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 2009 Writing Awards

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 2007 Writing Awards

2006 Writing Awards

by Frank Zurey

Best of Show Writing went to Dan England for his article “The Longest Mile” published in the Greeley Tribune on May 31, 2005.

The judge

The writing and video categories judge was Joe Reid, with more than 22 years of experience as a writer, editor and publisher in the Rocky Mountain Region. He has written on subjects ranging from the endangered humpback chub to Latin jazz great Poncho Sanchez. A founding member of Book Organizations of Colorado, Reid currently works in the Public Information Office for the City of Westminster, Colorado. A child of the west, Joe always wishes he had more time to fish. Continue reading 2006 Writing Awards

2005 Writing Awards

by Frank Zurey

The Judge

Kendall Slee is a freelance writer and editor in Broomfield, Colorado. She started her career as a newspaper reporter in Colorado – at the Boulder –based Colorado Daily, and as business editor for the Greeley Tribune. She went on to write and edit at Washington D.C.-based Export Today magazine, and then pursued her interest in conservation as editor of the Land Trust Alliance’s journal, Exchange. Kendall was delighted to return with her family to her home state in 2004. Her primary client is currently the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, for which she is editing two extensive collections of articles. Continue reading 2005 Writing Awards