2016-17 EIC Winners Showcase

2016-2017 Excellence-in-Craft Winners Showcase
Congratulations to all our Winners!

Back Row L to R: Bill Funk, Russ Cress, Marie Majarov, Ann Simpson, Rob Simpson, Robert Thomas. Front Row L to R: Nancy Sorrells, Betty Gatewood, Lisa Connors

Outstanding Column

First Place: Marlene Condon
“Nature Camp”
Second Place: Matt Reilly
“First Blood”
Third Place: Bobby Whitescarver
“Save the Farm, Save the Bay”

Outstanding Photo

 First PlaceAnn & Rob Simpson
“Grand Canyon”

Desert View, Watchtower, Grand Canyon National Park;

Second Place: Ann & Rob Simpson

Beryl-spangled Tanager, Ecuador, South America

Third Place: Robert Thomas
“Foggy Morning Fly Fishing”

“Foggy Morning Fly Fishing”

Outstanding Blog

First Place: Bobby Whitescarver
“Getting More on the Ground”
Second Place: Matt Reilly

Outstanding Feature Story

First Place: Marie Majarov
“Upland Pollinators: ‘The Bee’s Knees!'”
Virginia Wildlife
Magazine March/April 2016
Second Place: Matt Reilly
Mountain Trout”
Virginia Wildlife Magazine September/October 2016
Third Place: Nancy Sorrells
“Chessie Nature Trail”
Spokes Magazine May/June 2016

Outstanding Newsletter

First Place: Nancy Sorrells
Newsletter of the Virginia Native Plant Society
Second Place: Robert Thomas
“The Singing Reel”
Newsletter of the Fly Fishers of Virginia

Outstanding Book 

First Place: Russ Cress
“Fly Fishing by the Book”

Second Place: Lisa Connors
“Milkweed Matters”

Outstanding Illustration

Betty Gatewood
“Monarch on Milkweed”

Special Awards

Fly Fishers of Virginia “Best Conservation Entry”
King Montgonery
“Is it Time to Liberate the Mousam River?”

Mossy Creek Fly Fishing “Best Fly Fishing Entry”
Robert Thomas
“The Singing Reel”
The Newsletter of the Fly Fishers of Virginia

Appalachian Mountain Advocates “Conservation Writing Award”
Bill Funk
“In the Pipeline’s Path”

Special thanks to our EIC sponsors: the Fly Fishers of Virginia, Appalachian Mountain Advocates 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!