Congrats go out to Bend writer, photographer and outdoor guide, Gary Lewis who earned several top honors at the recent Northwest Outdoor Writers Association conference in Seeley Lake, Montana, including the prestigious Enos Bradner Award for upholding the highest standards of outdoor journalism.
"Enos Bradner's book on steelhead fishing was the first outdoor book I ever read," says Lewis. "The Enos Bradner Award is meaningful to me because his writing inspired me to become a steelhead fisherman, which in turn animated a love for the outdoors."
Among other awards, Lewis garnered first place for a fishing article titled “Ringnecks and Rainbows” and first place for a hunting article titled “His Grandfather’s Shotgun.” The blue-ribbon awards kept rolling in with a first place award for a humor article called “Ping’s First Bear Hunt,” published in Bear Hunting magazine. In the Video/Audio category, Lewis took first place for an episode of High Desert Outdoorsman. Lewis also won awards for “Oregon’s Metolius,” published in Flyfishing and Tying Journal and “Captivated by Mearns’ Quail” in Pointing Dog Journal.
Look for an interactive story from Lewis in the Summer 2010 issue of Oregon Lakes & Rivers magazine, where he’ll take us via words, pictures and video on a Rogue River fishing trip.
Learn more about Gary Lewis here.
The Northwest Outdoor Writers Association is a society of professional outdoor communicators who are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence. Members write about and photograph a broad range of outdoor activities, and support the enjoyment and conservation of natural resources.