Florida Outdoor Writers Association
2013 FOWA Conference • August 21-25, 2013
Hosted by Polk County Tourism
Westgate River Ranch Resort, Polk County, FL
3200 River Ranch Blvd River Ranch, FL 33867
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CONFERENCE AND HOTEL INFORMATION
FOWA’s 2013 Conference will be held at Westgate River Ranch Resort, August 21-25. Not only will you experience many activities in the area, including fishing, paddling and shooting, you’ll be enlightened by a lineup of great programs. Expect to take home stories from our Newsmaker Events as well as some useful information from our Craft Improvement Seminars.
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FOWA Scholarship Applications Due May 13, 2013
Applications are now being accepted for the FOWA Scholarship. FOWA Scholarships are competitive and open to students at Florida colleges and universities whose career goals are to communicate to the public a love and appreciation for hunting, fishing and other aspects of the outdoor experience. Scholarships range from $500 to $1,000.
Applications are due TODAY by 5:00 EST, May 13, 2013. Sorry, applications are closed. Complete submission details are on the FOWA scholarship page.
Welcome to the Florida Outdoor Writers Association — FOWA is one of the nation’s oldest and largest outdoor communicators’ organization.
In the spring of 1945, Rube Allyn, then a nationally known outdoor editor of the St. Petersburg Times, was in Chattanooga, TN. attending the Outdoor Writers Association of America convention. He was lobbying OWAA to have the next convention in Florida, but was told he needed a state association before the group would consider the offer. Allyn returned, determined that Florida would host in 1946.
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