Florida Outdoor Writers Association
FOWA 2013 Conference Wrap-Up
Tommy Thompson, Executive Director
For those of us who write regional fishing reports for Florida Sportsman magazine, there’s an unwritten rule: don’t mention the weather in your opening paragraph. However, there are exceptions to that rule and this FOWA Conference wrap-up is one. Our 2013 Conference, hosted by Visit Central Florida at Westgate River Ranch Resort in Polk County was a huge success, despite being dampened slightly by afternoon thunderstorms and cursed with oppressive heat. Get the picture?
I’m really sorry that some of you were unable to attend the event. Nevertheless, we had a big crowd of communicators, tourism and corporate members. It’s always hard to come up with a “number” of attendees, as some folks arrive late and others leave early, but I do know that we filled over 260 rooms during the course of the Conference. And that’s what our tourism member hosts want: heads in beds.
I’ll outline our events, day-by-day . . .
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2013 Conference Photo Contest Winners
|First Place, JoNell Modys|
|Second Place, Mark King|
|Third Place, Logan Fowler|
|Honorable Mention, Dale Sanders|
Congratulations to all, and a big thanks for entering. This year’s Photo Contest drew over 50 entries from our Conference visit to Westgate River Ranch Resort in Polk County.