The awards, in the “Television/Video/Webcast” contest, were presented at OWAA's 87th annual conference, May 23-25, in McAllen, Texas.
Game and Fish staff receiving awards are:
Conservation or Nature Category
- First Place: Ben Avechuco, “Quagga Mussel Invasion.” View the video.
- Third Place: David Majure, “Protecting Grand Canyon's Endangered Humpback Chub.” View the video.
- First Place: David Majure, “The Healing Waters at Silver Creek.” View the video.
Hunting or Shooting Sports Category
- Second Place: David Majure, “Winter Range.” View the video.
Family Participation/Youth Outdoor Education Category
- Third Place: David Majure and Carol Lynde, “2013 Junior Jack Kamp.” View the video.
OWAA is a nonprofit, international organization that represents a diverse group of professional communicators (writers, editors, photographers, film/video producers and more) dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. They inform the public about outdoor activities, issues and the responsible use of our natural resources. The OWAA “Excellence in Craft” awards recognize and honor the best work of outdoor communicators.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department video production staff produces the Department's Emmy-award-winning television show, Arizona Wildlife Views, along with other video segments on a variety of outdoor topics. The final first-run show of this season on KAET-TV (PBS 8) will air at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10. The show also airs at various times on numerous cable television outlets around Arizona. To see show segments or other great videos produced by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, visit AZGFD or visit our YouTube channel.
About The Arizona Game and Fish Department
The Arizona Game and Fish Department mission is to conserve Arizona’s diverse wildlife resources and manage for safe, compatible outdoor recreation opportunities for current and future generations.
The mission of Outdoor Writers Association of America is to improve the professional skills of our members, set the highest ethical and communications standards, encourage public enjoyment and conservation of natural resources, and be mentors for the next generation of professional outdoor communicators.