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Attention Young Outdoor Enthusiasts

June 4, 2014 12:00 AM

Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association Contests for Young Outdoor Enthusiasts

2013 Youth Hunter of the Year Entry Deadline is June 30

The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association (LOWA) is teaming with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) for the 2013 Youth Hunter of the Year competition, which is open to boys and girls who were 15 and younger through 2013. Young hunters who participated in any hunting activity during the 2013-14 hunting season are encouraged to share their hunting experiences with a story and photographs of their hunt.

From the submissions, a panel from the LOWA and the LDWF will select a boy and a girl for the Youth Hunter of the Year awards.

The two winners will be recognized at the LOWA Conference’s banquet on Saturday, August 8. Winners will receive a plaque in recognition of their achievement and a gift certificate from Bowie Outfitters in Baton Rouge.

For more details, go to the LDWF website.

According to LOWA, participants who register their 2013-14 hunting experiences with the Youth Hunter Registry Program will be eligible to win a gift certificate from Bowie Outfitters via a random drawing.

The Youth Hunter of the Year Program and Youth Hunter Registry Program are made possible by donations from the South Louisiana Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association, the Baton Rouge Chapter of Delta Waterfowl, Louisiana Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Louisiana Wildlife Federation, Bowie Outfitters of Baton Rouge and Harrison Law, LLC.




LOWA’s Annual Youth Journalism Contest Essay Deadline is July 22

Attention young outdoor writers and photographers: submit entries for the Louisiana Outdoor Writers’ Association’s (LOWA) annual Youth Journalism Contest by July 22.

The writing divisions include Junior Essay, open to boys and girls ages 7-13, and Senior Essay, open to writers 14-18.  The essay must be an original, unpublished writing about a personal experience documenting hunting, fishing, boating, camping, hiking or other related outdoor activity. The essay must be 300-1,000 words, and typed, preferably with double-spaced lines.

The Photography Division is open to boys and girls ages 7-18.  Photos must be an original, unpublished black-and-white or color photo. Submitted photos must be sized 4-by-6 inches, 5-by-7 inches or 8-by-10 inches, and center-mounted on an 8-by-10 inches board.

Each entry must have name, age, school, home address, home telephone number and, if possible, email address attached at the top of the essay or photo. Only one entry per student will be accepted. The top three and honorable mentions in each category receive cash prizes.

Send Youth Journalism Contest entries to:

Joe Macaluso
Advocate Outdoors
P.O. Box 588
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Winners will be honored at the LOWA’s annual convention banquet set for Saturday, Aug. 8. For more details go to LOWA’s website.

The contest is sponsored by the Louisiana Chapter of Safari Club International with support from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and The Advocate.

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