2016 MOWA Craft Award results
Dave Richey MOWA Communicator of the year
Gene Papa Bear Award (2 winners)
Cliff Ketcham Newspaper Award
- Dennis Neely “Fooling ‘Old Lady Gray”
- Dennis Neely In the Middle of the Trail
- John Cleveland Magic of Nunavut.
Cliff Ketcham Magazine Not enough entrees carry to 2017
James Hall Magazine Award
- Amanda Rogers How they stopped Loathing and started loving.
- Jonathan Schechter Wilder Side of Sleeping Bear.
- Dennis Neely Bringing Tears to a Gun Builder’s Eyes.
James Hall Newspaper Award
- Dennis Neely An Afternoon Safari
- Dennis Neely Will You take us too
- Jonathan Schechter Snake Bite
C.A. Frenchy Paquin Newspaper Award
- Tom Carney Managing Habitat for Woodcock
- Bill Parker Suburban Location Produced Sick Deer
- Jonathan Schechter Piping Plovers of Sleeping Bear
C.A. Frenchy Paquin Magazine Award Not enough entrants push to 2017.
James A.O. Crow Newspaper (Best Column)
- Dennis Neely
- Tom Pink
- Mark Sak
Charlie Welch Black and White Photo Award
- Dennis Neely I have Knives
- Dennis Neely Opposing Sentinals
- Tom Buchkoe Surf Superior
Gil Clark Color Photo Award
- Jonathan Schechter Osprey
- Jonathan Schechter Piping Plover
- Mark Sak Cooper
Mort Neff Video Award
- Mark Romanack Lake Nipigon
- Mark Sak Casting into Alaska
- Mark Sak Hunting Michigan Trophy Bucks
2017 MOWA Awards Ceremony
Cliff Ketcham Newspaper award.
- For the best outdoor feature in a consumptive activity. Awarded in two divisions: Magazine-Ezine and Newspaper. The award recognizes features about "consumptive activities" (such as hunting, fishing. The award recognizes humorous, instructive subjects, natural history or other such "soft" material written about consumptive activities
3rd Place Tom Carney “With Flyrod in hand a second chance.” Woods-N-Water News.
2nd Place Mark Sak “March on in for Detroit River Walleyes.” Woods-N-Water News.
1st Place John Cleveland “Charming Nunavut” Midwest Outdoors Magazine.
Cliff Ketcham Magazine Award.
3rd Place Richard Smith How to get lost tracking bears Michigan Out-of-Doors magazine.
2nd Place Darren Warner “5 tips for dealing with wise old bucks” Bowhunter World.
1st Place Tom Carney “Caps up Collars Charged” The Upland Almanac.
C.A. Frenchy Paquin Newspaper Award.
- - For the best contribution to the conservation of our natural resources in a newspaper or magazine. This emphasizes "hard news" topics such as policies, philosophy, management or mismanagement of natural resources including politics, legislation and public issues
3rd Place Jonathan Schechter “Protecting Michigan Waters” Woods-N-Water News.
2nd Place Richard P. Smith Moose Not Endangered Woods-N-Water News.
1st Place Tom Carney “Sagebrush Rebellion” Woods-N-Water News.
C.A. Frenchy Paquin Magazine Award
3rd Place Jonathan Schechter “Equestrian Trails” Woods-N-Water News.
2nd Place Richard Smith “Mi Bucks and Bears” Michigan Sportsman.
1st Place Darren Warner “Dealing with Dastardly Drones” Bowhunting World.
James H. Hall Newspaper Award
- For the best outdoor feature highlighting a non-consumptive activity. Awarded in two divisions: Magazine-Ezine and Newspaper. The award recognizes features about "non-consumptive activities" (such as travel, camping, canoeing, hiking). The award recognizes humorous, instructive subjects, natural history or other such "soft" material written about non-consumptive activities
3rd Place Steven Griffen “Experiencing the Summer Beauty of Montana” Midland Daily News.
2nd Place Jonathan Schechter “Staying Safe in a Sea of Fungi” Woods-N-Water News.
1st Place Jonathan Schechter “Canned Sardines and Dark Shadows” Woods-N-Water News
The Dave Richey MOWA Communicator of the Year Award.
Tom has been the Editor of Woods-N-Water News for 29 years. He is also one of the driving forces behind one of Michigan’s largest outdoor Shows, The Woods-N-Water News Outdoor Weekend. Tom is known for his ability to deal effectively with the many personalities in the industry
The Gene Little Papa Bear Award.
Mark Sak recipient
2017-2018 MOWA Excellence in Craft awards final
Clark color photo
- John Cleveland
- Steve Griffen
- Jonathan Schechter
C.A. Frenchy Paquin award.
- Jonathan Schechter “Valley of the Giants” Woods-N-Water News
- Tom Carnery Pigeon River Country.
- Richard Smith Isle Royal Moose Doomed
Cliff Ketcham award
- Jacob Van Houten
- Tom Carney
- John Cleveland
James A. Hall award
- Rick Fowler “A man by a River”
- Tom Carney Dodging the rain
- Martin Johnson “A Purpose fulfilled”
James A. O Crowe award
- Lydia Lohrer
- Steve Griffen
- Lydia Lohrer
Harry Whiteley Best entrée
Rick Fowler A man by a river