Category Archives: Writing Contest Results

2014 Writing Awards

Tasunka

This Tasunka is made of silk, wood & leather. Horse portraits are painted on silk organza. © Virginia Staat

A total of 33 written works were submitted in this year’s contest. Winners were announced at the Awards Banquet in West Glacier, Montana. A special thanks to Virginia Staat for sharing her art, “Tasunka.” Continue reading

2013 Writing Awards

by Frank Zurey

Winners in the writing portion of the 2013 Contest were announced at the conference in Fruita, Colorado. There were 12 written works submitted in this year’s contest.

Writing Judge – Mary Taylor Young

Award-winning nature writer Mary Taylor Young has been writing professionally for over 20 years. She has published 13 books and hundreds of articles in periodicals such as Ladies Home Journal, Outside, and Wildlife Conservation. Mary writes from her home in Castle Rock, Colorado where she lives with her husband and daughter and many wild neighbors. Continue reading

2012 Writing Awards

by Frank Zurey

Here are the 2012 contest results for writing awarded at our annual conference in Taos, New Mexico.

The Numbers

23 written works submitted

The Judges

Writing Judge (articles)

Award-winning nature writer Mary Taylor Young has been writing professionally for over 20 years. She has published 13 books and hundreds of articles in periodicals such as Ladies Home Journal, Outside, and Wildlife Conservation. Mary writes from her home in Castle Rock, Colorado where she lives with her husband and daughter and many wild neighbors. Continue reading

2011 Writing Awards

by Frank Zurey

Here are the writing award winners for the 2011 Contest. They were announced at our 2011 conference held in Capital Reef National Park. A total of 26 written works were submitted.

The Judges

Writing judge for articles

Award-winning nature writer Mary Taylor Young has been writing professionally for over 20 years. She has published 13 books and hundreds of articles in periodicals such as Ladies Home Journal, Outside, and Wildlife Conservation. Mary writes from her home in Castle Rock, Colorado where she lives with her husband and daughter and many wild neighbors. Continue reading

2010 Writing Awards

by Frank Zurey

29 written works were submitted.

The Judges

Writing Judge for articles

Award-winning nature writer Mary Taylor Young has been writing professionally for over 20 years. She has published nine books and hundreds of articles, and her “Words on Birds” column appeared in the Rocky Mountain News from 1993 until its demise. Mary writes from her home in Castle Rock, Colorado where she lives with her husband and daughter and many wild neighbors. Continue reading

2009 Writing Awards

by Frank Zurey

There were 26 written works submitted.

The Judges

Writing Judge for articles

Award-winning nature writer Mary Taylor Young has been writing professionally for over 20 years. She has published nine books and hundreds of articles, and her “Words on Birds” column has appeared in the Rocky Mountain News since 1993. Mary writes from her home in Castle Rock, Colorado where she lives with her husband and daughter and many wild neighbors. Continue reading

2008 Writing Awards

by Frank Zurey

The Judges

Printed and Web Writing

Award-winning nature writer Mary Taylor Young has been writing professionally for over 20 years. She has published nine books and hundreds of articles, and her “Words on Birds” column has appeared in the Rocky Mountain News since 1993.  Continue reading

2007 Writing Awards

by Frank Zurey

The judge – Ron Hellbusch

The writing judge was longtime RMOWP member Ron Hellbusch, who tells us that the outdoors is his passion in life. He enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking and photography, looking for each and every opportunity to enjoy nature. A resident of the Denver area, Ron writes an outdoors column for six north metro suburban weekly newspapers, as well as writing occasionally for Hunting & Fishing News and ESPN Outdoors. Continue reading