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Welcome to the Website Home of the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association!

We hope that 2023 is going well for you as who experience the great outdoors in Virginia and throughout the world! If you enjoy being outdoors and recording the stories and experiences that you find there through words, photography, or other media, we invite you to join our group.

Watch this page and follow us on Facebook. We have several outdoor adventures planned for 2023 and you won’t want to miss our Virginia Outdoor Writers Association’s Annual Conference and Awards Luncheon at the DoubleTree in Charlottesville in the fall. Camaraderie, great speakers, high school and collegiate essay and photography awards being showcased, outdoor items being raffled, networking opportunities, and excellence in craft awards presentations are among the day’s highlights. In the meantime, check out our annual writing and photography contests for high school and college students, and our Excellence in Craft contests for members (also open to non-members who are outdoor journalists and artists whose topic is Virginia). Follow the QR codes on the flyers below to learn more. For the High School and Collegiate Essay and Photography contests, the deadline has been extended to September 15, 2023 but the Excellence in Craft Contest for professional journalists and photographers is June 1, 2023!


DUES REMINDER: VOWA members are also reminded to make sure your 2023 dues are paid soon. Your $20 membership dues can be sent to the VOWA Treasurer Milan Majarov at 104 Winnipeg Place, Winchester, VA 22603. Dues can also be paid at the annual conference in the fall.


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VOWA '23 EIC Contest
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