The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association (LOWA) will honor the winners of its 2010 Youth Journalism Contest (YJC) at its 65th annual conference held in Covington on Saturday, August 7, 2010. An annual event, the contest focuses on building literacy among outdoor youth while promoting involvement in the outdoors.
Winning entries can be viewed at the LOWA website, www.laoutdoorwriters.com. The Louisiana Chapter of Safari Clubs International (SCI) also publishes the winners in their newsletter.
Students share personal experiences in hunting, fishing, boating, camping, horseback riding, hiking, or any other activities where they engage with nature and the environment. Judges look for literate and enthusiastic work along with photography that captures the essence and spirit of Louisiana.
Prize monies are donated by the Louisiana Chapter of Safari Clubs International, and the Baton Rouge Advocate provided advertising and press releases in the promotion of the contest. First through fourth place winners receive award certificates and cash prizes. The categories are Photography (18 and under), Senior Essay (14-18), and Junior Essay (13 and under).
For more information about LOWA and its membership guidelines visit their website at www.laoutdoorwriters.com.
The 2010 YJC photography winners and their photos:
Flight of the Egret
Jacob Thompson, Age 18
Oak Forest Academy
Brittany Gosserand, Age 16
St. Michael the Arc Angle High School
Baton Rouge, LA
Emily Winter, Age 12
Dylan Duvio, Age 15
John Curtis Christian
The 2010 YJC Senior Essays 14-18 age group:
The 2010 YJC Junior Essays 7 - 13 age group: