Aspiring Young Writers Wanted for Outdoor Scholarships

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SCI searches for young outdoor writers


Hunter Education is highly focused on the future of our sport—the youth. However, as every outdoorsperson knows, our sport is about much more than the hunt. It is an adventure into the outdoors; an appreciation of nature, and a love for the unbeaten path. In that pursuit, Safari Club International and the Outdoor Writers Association of America have teamed up to once again present the Norm Strung Youth Writing Awards contests. The 2014 contests allows promising young writers and poets to showcase their skills and win cash prizes totaling $1,700.

The postmark deadline for entries is March 15, 2014. All entries must have an outdoor theme and must have been published or accepted for publication in a newsletter, newspaper, magazine, literary collection, etc., during the 2013 calendar year.

The contests feature categories in poetry or prose and awards prizes in two divisions. At the time the article was published or accepted for publication, the author must have been a student in grades 6-8 to enter the junior division; or grades 9-12 (including prep school) to enter the senior division.

To request information about how to start a youth writing contest at your local paper, call the OWAA office at 406-728-7434 or email

For more information, contact:
Outdoor Writers Association of America

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