Let’s Celebrate

Climbing at the Bachar Boulders near Mammoth Lakes. © Monica Prelle

It’s that time of year again. No not snow season. Not fall cleaning season either. The Outdoor Writers Association of California (OWAC) announced its annual Excellence in Craft Awards winners and yours truly once again took home some top honors. Ahem, thank you, thank you very much!

About.com Camping was selected as the Best Outdoors Website. Monica Prelle (that’s me), camping guide and editor, is thrilled to have been awarded top honors among great competition. The organization awarded About.com Camping second place for Best Outdoors Website in 2012.

Prelle (again, writing about myself in third person) was also awarded Best Conference Related Work for a photograph published in the Mammoth Times. The wining photo was taken of  climber Dan Molnar at the Bachar Boulders near Mammoth Lakes during the Christian Pondella Action Sports Photo Workshop. The same photo won Best Action Photo at the Fall Conference in Mammoth last year.

OWAC  is a non-profit association of media professionals who communicate the vast array of outdoor recreational opportunities and related issues in California and the surrounding western region. Members of the organization are professional writers, photographers, who cover fishing, hunting, boating, camping, hiking, wildlife watching, adventure sports and other related active outdoor activities.

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