
“Butterfly Weed Won’t Save Monarchs”

Second: Matt Reilly
“A Celebration of Rivers:The Passage of Time”

Third: Marlene Condon
“Wildlife Dependent on People”

Outstanding Photo

First: Ed Felker “The Release”OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Second: Ann & Rob Simpson
“Struggle for Life – Elk and Wolves in Yellowstone National Park”
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, Appalachian Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains, YellowstoneD385617.CR2
Third: Mark Taylor Native”
Native Mark Taylor VOWA Web

Outstanding Blog

First: Ed Felker
“Dispatches from the Potomac”

Second: Bobby Whitescarver
“Getting More on the Ground”

Third: Matt Reilly
“Adventures Afield”

Outstanding Feature Story

First: Matt Reilly
“St. Mary’s River,” Eastern Fly Fishing Magazine

Second: Marie Majarov
“Bear Care Partnership: Respecting the Wild,” Virginia Wildlife Magazine

Third: Bobby Whitescarver
“Leaves From Native Trees-The Foundation of Freshwater Ecosystems,” Virginia Wildlife Magazine

Outstanding Newsletter

First: Nancy Sorrells
“Sempervirens”
Click here to see all of the issues of the Virginia Native Plant Society’s
Award-winning Newsletter Sempervirens!

Second: Robert Thomas
“The Singing Reel”

Outstanding Book

First: Ann & Rob Simpson
“Nature Guide to Yellowstone National Park”

Second: Ann & Rob Simpson
“Nature Guide to Yosemite National Park”

Third: Myron Brubaker
“What Friends are For”

 

Special Awards

Fly Fishers of Virginia “Best Conservation Entry”

Mark Taylor “Return to Trout Glory: Restoration Can Be the First Step”

Mossy Creek Fly Fishing “Best Fly Fishing Entry”

Robert Thomas “The Singing Reel”

Madison County Best “Virginia” Entry

Marie Majarov “Bear Care Partnership: Respecting the Wild,”
Virginia Wildlife Magazine

Appalachian Mountain Advocates “Conservation Writing Award

Marlene Condon “Wildlife Dependent upon People”
Blue Ridge Naturalist

 

Special thanks to our EIC sponsors: the Fly Fishers of Virginia, Appalachian Mountain Advocates, Madison County, and Mossy Creek Fly Fishing.
We thank our professional judges for their generous donation of time, patience, and expertise in judging our contest.

All conference images courtesy of Robert Thomas, Robert Thomas Photography. Thank you Robert!