A first-place FOWA Excellence in Craft Award went to Odessa, Fla., photojournalist Dale Sanders, for this article in the July 2011 print issue of Florida Sportsman.

The Florida Outdoor Writers Association, or FOWA, recently announced the 2011 Excellence in Craft awards in Titusville, Florida. Listed below are the winners. Entries which appeared in Florida Sportsman Magazine are in bold. Also in boldface are writers and photographers who regularly contribute to FS.

Magazine Feature or Regular Column
1. Gulf Coast Redfish Recovery-Polly Dean- Mississippi/Louisiana Game & Fish
2. Sunshine State Fall Fishing Roundup- Polly Dean – Florida Game & Fish
3. Seize Shells on the Seafloor- Tommy Thompson- Florida Sportsman

Newspaper Feature or Regular Column
1. When Ethics Go Out The Window-Ralph Allen
2. Timely and topical information for anglers- Ron Presley
3. Beware Moving Fish- Bob Wattendorf

Photography /Photojournalism
1. Where The Lobsters Lurk- Dale Sanders- Florida Sportsman
2. Fijian Reef & Diver-Peggy Goldberg-www.Goldenimages
3. The Other Side of the Pass-Ralph Allen- Florida Sportsman

Electronic Media & Special Communications
1. Finding your Tropical Chi- Dale Sanders- Travel World International Mag
2. Doug Alderson Visit-Doug Alderson-Visit Tallahassee website
3. The Wildlife of Big Pine key-Jimmy Jacobs-Examiner.com

1. Give Your Story A New Life- Sandy Huff
2. Fisherman’s Coast- Aaron Adams
3. Peggy Goldberg’s Golden Images-Peggy Goldberg

Outdoor book
3. Florida Gardens Gone Wild- Lucy Beebe Tobias

Outdoor Travel/ Destination Story
1. OFF THE BEATEN PATH: BOTTLE DIVING ST. VINCENT-Dale Sanders-Antique Bottle & Glass Collector
2. Paddling Florida’s Mountain River-Doug Alderson- Florida Wildlife Magazine
3. Key West- Fantasy Island-Bobbye Kenyon-Southern Boating

Conservation Story
1. The Lake Okeechobee Rebound- David Brown-www.flwoutdoors.com
2. The Rise & Fall of Orange Lake ―Again-Peggy Goldberg-
3. Ducks Unlimited at Work in the South-Polly Dean-Florida Game & Fish Magazine

Family Participation
1. A Daughter’s First hunt- Ralph Allen-Florida Wildlife
2. Tarpon Tamers of Tampa Bay- David A. Brown-BoatUSAngler
3. Peach State Angling Vacations- Polly Dean-Georgia Sportsman Magazine

1. We’re all in big, big trouble- (Ralph Allen) Waterline Oct 6 2011
2. Gramp’s Cramps – (Cliff Kunde)-Coastal Angler Magazine-May 2011
3. Gramp’s Cramps-( Cliff Kunde)- Coastal Angler Magazine- June 2011

Corporate /Tourism members Self-promotion
1. Central Florida Visitors & Convention Bureau Website-Central Florida Visitors & Convention Bureau
2. BombshellLures.com-Castalia Outdoors
3. Culprit Fat Max-Culprit Lures

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