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.

Writing Judge for books and video

Russ Bromby was editor of Colorado Outdoors magazine and chief of communications for the Colorado Division of Wildlife during a 30-year career with the State of Colorado. A member and past president of RMOWP, Russ retired from the Division of Wildlife in 2002 and now works at what he chooses.

The Awards

Best of Show

Writing – Books & Scripts for TV/Movie/Video
Maryann Gaug “Best Hikes Near Denver and Boulder” A Falcon Guide, 2010 (Books)

Writing – Magazine Articles/Columns/Editorials
Mary Peachin “Mexican Mixed Bag” Sport Fishing Magazine, Summer 2008 (Magazine Article)

Category awards

Books and Scripts for TV/Movie/Video
1st Maryann Gaug Best Hikes Near Denver and Boulder, A Falcon Guide, 2010
2nd Mary Peachin Scuba Caribbean, University Press of Florida, 2009
3rd Robert Stone SDay Hikes on the California Centra Coast, Day Hike Books, 2009

Newspaper articles/columns/editorials
1st Lee Allen “Deer are the Embodiment of Wildlife” Outdoor Observations, Inside Tucson Business, November 2009
2nd Maryann Gaug “The Case for Wilderness Areas” Summit Daily News, December 2009
3rd Lee Allen “800-Mile Arizona Trail” Outdoor Observations, Inside Tucson Business, May 2009

Magazine articles/columns/editorials
1st Mary Peachin “Mexican Mixed Bag” Sport Fishing, January 2009
2nd Jack Olson “Pretty as a Picture” Midwest Traveler, May-June 2009
3rd Mary Peachin”Muck Diving in Indonesia” The Desert Leaf, October 2009

Newsletter Writing of Any Kind
1st Jack Olson “Jack’s Jaunts: Slow Down on I-70” Rocky Mountain Outdoors, Sep-Oct 2009
2nd Jack Olson “Jack’s Jaunts: They Call the Wind Mariah” Rocky Mountain Outdoors, Holiday 2009
3rd Maryann Gaug “Get Up with the Chickens!” Rocky Mountain Outdoors, Late Winter 2010

Web Writing
1st Lee Allen “Flying Fish in the Forest” Web Zine, ESPN Outdoors, November 17, 2009
2nd Lee Allen “Leaks in the System” Web Zine, ESPN Outdoors, August 3, 2009
3rd Lee Allen “Chasing the Water” Web Zine, ESPN Outdoors, August 26, 2009