HomeNewsOWAA Youth Outdoor Writing Contest MISSOULA, Mont. – Outdoor Writers Association of America seeks entries for the Norm Strung Youth Writing Awards contest. The 2013 contest allows promising young writers and poets to showcase their skills and win cash prizes totaling $1,700, thanks to the support and sponsorship of Safari Club International Foundation. The deadline for entries is March 15, 2013. 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 2012 calendar year. The contest 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. For complete contest rules and entry instructions, visit http://owaa.org/programs/contests/norm-strung-youth-writing-awards. Questions about how to submit entries from your local youth writing contest to the OWAA contests? Need tips for how to start a youth writing contest at your local paper? Call the OWAA office at 406-728-7434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. OWAA is The Voice of the Outdoors®. The Outdoor Writers Association of America is the oldest and largest association of professional outdoor communicators in the United States. It was organized in 1927 by members of the Izaak Walton League of America and includes professional communicators dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. OWAA’s professionals include writers, photographers, outdoors radio- and television-show hosts, book authors, videographers, lecturers and artists. The association is headquartered in Missoula, Mont. For more information, contact Outdoor Writers Association of America, 615 Oak St., Ste. 201, Missoula, Mont. 59801; 406-728-7434, www.owaa.org.